Thursday, June 25 2009 @ 07:00 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
The Bike Summit on May 1st provided an array of ideas on improving biking in Baltimore. Now comes the fun part: Contributing to make this vision a reality! A summary of the Bike Summit is available below.
New Bike Parking – The Department of Transportation’s Maintenance Division has installed over 92 bike racks over the past 5 weeks! The communities of Highlandtown, Belair-Edison, Waverley, Remington and Hamilton are some of the areas where the new racks are installed.
ARTSCAPE, the nation’s largest FREE arts festival, is July 16th - 18th and features BIKE PARKING. The University of Maryland is sponsoring free bike parking for a less-stressful option for to getting to and from Artscape. The bike parking will be staffed with volunteers who will provide goodie bags to cyclists. To volunteer for the event, please contact Kathy Hornig at Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Following then President-elect Obama’s visit, this is the 2nd major event in the city this year that offers bike parking.
In time for Artscape, the winners of the Station North Bike Rack Competition will be installed. These unique racks can be found along the 1700 & 1800 block of Charles Street and the unit & 100 block of West North Avenue.