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Support the new bike lanes in South Baltimore by Greg Hinchliffe

Biking in BaltimoreThe city is installing bike lanes on Fort Ave in South Baltimore.

YAY !

This is a nice safety enhancement for riders going to Locust Pt and Ft McHenry.

Local residents are up in arms complaining about the improvement to their community.

BOO !

What can they be thinking?

Please counter their noisy complaining with email, calls, letters of thanks and support of this and future bike enhancements to:

mayor@baltimorecity.gov,
al.foxx@baltimorecity.gov,
otis.rolley@baltimorecity.gov,
sdixon@baltimorecitycouncil.com,
ereisinger@baltimorecitycouncil.com (it's in his district) and
your own councilperson firstinitiallastname@baltimorecitycouncil.com

We'll never get the bike enhancements we want and deserve if we let a bunch of NIMBY's have the say.

Feel free to forward as you wish.

Greg Hinchliffe
Chairman, Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee
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2nd Annual Baltimore "Moonlight Madness" Bike Ride!

Biking in BaltimoreSaturday, April 16, 9:00 p.m.

See Baltimore by night, by bike! Join Friends of Baltimore Hostel volunteers and others for a 5-mile or 20-mile ride through some of the most interesting parts of Baltimore by moonlight. The routes are safe, well lighted and mostly flat. Light refreshments will be served at the hostel when we return. A $10 donation will benefit the historic Baltimore hostel building renovations, and the effort to re-open it to
budget travelers. More info:
<a href="http://www.baltimorehostel.org/news_events/moonlightmadness_april2005.html">http://www.baltimorehostel.org/news_events/moonlightmadness_april2005.html</a>;
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SENATE BILL 551 Vehicle Laws - Bicycles and Motor Scooters - Exceptions to

Bike Laws<a href="http://www.onlesscar.org">www.onlesscar.org</a>; sent out an alert about Senate Bill 551.

Summary: SB 551 would provide that bicycles and motor scooters can ride
anywhere in a traffic lane if they are traveling at the &quot;normal&quot; speed of
traffic. It also would add several other circumstances (the avoidance of
pedestrians or road hazards, approaching locations where right turns are
authorized, and operating in a lane that is too narrow to travel side by
side with other traffic) under which these vehicles need not be ridden to
the far right of the roadway, even when traveling slower than the normal
speed of traffic.

Click on read more to find out how you can help.
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National Bike Summit

Bike LawsRegistration for the National Bike Summit, March 16-18th, is now open.

The summit is a really worthwhile event which I encourage you to attend.

The program is 2 days of sessions and speakers on legislative priorities and
notable projects and programs which we can use as models, and 1 day on
Capital Hill meeting with our congressional delegation to talk about the
issues which are important to bicyclists and pedestrians, and the federal
programs which are essential in the effort to build safe streets and healthy
neighborhoods.

Even if you can\'t make the whole conference, I encourage you to join us on
Thursday when we meet with Maryland\'s members of Congress to talk about
local priorities.

As a special incentive, the first 125 people to register before Dec. 31 not
only get an early bird registration price, but could win a refund and other
valuable prizes. So sign up early and save.

Details and registration online at:
http://www.bikeleague.org/events/index.html

Let me know if you have questions about the Bike Summit, or if I can help
convince you of the importance of this effort in DC.

Regards,

Mark Counselman
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Ruling on Critical Mass in New York

Bike Critical MassThe New York Times is running an article (registration required) on a ruling on banning Critical Mass Bikes Rides in New York.
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Baltimore Critical Mass Bike Ride

Bike Critical MassThe next Critical Mass is 10/29. Let's keep the momentum for bicycles going! Last September's ride was arguably the best ever. Let's see if we can top it again with our annual Halloween bike vibe.

As always, CM meets near Charles and Redwood streets. We start to gather at 5:30 p.m. We typically start a little after 6:00 p.m.

btw, Beth W. has made a pretty kick-ass flyer. Interested parties should contact her to get copies of it to spread around town.

Also, on the flyer she lists a "surprise destination" and a "11 p.m. dance masquerade". Sounds pretty mysterious. I'm sure the people who are planning these CM-related activities could use some more help putting it all together. So, don't be shy lending a hand.

finally, don't forget the 'Reclaim the Streets' event coming on election day (Nov. 2). It should be a good time for all.

cheers, Scott

Reclaim the Streets, Nov. 2nd: http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/8218

September's Critical Mass ride: http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/display/8114/index.php

for nostalgia...remembering last January's CM: http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/6161

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Photos from the the July 30th Critical Mass Bike Ride

Bike Critical MassBetter late than never Photos from the July 30th Critical Mass bike ride
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264 arrested in NYC bicycle protest

Bike Critical MassNEW YORK (CNN) -- In the first major clampdown on protesters before the Republican National Convention, New York police arrested 264 people Friday night during a mass demonstration.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/28/rnc.bike.protest/

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Video cameos about bike advocacy

Biking in BaltimoreEveryone

I am getting people to make statements about bike advocacy to a video camera
at the light street cycle shop. The end result should be a series of statements by a large and
extremely varied group of people strung together to impress our city
representatives as to the support bicycle issues have.

nyone interested in giving a \&quot;testimonial\&quot; is welcome to do so.

I haven\'t made the necessary appointments with the city yet, but that is
usually not as hard or time consuming as gathering statements.

All are welcome to express intelligible, truthful, and sincere opinions on
this issue...............

penny
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Construction of the Potee St. Bridge

Biking in BaltimoreThe following is an email I sent to a guy in the Transportation Dept.

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