The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zonings Transportation Division will hold a final public meeting to discuss updates to the Countys Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Broadneck Senior High School, 1265 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis.
This plan focuses primarily on pedestrian and bicycle utilitarian trips, such as to work, school or shopping (i.e. every day transportation) that can take the place of car trips either by choice or by necessity, as opposed to purely recreational trips that are 100% discretionary. In addition, it only covers higher density areas of the county where these kinds of trips are likely to be taken by the average person. This is defined as the parts of the county covered by water and sewer service.
For more details and links to drafts of the Plan, click here.
Let’s show our support for Anne Arundel bicycling with our turnout and constructive input. Hoping to see you Tuesday night!
Action Committee for Transit on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Guest speaker will be Sam Carnaggio, Project Director, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, to give us an “Update on the Silver Line”. Bring your questions & learn the latest on this Metro rail extension to Dulles Airport.
ACT meetings are now held at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place 20910, in the Ellsworth Room.
The Silver Spring Civic Building is at the corner of Fenton St & Ellsworth Dr. It is an eight minute walk north from the Silver Spring Metro Station. Many bus routes can take you to and from the meeting. Ride-On #15 and #19 stop at the corner of Wayne Ave & Fenton St; Metrobus routes Z6 and Z8 and Ride-On routes #9 and #12 stop along Colesville Road; Ride-On #16, #17, and #20 pass by on Fenton St.
How can we improve biking and walking in Maryland over the next 20 years? What are key focus areas and strategies? Please join the Maryland Department of Transportation on Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 8pm at the Rockville Memorial Library to discuss the ongoing update of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Can’t make it to Rockville? You can also join the meeting online. More information and access
to the online meeting available at: http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/bikewalkplan.
What is Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act? Who is protected by it? What is environmental justice? How does it relate to transportation and planning? How can you address concerns in your community?
On Thursday, June 20, from 6 - 8 p.m., the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) will host a workshop for local residents, community leaders, organizations and colleagues to dialogue and learn more about these important issues.
Co-sponsors of the workshop include:
• The Citizens Advisory Committee of the BRTB
• Baltimore City Department of Transportation - Red Line Office
• Citizens Planning and Housing Association
• Environmental Justice Partnership
• Maryland Transit Administration
• The Opportunity Collaborative
• Transportation Advocates of Howard County
Registration and an informational fair will begin at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will run from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act banned discrimination in any program or activity receiving federal funds. An Executive Order in 1994 mandated that each federal agency achieve environmental justice by ensuring that its programs, policies and activities would not have disproportionately adverse effects on minority and low-income populations.
Speakers will include Mr. Mohamed Dumbuya and Ms. Jocelyn Jones from the Federal Highway Administration, members of the EJ Partnership, The Opportunity Collaborative, and other co-sponsoring agencies.
The workshop will take place at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, in the Locust Point section of Baltimore City. BMC is accessible from both Key Highway and Fort Avenue, and can be reached via the #1 MTA bus line or Banner Route of the Charm City Circulator.
For more information and to pre-register, visit www.baltometro.org.
Larry's ride will take place at Camp Milldale is 5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD. Enjoy the beautiful, scenic and challenging terrain at the 4th Annual Larry's Ride event. Choose from three bicycle routes - 13, 35 and 65 miles! Afterward, come back for music, free lunch, socializing and more. For sponsorship, exhibitor, volunteer , and other information please contact Mary.
The 20th Annual Tour do Port will be here before we know it! Travel through charming neighborhoods, historic port areas and beautiful parks throughout Baltimore City, Anne Arundel and Baltimore County. Choose between 14, 25, 40, 50, and 63 mile routes. There is a route for everyone — all ages and experience levels welcome! After the ride enjoy a celebration with live music, exhibitors, free lunch, and so much more at the Tour du Port! For sponsorship, exhibitor, volunteer , and other information please contact Mary.
Would you like to be a Bike MINDED Safety Program volunteer this summer? We need you! Please view the Bike-MINDED Safety Program calendar of events HERE. We host free youth and adult bicycle safety workshops and are seeking bicycle ambassadors! Contact Katie Gore to volunteer.
Send us bike workshop/event information (bike related, non-profit organizations or sponsors only) to Bike Maryland.