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Hi, all,

I may be starting a new job at UMBC fairly shortly. While scouting out bicycle commuting routes, I see that the Baltimore DOT bike map and Google maps both recommend getting there on Wilkens Avenue, but the street doesn't look very wide. I don't imagine traffic will be going too fast, though. Any opinions on the safety of Wilkens Avenue? That really does look to be the most direct route.

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I've ridden Wilkens Ave. and survived. The real issue is how comfortable you are riding in traffic and how familiar you are with safe (defensive) riding practices (see: http://www.baltimorespokes.org/links/index.php?category=Must+read+for+bike+safety ). I will also note typically areas around freeway ramps can be a pain to deal with during rush hour as the two together seems to encourage overly aggressive driving, I like to avoid those when I can just to keep bicycling a mellow relaxing experience. For an option consider using roads south of the University (Shelbourne/Westland)

I hope this helps.

   
Chatty
Registered: 06/14/05
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Location: Baltimore MD
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Hey, I was really searching for a ride tomorrow also, simply happened to run over your post. I'm from the zone however don't know of any gathering rides tomorrow, yet I know the streets. I wasn't anticipating 60 miles however may be eager on the off chance that I have room schedule-wise.

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