Mandatory Shoulder Use finally defined near adequately???

As many of you know Maryland is one of the few states that have a mandatory shoulder and bike lane use law. And some of you may have even been stopped or ticketed for not riding in a

This definition is part of the new State Highways Bicycle Pedestrian Guidelines.

You probably have detected that I am not exactly ecstatic over this definition and you are right. The issue still remains that the law should not require you to ride in an unsafe facility. So while AASHTO defines the minimum for a bike facility as four feet wide they also require other things relating to striping and signage to qualify as meeting AASHTO guidelines. While it looks like the new State Guidelines address a lot of the striping issues they fail to address the signage issues so we still have a mandatory use of a

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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