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.
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.
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
Originally published June 13, 2005
The main site is at <a href="http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org">http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org</a>
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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org (it's in his district) and
your own councilperson email@example.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.
Chairman, Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee
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:
Summary: SB 551 would provide that bicycles and motor scooters can ride
anywhere in a traffic lane if they are traveling at the "normal" 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.
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
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
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:
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.