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Human beings are not road kill

Bike LawsIs it OK to kill cyclists not "as far to the right" on the roadway

Imagine for a sec you are in your car about to make a left turn and you get rear ended and the police cite you at being at fault for going slow in the fast lane.

Well that is the case if you are a cyclist.
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WAMU - Why bikes should not be on the road

Biking ElsewhereCommentary by Marvin Kalb - bikes & cars
Commentator Marvin Kalb has some thoughts about cars and bicylces -and why it's a good idea they should never meet on our already crowded local roads.

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Sun Article - Tour du Parks

Biking in Baltimore<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.parks13jun13,1,5434937.story">http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.parks13jun13,1,5434937.story</a>;

Annual bike ride pumps up interest in the city's routes

Tour du Parks: The course highlights the Gwynns Falls Trail and other green space.

By Anica Butler

Sun Staff

Originally published June 13, 2005
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Notes from Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

Biking in BaltimoreJim Titus kindly took notes from the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting.
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world naked bike ride

Biking in BaltimoreAs many of you know the world naked bike ride is taking place this saturday (june 11th) in over 50 cities worldwide. However, the closest location to us is ashville, nc. i have emailed daniel johnson of the world naked bike ride and he said that if i wanted to gather a ride for baltimore then go ahead! So this is a call to arms. We will meet at 12:30 pm at charles and redwood on saturday, june 11, 2005 and ride from there. The dresscode is as bare as you dare. Complete nudity is optional. We need as many people as we can get. If you're interested reply to this message and show up! it is important for bikers worldwide to stay united. LESS GAS, MORE ASS.

The main site is at <a href="http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org">http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org</a>;

-sara
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Baltimore's Bicycle Master Plan

Biking in BaltimoreThis is a topic that is very close to my heart as I cycle to work every day. Baltimore City is in the process of developing a Bicycle Master plan They have also just released the results from a public survey on were bike routes should be created and released the Preliminary Route Network Map.
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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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