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Less Pollution on City Sidewalks than Streets

Health & Environment<img width="89" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060117023547729_1.gif" alt="">&quot;On average, taxi passengers were exposed to more than 100,000 ultrafine particle counts per cubic centimeter. Bus travelers were exposed to just under 100,000 and people in cars about 40,000.&quot;


&quot;Pedestrians and bicyclists, meanwhile, were exposed to counts of just 5,000 and 8,000, respectively.&quot;


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It's the Law in Maryland

  • Yield the Right-of-Way to Bicyclists.
  • Bicycles are treated as vehicles in Maryland.
  • Motorists must yield the right-of-way to bicyclists.
  • Do not attempt to share the lane with bicyclists.
  • If you are unable to safely pass them, reduce your speed, and follow the bicycle at a safe distance. Wait for a safe opportunity to pass, allowing adequate clearance, about three feet from the side of your vehicle, and return to your lane when you can clearly see the bicyclist in your rear view mirror.
  • A bicycle is not restricted to the right side of the road.
  • Share the road and do not use your horn. The bicyclist can usually hear an approaching vehicle and loud noises can startle the bicyclist and may cause an accident.
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    How fast can you go?

    Biking ElsewhereNot realizing your full potential on how fast you can go? Well this carbon fiber product is designed to do just that. (Warning this is not going to be what you expect.)
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    Illegal Bike Maneuver?

    Biking in BaltimoreToday, 12/28/2005, I was stopped by a state patrol officer for performing this maneuver:

    <a href="http://tinyurl.com/8sca9">http://tinyurl.com/8sca9</a>;

    For 2 years, until they started doing roadwork in the area, I've been riding this section to get to Dundalk from Essex. Now, I'm told that I was on I-695 for a portion of it, and of course, as we all know, peds and bikes are prohibited.

    I plead ignorance! I know--no excuse.

    But, there's got to be a better way other than having to cut through Eastpoint Mall!


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    Carmakers widen seats for wider ... seats

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    Columbia Downtown Master plan

    <img width="119" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/2005122615414186_1.jpg" alt="">The next meeting of the Transportation Advocates will be held on Tuesday morning, January 10, 2006 from 7:45 AM to 9 AM at the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Coffee will be available from 7:30 AM.

    We are devoting or January 10th meting to a better understanding of the elements of the Columbia Downtown Master plan that will have far-reaching implications not only for Columbia and Howard County but the whole region. The session will particularly focus on transit and pedestrian connectivity issues., the two most frequently cited priorities mentioned by the charrette participants.
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    Multi-use trails

    Biking in Maryland<img width="160" height="101" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051226133348861_1.jpg" alt=""><img width="90" height="120" align="right" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051226133348861_2.JPG" alt="">Usually I just throw away the Examiner that lands on my doorstep every morning, but I was thumbing through it today and I came upon this editorial about the new Cross County Trail in Fairfax:

    It's generally positive, but what's strange is the closing: &quot;The Washington area will soon become a must-see destination for hikers and bikers all over the world. Just remember that hiking trails are recreational amenities - not major commuter routes.&quot;

    It seems like an incomplete thought, but what are they getting at?
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    Everyday life as a cyclist

    <img width="150" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051225002043445_1.jpg" alt="">Watch the following video to see the type of harassment that cyclist experience all too often. The highlight is an SUV who refuses to give up an inch of road for a cyclist even though there are no oncoming cars. So not only does the SUV pass the cyclists recklessly close the SUV has to blow the horn all the way to demonstrate that roads are for SUVs and bikes should stay in the garage where they belong.
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    Maryland Clean Power Rule

    <img width="160" height="69" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051224221422946_1.jpg" alt="">On November 17, 2005, Governor Ehrlich announced the Maryland Clean Power Rule. This Rule will lower air pollution emissions from the state
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    Assault, battery and how to cook a turkey

    Biking in Maryland<img width="160" height="37" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051224202453572_1.gif" alt="">

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