January Bike News
The cycling community in Baltimore has been pretty busy over the last week or two. I thought I would catch folks up who may or may not have been paying attention to it all.
1. Our good friend Liam has started a petition to the City Council, MICA and UB administrators to uphold Council Bill 09-0433, Complete Streets, in the design of the Midtown Streetcape project. This is a great opportunity to let our city government and these major institutions know important bikes lanes are to this community. Learn more and sign the petition here.
2. Baltimore City Department of Transportation conducted their latest round of bike counts. The counting was completed by 26 volunteers who collected data on how many cyclists passed their location from 7:30am to 9:30am and again from 4pm to 6pm. The counts were done January 10th through the 12th and the results were rather amazing. A total of 1,466 bikes were counted, a 137% increase over last year. More details found here. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this count happen, this information is invaluable to our community.
3. Bike Maryland has been very busy the last few weeks. With the recent start of the 2012 legislative session, there are a lot of opportunities to lend your support and voice to making Maryland a more bike and pedestrian friendly. You can get all the latest information at bikemd.org, but I’ll mention a few of the highlights. Bike Maryland is looking for you to lend your voice and let your representative know that you value federal funding for biking and walking. Details and petition here. Bike Maryland is also hosting cyclists for a Pro-Bike Lobby night in Annapolis February 6th. This is a great opportunity to meet with State legislators and let them know, face-to-face, how important bike infrastructure and safety is to you. Details and registration information here.
Well there you have it. Enjoy.