I wondered if Baltimore City has anything similar since I have seen a number of bikes racks that fall into the unacceptable designs round the inner harbor. I did find something similar in the Bicycling Toolkit and Guide but is still marked as draft, so I guess the city is still looking for new Bike Coordinator before those are finished an published.
One of my pet hates about living in Baltimore is the lack of coordination between mass transit systems. Northern VA has the right idea they run a hub and spoke architecture, where the metro stations are the major hubs and the buses feed out into the neighborhoods.
Since MTA doesn't seem to be able to set up a hub and spoke system for Baltimore maybe the city could bypass MTA and drop in a computerized bicycle rental program at key locations hooked up to the swipe cards used on the MTA buses.
This would allow you to jump on the MARC stop at Camden Yards, swipe your Smart Trip Card to get a bike, bike to the ESPN Zone/Fells Point/Canton, lock up the bike, then repeat it all again on the way home. No need to worry about taking a bike on the train during rush hour.
He will be bringing some turn of the century examples to oggle as well. Too cool to miss!!!!
Hope to see you all there!!!!
The Folks at Velocipede
Velocipede is located at 4 W lanvale on charles st., just 2 blocks south of North Ave.
Are there any plans for a bike path included in plans to expand the road?
My initial thought was to contact Carley Francis at Baltimore City, but she has moved on. Beth Strommen said the Bike coordinator is in charge of bike racks but the position hasn't been filled yet.
So who in the Baltimore City Government can we contact about bike rack issues?
The City of Baltimore Department of Transportation is currently hiring for the following position: SPECIAL BIKE/PEDESTRIAN CITY PLANNER II. Responsible for development and update of comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plans, participation in the development of the long range transportation plans and providing strategic planning and direction, technical expertise and project management in the development and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian programs throughout the City of Baltimore. Responsible for the development and implementation of the City's ADA Transition Plan for the public right-of-way. Min. qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning or related field, (Master's Degree preferred); 3 yrs. related exp.; or equivalent education and exp.; strong computer and GIS skills, writing and communication skills.