Last night the Baltimore City Council moved forward on 3 of the “Bike Bills”:
- 09-0175R Informational Hearing – Baltimore Police Department – Police & Cyclists PASSED. This clears the way for the official hearing between the police department & area cyclists. This event should take place in October and will be advertised when scheduled.
- 09-0430 Transit & Traffic – Bike Lanes PASSED 2nd READER! Amendments to the fine imposed ($75) for parking in a bike lane and definition of a bike lane were added during committee. Barring any further amendments, this bill will be voted on for passage during the next Council meeting
- 09-0431 City Streets – Bike-Safe Grates PASSED 2nd READER! Barring any further amendments, this bill will be voted on for passage during the next Council meeting
Tonight, the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meets in the city’s Planning Department (8th Floor, 417 E. Fayette St.) at 6pm for the September meeting. All are welscome to attend!
Tomorrow, September 22nd (Carfree Day) Bikestravaganza: Off the Chainring Tour comes to Baltimore for 2 gigs! Elly Blue and Joe Biel bring an interactive, multimedia traveling roadshow bike summit with bikes, movies, zines, books, debate, and problem solving.
From 1pm – 2pm Rangos Building (855 North Wolfe St), Room 490 on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus
From 6pm – 8pm at The Windup Space, 12 W North Ave ($3-10 sliding scale at the door)