This is about to change. The space is supposed to only be used by City vehicles and bicyclists. The Dept. of Transportation is in the process of designing a bicycle Trail system that would run in that location, establish rules for its use, and increase safety for peds and bikes through better design and signage. Carley Francis at Planning is working on this project with Nasser Rahimi in Transportation. My message to you is that we're working on it, it will improve, and it will be reserved for bikes, peds, and official City vehicles. The name will be the Jones Falls Trail. The design will probably be finished in six months, but you can check with Nasser regarding those details.
Bike safe and all the best.
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It will also be shown at National Geographic's newly restored Grosvenor Auditorium as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on March 7th.
Baltimore officials are looking for feedback on a plan they hope will steer the city's efforts in economic development, transportation and land use for at least the next decade.
The Plan focuses on four primary areas: LIVE, EARN, PLAY,
Prepared by the city Department of Planning, Baltimore's first comprehensive master plan in 30 years lays out goals such as increasing retail space downtown by up to 1 million square feet and running a trolley along Charles Street.
Several very expensive bikes have been stolen from my store. Please look out for them. I am offering a reward for the return of each and any of them.
I am especially interested in catching the thief.
If anyone knows of someone working on bikes and installing high end parts, please let me know, as the bikes may be parted out.
TAKE EVEN MORE ACTION TO SUPPORT CYCLING IN BALTIMORE!
People often ask me how come Washington Metro area is doing more for cyclists then Baltimore. Hint number one: Bikes are not much of an issue here.
I guess I hang out with the wrong crowd or no one has attempted what I am about to attempt and that is making cycling an issue.
So if you are interested in making cycling an issue and joining me in uncharted territory...
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From Baltimore City's Department of Planning:
DRAFT BICYCLE MASTER PLAN
PUBLIC REVIEW MEETING
JANUARY 18, 2006
From One Less Car:
TAKE MORE ACTION TO SUPPORT CYCLING IN BALTIMORE!
Send a letter to Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley to express support for bicycle facilities in Baltimore! Click here for sample text. If you are a Baltimore City resident, you can also send a letter to your City Council representative. Find your City Councilperson here.
For 2 years, until they started doing roadwork in the area, I've been riding this section to get to Dundalk from Essex. Now, I'm told that I was on I-695 for a portion of it, and of course, as we all know, peds and bikes are prohibited.
I plead ignorance! I know--no excuse.
But, there's got to be a better way other than having to cut through Eastpoint Mall!