Today, tomorrow and Thursday, DOT volunteers will be counting cyclists for the 2nd Annual Winter Bike Counts! Today looks like the best day to get out as the forecast is Sunny with a high of 52! Not too shabby for a January day in Baltimore.
Volunteers will be at Pratt & South, Aliceanna & Boston, Keswick & Wyman Park, Falls & Maryland and Guilford & Mt. Royal from 7:30 – 9:30 am and from 4-6 pm
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Bike Maryland is hosting two free bike ambassador workshops on Wednesday, January 25th. In these workshops, participants will learn how to teach youth bike safety and adult commuter workshops that are part of the Bike Maryland Bikes Belong Program. Attend one of the two identical workshop from 12:30 to 4pm or 5:30 – 9pm (Baltimore location to be announced)
Bike Ambassador training happens only once a year, so take advantage of this opportunity to help make Maryland more-bikeable
A new draft of the Western Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan is now available for review and comment. The new plan responds to the comments that were submitted on the previous draft, and includes expanded recommendations for pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
The plan is part of a county-wide long-range plan for constructing pedestrian and bicycle improvements. This phase of the plan covers the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th council districts in the more urban area of the county. The plan will guide future improvements to the county’s transportation network to better accommodate access by walking and bicycling. The plan also recommends supportive encouragement, enforcement and education strategies to promote safe travel by these sustainable transportation modes.
The recommendations for bicycle improvements can also be viewed on an interactive map by selecting the “Bicycle Facilities” tab. The map depicts the recommendations of both the Eastern and Western Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plans. The Eastern Plan was approved by the Baltimore County Council in 2006. After this round of public review, the Western Plan will be submitted to the Baltimore County Planning Board and the County Council for adoption as an amendment to the county’s master plan.
Two informational meetings on the Western Plan will be held so that citizens will have a chance to view the plan and discuss it with county planning staff.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. Benjamin Banneker Museum, Almanac Hall 300 Oella Avenue, Baltimore 21228
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. West Towson Elementary School Cafeteria 6914 N. Charles Street, Towson 21204
Citizens will have an opportunity to comment on the plan at either of the open houses. Written comments can also be submitted until January 27, 2012 to Kathy Schlabach, project manager
The Columbia Association (CA) is hosting open house meetings on January 10 and 11 for ideas on a more walkable/bikeable community. The goal of Connecting Columbia is to create an active transportation action agenda that will result in a more interconnected bicycling and walking circulation system for health, recreation and transportation purposes. The meetings (featuring the same content) will be held on
- Tuesday, January 10, at the Owen Brown Community Center, located at 6800 Cradlerock Way
- Wednesday, January 11, at Slayton House, located at 10400 Cross Fox Lane
Although registration is not required, it is very much appreciated.
Download the event flyer here