"While Fred Waring Drive, the road where the crash occurred, was expanded from two lanes to three in each direction in 2005, the city did not include a wide outside lane in the design. In addition, the road previously had bike lanes and was signed as a bike route before the redesign. It has extra wide outer lanes farther east, but narrows by five feet with no warning, forcing bicyclists into traffic where the speed limit is 50 mph."
If biking costs you a dollar then society pays $0.08.
If bussing costs you a dollar then society pays $1.50.
If driving costs you a dollar then society pays $9.20.
"In the early days of the automobile, it was drivers' job to avoid you, not your job to avoid them. But under the new model, streets became a place for cars — and as a pedestrian, it's your fault if you get hit."
from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
[B' Spokes: Note state law calls for "best engineering practices" so here you go. Ref: http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20111025010622931 ]
October 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am | $15 | Register
Explore historic places that tell of the struggles and partnerships between Baltimore’s Jewish and African American communities during the Civil Rights movement and beyond.
We’ll see synagogues and social halls, corner stores and tennis courts that tell the story of Baltimore’s Jewish community in the late 19th and early 20th century and the African-American community that succeeded them in the neighborhoods around Druid Hill Park. Join Eli Pousson from Baltimore Heritage on a fall ride tour of African-American, Jewish and Civil Rights landmarks from Eutaw Place to Park Heights.
[B' Spokes: Amazing, they have 1,000 miles and we have 60? For the whole State? That's what the Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance says anyway. pg 47 http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Office_of_Planning_and_Capital_Programming/Dashboard/Documents/2013_AR_Updated_022013.pdf And I thought we had 500 miles of bike lanes around 2004 what happened to that? ]
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
New buildings are being developed and old ones are finding new uses in Baltimore. Biking the city is a great way to experience and learn about these new developments. At various stages of this 9-mile tour you’ll find industry experts eager to share their knowledge and tell the stories related to planning, developing, and building these places.
Bring your own bike or rent one at Light Street Cycles 410-685-2234, at 1124 Light Street Baltimore MD 21230, which will offer a discounted rate to participants who reserve a bicycle at least 7 days in advance ($20 for the day). They will open at 9am that day for participants who wish to pick up their bicycles before the event.
Start Time: 10:00 am – Light Street Cycles
10:00 AM: 1201 S Charles Street – Urban Design Group
10:40 AM: 111 W. Heath Street – Paul Khazansky, Poverni
11:20 AM: 106-110 N Eutaw St. – Speaker – Dante Jones – General Contractor
12:00 PM: 315 East 23rd Street –Telesis Corporation
12:40 PM: 10 N. Calvert Street – Speaker Bozzuto Management/JK Equities
Final stop: Little Havanas – cash bar with complimentary appetizers and a discounted draft for participants
For a preliminary look at the sites and the route map – BikeTourMap
Members Only – $20