Soaring Gas Price Good News for Beer Drinkers in Chicago


Chicago Pub Slashes Pint Prices Inverse to Gas Increases

<img width="160" height="98" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20050817124530561_1.gif" alt="">Whether you're a motorist looking to drown your sorrows or a cyclist celebrating the rising cost of gas, a Chicago bar is introducing a promotion that will make everyone thirst for higher gas prices. The Handlebar, a bicycle themed bar and restaurant in Wicker Park is lowering beer prices as gas prices soar above $3 a gallon at the pump.

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S.F. drivers floored by cost of gas


<img width="93" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20050815232254346_1.jpg" alt="">&quot;That's the worst I've ever seen it,&quot; - Frank Tognotti
Diane Sinnott was stunned
JoAnn and Vance Dreher - They had been flabbergasted
&quot;It's three times as much at home,&quot; - Israeli tour leader Giora Bernat
&quot;I won't be able to afford this very much longer.&quot; - Jerry Hawkins

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Not worthy of the public's trust


I found this on another list and I thought this was good so I thought I would share; from Bruce Rosar:

Those who operate heavy equipment (i.e., most motor vehicles) within the public ways pose an extraordinary danger to the person and property of others. Our government already keeps a watch on such people. If you feel that the government should keep a closer watch, please feel free to advocate for that.

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The Science of Cycling


<img width="124" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20050811163551276_1.jpg" alt="">While the Science of Cycling is a large Web site (there are over 20 pages in six main sections, 20 audio and video clips, interactive javascripts, and lots of images), it is really only an introduction to an enormous and fascinating topic.

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The B&A Trail Traverses the Universe


A July 29, 2005 Baltimore Sun article details a partnership between Friends of Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department to develop "Planet Walk." The large-scale public art installation will be complete in 2007. But for now, fans of art and trails can see the sun and Pluto - which towers 20 feet above the surface of the smooth, paved trail. Take a walk on the wild side...

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BRTB BPAG Minutes 05/04/05


Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY GROUP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2005

  • UPDATES FROM STATE AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS
  • WRAP ON WALKABLE WORKSHOP SERIES
  • DISCUSSION ON TIP REVIEW

(Note posting of minuets is two months behind do to the approval process.)

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What's the best way to accommodate bicyclists?


<img width="160" height="106" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20050802212958597_1.jpg" alt="">Transportation professionals and advocates don't always agree on the answer to this common question. Is a bike lane better than a path or a wider lane with no stripe? There is no simple answer and a lot depends on the unique circumstances of a particular roadway in a particular community. But, by reviewing more than 20 bicycle facility selection guides from the US and other countries, consultant Michael King's latest report for the PBIC suggests that there are indeed some common ranges or parameters within which different bicycle facility types seem to work best.

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