I would like assistance in putting together a display for this Friday Bike/Ped Symposium in Annapolis. The event last year focused on bike paths and recreation, but did not have much on bike commuting and I would like to create a display highlighting bike commuters.
I would like to put together a quick display of bike commuters from around MD. If you are a bike commuter, please take the time to email me with the following:
Montgomery County Council recently introduced a sweeping change in its road code. While it had many good intentions it failed to meet those intentions. The following comments are a worthwhile read for any transportation planning as well as any environmentalist who would like to see the transportation network more environmentally friendly.Comments from:
Commentary by Bill Wilkinson
RECISIONS -- SHOW ME WHERE THE MONEY WENT!
Last October, Tom Murtha of the Chicago MPO posted a question on one of the listservs about how the various State DOTs have dealt with Congressionally-mandated recisions for federal transportation funds. Periodically, the Congress will direct that the amount of funds authorized be reduced by some percentage. The FHWA allows each State DOT to decide on its own what programs to take the required dollars from to meet their required recision total. What this means is that if they so choose, a State DOT can take ALL of it from CMAQ or Transportation Enhancements or Safe Routes to School or whatever, and not touch other programs.
And, would you believe that this is exactly what some State DOTs opted to do? Shocking.
Benefiting: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Location: Maryland - Pennsylvania - Washington, DC -
The Facts: 8 days - Mountain Biking - 330 miles - 500 riders max
Description: The 6th Annual Greenway Sojourn, June 23-30, 2007, will lead cyclists on the ride of their lives on the longest, continuous multi-purpose trail in the country. After 20 years of trail building, the Great Allegheny Passage in southwestern Pennsylvania and western Maryland will be completed in late 2006 and linked to the popular Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, creating 315 miles of continuous trail connecting McKeesport near Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. Together these trails make up the spine of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.
TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL announces United States RXS road pedal recall
The roads are built for two types of drivers, drunks and truck drivers.