Last May, the Department of Transportation released the city’s first bike map which highlighted bikeable routes, rules of the road, securing your bike and using the bus racks. 12,000 maps were printed on high-gloss paper for slight weather-resistance and provided free to the public from DOT’s Planning Division and local bike shops. Baltimore’s Bike Map is now being used as a template for other bike maps across Maryland and the U.S.
Over the past week, with more people out riding, requests for more maps has increased. Today, the last of the first printing were given away! 12,000 maps in 12 months!
So, what’s next?
- The Spanish version of the bike map is going through some final edits and will be available online when complete.
- If you don’t have a bike map, you can download a pdf copy here. (The previously dead link has been restored)
- Given the changes in Baltimore’s bike infrastructure, both existing and proposed, the 2nd version of the map will include revised routes.
- Route comments from the public are highly encouraged online at the ROUTE MAP tab at the top of the blog.
- There is no anticipated print date for the 2nd version. (It’s still a little early in the process)
Thanks to everyone who helped get the bike maps out to area cyclists! Special thanks to Victor Miranda, Paula Simon & Toole Design Group for putting together such a great bike map!