The errors, lies, cover ups and short cuts that have already happened in trying to shove this project down the publics throat is most likely just the tip of the iceberg and we should expect more once the project gets underway. But the ICC is not a done deal yet and we can put the money to better use if we let Governor O
This concept was modeled on community incentives programs like the Ithaca Hours program in Ithaca, New York and the Recycle Bank in Philadelphia, PA. We're now up to over 40 registered NIH Bike Bucks participants and 4 participating vendors.....
So far the program is limited to NIH and FDA employees and contractors, and only miles commuted to and from work count towards Bike Bucks. I would be more than willing to help other Institutions establish their own such pilot programs. All it takes is a champion, some vendor support and someone willing to track the registrations, loggers, vendors, miles and bucks!
As the FDA becomes more and more part of the White Oak neighborhood, officials are searching for ways to keep its impact on roads to a minimum. To that end, Aaronson and dozens of other employees bike to work each day, many riding more than 10 miles each way. The cyclists cited the economic, environmental and fitness benefits, as well as the satisfaction biking brings.
The Maryland DOT is reissuing the Maryland state bike map, which is a considerable improvement over the previous version. One of the improvements is the inclusion of the continuous route of the ECG (designated trails and on-road interims) as a line on the map and legend reference. ECGA's cartographer Eric Weis provided mapping data and Board Member Dave Dionne helped ensure the ECG made the final edit. Thank you to MDOT for including the EGC in the map!
60 million adult Americans (18 years of age and older) bicycle each year. American bicyclists spend money on their pursuit, creating jobs and supporting local communities. Whether bicycling for family recreation, transportation, or competition, the American bicyclist generates enormous economic power.
THE NATIONAL BICYCLING RECECREATION ECONOMY:
The short answer it shouldn't. Read more to hear SHA's response to the question.
Secretary Pocari stressed that there are two vital elements to change anything in the state government: (1) A strong grass roots movement and (2) Someone in government who can change policy. Those elements were present when the "Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Act of 2001" was passed.
Hi Bike/Ped Folks, We just finished our 10th Annual Successful Bike/Ped Symposium in Annapolis on Friday Feb 9, 2007. Many of you attended and many more were unable to attend so we would like you know what you missed. This Symposium is untaken with great efforts from/by Jim and Jane Hudnall, Oxon Hill Bicycle &Trail Club and OLC. For the past nine years the Symposium was always held on the first Wednesday in February, many asked why we changed to Friday and this year at the request of the Bicycle Advisory Committee it was changed to Friday to accommodate their Annual Annapolis Meeting, but to our frustration they did not meet at the Symposium, but across town. Several MBPAC members did show up in the afternoon-Richard Cushwa-Jim Titus-David Whitaker-Sgt. Janet Harrison-Jim Swift-Dave Dionne(6 out of 21) Many of the attendees and elected officials were asking about the MBPAC. Sec. John Porcari(Newly Appointed Sec. of Trans-MDOT) was there early about 8:00AM and spent over an hour talking with and answering questions about Bike/Ped Travel in Md. All were very excited about John returning to MDOT and carrying on the great Bike/Ped Policies from the Gov. Glendening Administration. There were over 20 Displayers from around the State with many great handouts and info on local projects. St. Mary's Co. was displaying their Three Notch Trail., Frank Stevens from Bowie(The Best Bicycle City) had an outstanding displays of the Bowie's very progressive Bike/Ped Advancements. Barbara Kliefort from WABA /Met Branch Trail,,Adam Schwartz UofM/ Cooperative Bike Extension, Fred Shaffer MNCPPC had a very nice update on Prince George's Co. Inventory of past Bike/Ped Completions and Plans in works. Glen Harrison from WABA was there with the Washington DC Regions Plans/Displays and accomplishments and Eric Gilliland from WABA was answering questions and working with Andy Clarke from LAB on a joint Panel on Bicycle Friendly Communities & Complete Streets. Baltimore Bicycling Club-BBC, Oxon Hill Bicycle & Trail Club-OHBTC, College Park Area Bicycle Coalition-CPABC and many more groups had very informative displays. You didn't have time to see all of them. Too much good conversation.