Despite the lingering snow and general nastiness of the past few days’ weather, there were a lot of B’more people on bikes. Yesterday, in a 2 blocks span of Howard, I saw riders utilizing the Lombard St lanes, a BMXer riding a wheelie down Pratt and an older gentleman putting his bike on the light rail.
I walked the Little Italy Bike Route with a community leader there. We discussed amending some signs, while another sign completely disappeared. Yes, bike signs have been stolen in Bolton Hill, Park Heights and now Little Italy. Is it a “badge of honor’ to have a bike sign or do people just not want bikes coming through their community?
If you are pedaling through Little Italy, the residents kindly request that cyclists:
- yield to pedestrians crossing the road and
- please keep the volume down if you’re part of a regular early morning ride (Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays)
Little Italy is a unique community and an excellent place to bike with the quieter streets and fine restaurants. Let’s make sure the cycling community is maintaining a positive image to the rest of the city.