Bike/ped access on MD 24/I-95 interchange project

<img width="160" height="118" align="left" src="" alt="">A brief run down on I-95 MD 24 interchange To: MDTA
From looking at BLOS maps MD 24 seems mostly bikeable except this one section. We need to put a stop to mass transit projects that build up the barriers to bike and pedestrian access even higher.

At this time IMHO the most cost effective means of providing bike/ped access would be have a detour route. From just looking at the map this is my tentative idea: (A cyclists should review the route for other issues.)

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This route is about a half mile longer then on MD 24 which is about as good as it gets for detour routes. The main issue that needs funding and attention is how to get from the shopping complex to Winter Run Rd. The route I marked seems to have a great deal of paths so I picked that as it might be the unofficial route anyway but just about anything along here will work. So I hope getting a little path in here or in back of one of the parking lots can be done as it is critical for creating a decent and desirable route that bike and peds will use. A further and prolonged detour along any other side road will only serve to discourage biking and walking.


by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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On my first unsupported century ride--Essex to Port Deposit and back (11/04/2005)--I rode through the MD24/I-95 interchange. I'm sure many of the motor vehicle operators on the road at the time thought I was attempting to commit suicide, as they raced by me on both sides at 55 MPH or more. I pride myself for my testicular fortitude, but I found myself looking for a different route to Bel Air the following week on a ride to North East. By the way, I would have taken a different route if I (cyclists) could get across the Hatem bridge without having to be driven across.