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Matters of Scale

Bicycles per 1,000 people in the United States (mid-1990s)
In Germany
In the Netherlands
Percent of urban travel accounted for by cycling in the United States (1995)
Percent in Germany
Percent in the Netherlands
Percent of adults that are obese in the United States (2003)
Percent in Germany
Percent in the Netherlands
Total spending on health as percent of GDP in the United States (2002)
Percent in Germany
Percent in the Netherlands
Persons per hour that one meter-width-equivalent right-of-way can carry, by mode:
Auto in mixed traffic
Bus in mixed traffic
Suburban railway
Energy used per passenger-mile (calories):

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BikeTown to give away 50 bikes in Baltimore!

<img width="115" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060426194008847_1.gif" alt="">How Would the Gift of a Bike Change Your Life?
Baltimore has been named a Bicycling BikeTown!

Now entering its fourth year, BikeTown continues to bring the spirit of cycling to thousands of people nationwide. You

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Baltimore City Bicycle Master Plan

The Baltimore City Bicycle Master Plan will be presented to the Baltimore City Planning Commission for Commission Adoption on Thursday,
May 4, 2006 at 1:30 PM in the Pheobe B. Stanton Boardroom at 417 E Fayette St, 8th Floor, Baltimore, MD.

This is the action that will make the Master Plan official city policy.Final Baltimore City Bicycle Master Plan documents and maps are available on the Comprehensive Master Plan website (<a href="http://www.liveearnplaylearn.com/Publications/BaltimoreCityBicycleMasterPlan/tabid/98/Default.aspx">www.liveearnplaylearn.com/Publications/BaltimoreCityBicycleMasterPlan/tabid/98/Default.aspx</a>;).

Individuals are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting and have the opportunity to offer testimony. Written comments can be submitted

Mr. Otis Rolley, III,
Director Department of Planning
417 E. Fayette Street,
8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Baltimore Midnight Ridaz

This was posted on myspace. Just passing it along.....

Seriously, who doesn't like to bike at night? &quot;Baltimore Midnight Ridaz&quot; is essentially a less political version of Critical Mass (people biking around in a big group) that happens after the sun goes down and the moon comes up. I went on a couple of the rides in L.A. and it was amazing! Now I want to transplant the idea in Baltimore, but need some people to do it...

The first ride is set for Friday, April 21st at 10:00 p.m.! Everyone should meet near the north end of the Safeway parking lot at 25th and Charles and we'll decide on a route from there. It's going to be tons of fun. Here's what you should do...

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Baltimore: The City of Firsts

<img width="142" height="116" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060419150428502_1.jpg" alt="">Besides this list: <a href="http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/faq/firsts.html">http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/faq/firsts.html</a>;

Baltimore has a new first (at least in this state) in that it had the first Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting whose attendees ALL arrived by bike. This just goes to show you the level of dedication of those who are trying to make Baltimore a better place to bike (ether that or it was a really nice day yesterday.)
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EcoFestival Schedule @ Middle Branch Park - April 22

Bike to the EcoFestival: Ride leaves 11:00 AM from the Winans Trailhead (T2 on map, directions at the bottom of this article)




History of the Gwynns Falls Trail

Performance for Children

The Hypnotic Panties

Herbal Medicine: A Sustainable
Healthcare Option

Bike Maintenance & Bike Commuting

Doug Mattingly


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Peddling car-free, bike-friendly days for Baltimore

By Tom Dunkel
Sun reporter
Originally published April 2, 2006

<img width="160" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060410092559539_1.JPG" alt="">Every Sunday, a 19th-century silence descends upon that mountain city. Some 75 miles of connecting streets are closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. As many as 2 million people pour forth to walk, cycle, Rollerblade, jog and simply socialize in communal peace.

No cars. No pollution. No gridlock. No roar of traffic.

&quot;Ciclovia,&quot; as it's known, is the world's biggest block party, an urban transformation that borders on magical.

&quot;It's like everyone puts on a new suit of clothes,&quot; says Cantori.

A thought quickly ballooned in his brain: Why not export the idea to Maryland?

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Changing lives. One ride at a time - in Baltimore!

<img width="156" height="94" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060410091000156_1.gif" alt="">It's true, bikes change lives... and communities and families too. Don't miss your chance to be a part of BikeTown USA 2006. This year even more people will receive the gift of a bike and its life-changing powers.

To find out if you're living in a BikeTown click on your state below, fill out the form and submit your essay. Remember, you'll need to tell us how you would use a BikeTown bike to change your life.

If your essay is chosen, we'll invite you to join us at the local Bike Town giveaway and get you on your way to experiencing the power of the pedal (and, having a little fun, too!).

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Bike stolen

<img width="160" height="112" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060324155619204_1.jpg" alt="">looking for an old friend - 22

&quot;lost&quot; via smashing in the windows on my car...

a LeMond buenos aires road bike...
bright red with yellow, vertical &quot;JCS&quot; stickers on each side of the seat tube above the LeMond logo(added after photos below). yellow michelin tire in the front (also not visible below) and gray hutchinson in the rear on low spoke count wheels. full ultegra/9spd. size 55 cm. irreplaceable since full steel buenos models are no longer manufactured, plus sentimental value. please help, we've spent a lot of my favorite afternoons together.

this is in or around federal hill

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