Please Take Action now to pass Maryland pro-bicycle legislation. Act today in support of House Bill 241 and help strengthen the current 3 feet to pass law. Send a letter to the Maryland Environmental Committee below.
Send the pre-written letter as it is below or even better make a few polite personal comments in the letter.
Strengthen the Existing 3 Foot Passing Law - House Bill 241
Bill Entitled: Vehicle Laws - Overtaking and Passing Bicycles, an EPAMD, or a Motor Scooter.
House Bill 241 strengthens the existing 3 foot passing law by requiring drivers to allow 3 feet to pass a bicyclist on every road and authorizing a driver of a vehicle to drive across the left–side of a roadway in a no–passing zone, if it is safe to do so, to give a bicyclist a minimum of 3 feet of passing distance. We thank Delegate Lafferty for sponsoring this important legislation. Please contact Delegate Lafferty and thank him for supporting pro-bicycle legislation.
View bill here.
How you can help pass this bill into law:
- Contact Carol Silldorff if you are available to testify in Annapolis on February 4, 2014 and have experienced being passed by a motorist with less than 3 feet of passing space where the motorist could have safely crossed the double yellow line to give you the required 3 feet of passing space but did not do so.
- Contact Carol Silldorff if you are available to testify in Annapolis on February 4, 2014 if you have experienced 3 feet of passing space when a motorist safely crossed the double yellow line to give you the required 3 feet.
- Bike Maryland will send you a Take Action Alert in a week or two asking that you contact members of the Environmental Matters Committee to request their support of this bill. Please take action when you receive this alert.
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"If you can walk to work or take your bike on a daily basis, I think that's just about the coolest thing that there is. Every morning I listen to the traffic on the radio, and they talk about how they are jammed and I just laugh. I love traffic. I love traffic reports because I'm not in any of them."
- Quote from Jerry Seinfeld on January 6, 2014 from Reddit.com
One of the greatest comedians of our time is also an avid cycling advocate! Great, like we needed another reason to like Seinfeld!
Where: President's Conference Center, Miller Senate Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EST)
Full agenda and more information about Bike Maryland at www.bikemd.org
The Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MBPAC) is responsible for advising State government agencies on issues directly related to bicycling and pedestrian activity including funding, public awareness, safety and education. MBPAC passed a resolution at the December 13, 2013 meeting, which urges the Maryland Area Regional Commuter rail system (MARC) to consider carrying non-folding bicycles on its newly inaugurated week-end service on the Penn Line.
While many commuter rail systems around the United States and the world accommodate bicycles on their trains, MARC does not, with the exception of folding bicycles, which must be folded and encased. The primary reason given for the prohibition of non-folding bicycles has been the lack of available space on the crowded trains. However, MARC has recently inaugurated week-end service on the Penn Line, which has not been as heavily used. Given this newly available space on the trains, and given that there is likely a market for recreational travel between Baltimore and Washington for people who would like to take conventional bicycles with them, the MBPAC urges that MARC consider a pilot program to permit conventional, non-folding bicycles on the week-end service.
Bike Maryland's Executive Director, Carol Silldorff is a participating committee member of MBPAC and encourages MBPAC to meet with officials of MARC to discuss the issues which affect the ability to offer this service. Bike Maryland will continue to report on this as the organizations come to a resolution.
at Baltimore's Canton Waterfront Park. Choose between 14, 25, 40, 50, and
63 mile routes. After the ride enjoy a celebration with live music,
exhibitors, free lunch, yoga for bicyclists workshops and so much more!
Register NOW :<a href="http://www.bikemd.org">http://www.bikemd.org</a> and save $$! Day-of walk up registration also
Can't attend the ride but want a custom cycling jersey or wicking tshirt?
2013 merchandise available in ALL sizes here:
OK that is a bit wordy and would never fit on a sign, so that's what was nice about the "Share The Road" campaign... it fit on a sign but without a lot of public awareness efforts it does not often translate to anything close to my long version.
Survey from Bike Maryland at: <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GTZVBM9">http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GTZVBM9</a>
- Register for both rides together and get a discount
- Register for Tour du Port
- Register for Larry's Ride
Tour du Port
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Flat with a few rollers! Travels past the community gardens, farmer's market, on the Fallsway and the new Guilford Avenue bike lanes, continues along the Jones Falls into the Clipper Mill neighborhood and then into Druid Hill Park (rest stop with refreshments), along the zoo periphery, around the lake and back to Patterson Park for the celebration!
Rolling with hills! This route takes you on a lovely tour of Baltimore's beautiful parks before returning to BikeJam at Patterson Park. Includes rest stop.
Please support Bike Maryland's programs! Click here to become a member or click here to make a donation. Thank You!
RecRide (recreational bicycle ride) will take place on May 19, 2013 at the Boat Lake in the center of Patterson Park. On site registration and checkin begins at 7:15am.
Two great RecRide bicycle tours give you a close-up view of beautiful Charm City