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What Cycletracks Mean For Baltimore

February 6th, 2014 | Categories: Infrastructure | 10 comments

In case you missed Baltimore DOT’s presentation of the Downtown Bicycle Network, here’s what we’re talking about:



Cathedral Eager Proposed

Downtown Bike Network Google Bikes

  • Galen

    Wow more segregation. What an improvement over the multiple north/south and east/west roads currently available to cyclists. NOT! So after this is constructed, when I am riding south on St. Paul, some motorist is going to point out the ‘bike facility’ two blocks west on Maryland Ave. And then get hostile because I am in ‘their’ road, using the faster, more direct route. Why should I take a detour blocks out of my way and back? And do you really think it’s safe to ride 20+MPH on a two-way cycle track?

  • B’more Bikes

    Everyone knows this isn’t for you, Galen. This is for the hundreds of other people who have said, “Now THIS will make me ride a bike!”

  • Jed Weeks


  • Jeff

    Do you honestly believe that the future of cycling in Baltimore, or any other American city, lies in people who travel at speeds of 20+MPH in mixed traffic?

  • lanas

    how far up Maryland will this go?

  • B’more Bikes

    From 29th to Pratt (via Cathedral/Liberty)

  • Esther

    I am surprised that there are complaints about this. Surely if you can go 20 mph north/south you would not mind going 2 blks out of your way to use a protected bike lane. Recently moved here from NYC where everyone loves the protected bike lanes and the only people who complained were the drivers – this is new to me, hearing cyclists complain when things are getting better and safer for biking.

  • B’more Bikes

    Vehicular cyclist philosophy considers all travel lanes bike lanes. Any other kind of “bike improvements” is viewed as minimizing a cyclist’s right to the road. While vehicular cycling is effective in navigating most American streets, this practice does not encourage the ‘interested but concerned’ population to try biking.

  • lanas

    any news on the start of construction? all the documents I read said open fall of ’14. Its 9/15/14 and I haven’t seen any work or any mention in BOE documents (ie contracts etc). Am I missing something?

  • B’more Bikes

    Baltimore DOT has delayed the project citing need for even more traffic analysis.



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