Heads up Howard County District 9b - Anti-Bike candidate running for delegate

That's right the man that thinks that the underperforming (#1) ICC six lane highway is environmentally friendly and a bike trail is not good for the environment (#2) is running for District 9b state delegate.

On the issue of transportation:
"Even before the ICC was approved Flanagan was busy stealing money from routine bike/ped accommodations and from mass transit" (#3)

From his website he states "One of the saddest consequences of tax and spend policies..." - Yet you can say our increase in the gas tax was a direct result of Flanagan pushing for the very, very expensive ICC highway which we could not afford, (#4) - That's not responsible nor is his statement honest as one of Maryland's biggest and expensive boondoggles was something he pushed for.

And another point on taxes could the rain tax have been averted if we included modern state of the art stormwater management with all major highway projects? Maybe not but still not including them with a very significant source of impervious surfaces when he was in charge of Transportation projects only served to make the problem worse.

He goes on trying to make a case that he supports senior citizens... and I'll assert that cannot be done with so little support for mass transit, walking (walkable communities) and biking. My mom at 75 was doing a lot of biking in Arizona and she's doing a lot better than people in their 60's, active retirement, something we should think about and supporting here in Maryland.

But what really gets my goat was at a meeting of Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (#5) about the ICC "full and complete bike path" word came down that any government employee that did not vote the way that Flanagan wanted would be fired. Could he do that, well I guess but that's not how I want to see government run... essentially sticking their fingers in there ears and going "Lalalalala, I can't hear you." - Government works best when it listens to the people, and in my opinion that's not Flanagan. .
#1 ICC fails to meet revenue and traffic projections
<a href="http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/ICC1-31-13">http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/ICC1-31-13</a>;

#2 An Absurd Ending To The ICC Bike Path
<a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20111225145108277">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20111225145108277</a>;

#3 ICC: A BAD Deal, Not a Done Deal.
<a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20070629231131735">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20070629231131735</a>;

#4 ICC puts strain on Maryland’s transportation funds
<a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20111121231349592">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20111121231349592</a>;

#5 Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Background and Purpose
<a href="http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Office_of_Planning_and_Capital_Programming/Bicycle/MBPAC.html">http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Office_of_Planning_and_Capital_Programming/Bicycle/MBPAC.html</a>;

I'll note that I do not want to link to Flanagan's site directly as that sort of shows support in internet terms but this Google search should help you find info on the topic:
<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=flanagan+for+delegate&amp;rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS499US500&amp;oq=flanagan+for+delegate&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.7637j0&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;espvd=210&amp;es_sm=122&amp;ie=UTF-8">https://www.google.com/search?q=flanagan+for+delegate&amp;rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS499US500&amp;oq=flanagan+for+delegate&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.7637j0&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;espvd=210&amp;es_sm=122&amp;ie=UTF-8</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. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) 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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