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Annapolis partners with state on pedestrian, motorist safety campaign

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Chase Cook, Capital Gazette

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Between 2013 and 2015 there were 114 crashes involving pedestrians and motorists in Annapolis. These included people on foot, bicycles and mopeds. Of the 114 accidents, 28 happened in a crosswalk and in 40 of the accidents the pedestrian was at fault.
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"Look Up, Look Out will play a vital role in helping save lives," Pantelides said Thursday at a news conference.
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The Annapolis Police Department will focus on issuing citations and warnings in pedestrian and motorist interactions. These include citations like failing to use a crosswalk for pedestrians and failing to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk for motorists.
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http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-pedestrian-safety-annapolis-1027-20161027-story.html

[B'Spokes: There is a lot I want to say here. Let's say at fault information is correct, that's peds fault 20% of the time, assuming that the police got the law right. IMHO which is doubtful if police are only driving (windshield perspective). I would guess that the percentage of peds at fault would actually be lower if the following was well understood and enforced, Surprising aspects of law:
https://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20120724122923346
Which is to say most of the time there is no legal requirement to use marked crosswalks.]
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Carroll County Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan 2nd Survey

Biking in the Metro AreaThe Carroll County Bureau of Comprehensive Planning is working on a comprehensive, county-wide bicycle-pedestrian master plan. The Plan will focus on the transportation aspects of bicycle-pedestrian movements, as well as recreational and tourism opportunities.

For the latest updates to the plan and ways you can participate, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Comments are welcome; we find them extremely helpful.

Participating in our 2nd SURVEY will allow us to gauge how the community is responding to progress with the plan and will allow us to make necessary changes!

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDCARROLL/bulletins/16f9f17

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G2N25NN
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Join us for an open house meeting on the Security-Ingleside Project

Biking in the Metro AreaThe Baltimore County Departments of Planning and Public Works are holding a citizen input open house meeting on proposed on-road bicycle improvements in the Westview Park area. Called the Security-Ingleside Loop, Phases I and II, the bicycle improvements will consist of bike lanes and sharrows on several roads in the area.

The meeting will be held:

Thursday, September 29, 2016
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Southwest Academy (in the library)
6200 Johnnycake Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Phase I of the project is funded through a grant from the Maryland Bikeways Program. The roads included in the route are Crosby Road east of Rolling Road, Johnnycake Road and Ingleside Avenue. Funding for Phase II, which includes Crosby Road west of Rolling Road, Pleasant Valley Drive and Chesworth Road, will be sought in the near future. When completed, the bike route will connect residents with the Gwynns Falls Trail.

Please visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/bikeproject to see a map of the route and engineering plans of the proposed improvements.

Via http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=fe3fe80c9847dda98e596a049&id=bc169ad8e7&e=6ea05f8923
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Annapolis Upper West Street Sector Study

Biking in the Metro AreaThe City of Annapolis Planning

The Department of Planning and Zoning is undertaking a study that is looking at the Upper West Street Opportunity Area, which was designated in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan. It includes most of West Street from Westgate Circle to Old Solomon’s Island Road, including the Chinquapin Round Road corridor. ​The City staff is partnering with AECOM to complete the study.

Project Schedule
January - February 2016: Preliminary research and information gathering
February 8 and 10, 2016: Stakeholder interviews
February - March 2016: Corridor research
March 2​9-3​1, 2016: Char​ette/Open House
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More information: http://www.annapolis.gov/government/city-departments/planning-and-zoning/upper-west-street-sector-study

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Bicycle-Pedestrian Survey Launched for Carroll County

Biking in the Metro AreaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Carroll County Government

Bicycle-Pedestrian Survey Launched

Westminster, Monday, January 4, 2016 – The Bureau of Comprehensive Planning is developing a
county-wide bicycle-pedestrian master plan. The plan will focus on walking and biking as a form of
transportation, as well as recreational and tourism opportunities.

County input is requested. Effective today, the public interest survey is available on the Bureau of
Planning’s web site. The survey will be available through March, 2016. The survey will provide much
needed information for the bicycle-pedestrian master plan.

To participate in the survey and receive updates on the master plan, please subscribe to our mailing
list at http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/compplan/bikeped/.
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Annapolis police charge man in hit-and-run involving cyclist

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Tim Pratt, Capital Gazette

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The light turned green and the driver behind him, later identified as Carr, began honking his horn, yelling and pointing at the light, police said.

The man told police he began putting his water bottle away when Carr, driving a Ford Explorer, rear-ended his bicycle, police said. The front bumper of the Explorer got stuck on the rear wheel of the bike, the man said, keeping the bike in the upright position.

Police said the man got off his bike and began to call 911 as Carr attempted to drive away. The bike remained lodged under the front bumper as Carr left the scene, police said.
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http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-annapolis-hit-run-0731-20150730-story.html
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Truck driver fined after close call with bike police in Glen Burnie

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Tim Pratt, Capital Gazette

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The truck eventually continued past the rest of the group, Cooke said, and the driver shouted obscenities out the window. The truck was about an arm's length away from officers as it passed.

"It was something I've never experienced before in full uniform," Cooke said.
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Police obtained the truck's license plate number and charged the driver, Frank Worthington, 66, of Cecil County, with more than a half dozen traffic offenses.

On Monday, District Court Judge Laura Robinson fined Worthington $1,000 for reckless driving and ordered him to complete 16 hours of community service.

Anne Arundel State's Attorney Wes Adams said he hopes the case will teach Worthington to follow the rules of the road and draw attention to the law that motorists must give cyclists at least three feet of space when passing.
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http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-truck-driver-0407-20150406-story.html
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BikePed Beacon :: April 2015

Biking in the Metro AreaIn This Issue:

* Bike to Work Day to celebrate alternative commuting options, safety on Friday, May 15
* Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day campaigns aim to inspire children into action
* Baltimore City adopts 2015 Bicycle Master Plan
* Howard County launches bicycle, pedestrian master plans
* Funding available for bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects
* News & Resources

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=f1d861d1-8f03-4648-b7c9-de0bf3cc354e&c=d01a4880-3276-11e3-8d5a-d4ae526edc76&ch=d0bf8930-3276-11e3-8e1f-d4ae526edc76
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Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run on Philadelphia Road

Biking in the Metro AreaVia WBALTV

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/bicyclist-injured-in-hitandrun-on-philadelphia-road/32304042
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County should get behind bicycle safety initiatives [Editorial]

Biking in the Metro AreaBaltimore Sun

Baltimore County has the distinction of ranking among the top 10 jurisdictions in the country based on the Complete Streets policy the County Council initiated that takes into account the use of roads by cyclists and pedestrians, as well as motorists.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-editorial-bike-safety-0107-20150107-story.html
[B' Spokes: While special thanks to Tom Quirk and David Marks are in order, I really must highlight the large discrepancy between near the best in policies and near the worst outcomes for cyclists and pedestrians. We also have this problem on the state level, maybe we should get some award for the best double talking politicians or something. LAB loves our policies`at the state level but the results on the ground are still a bit different, like a bike mode share less than the national average (just one quick stat among several), not bad for being in or near the top 10 bike friendly states. :/]
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