Bike Maryland Bike Symposium

John Brandt and I went to the Bike Maryland Bike Symposium yesterday in Annapolis. We were excited to hear that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County also applied for the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly University Award. Andy Clarke, president of the LAB was the keynote speaker. He reiterated that the key message today is biking for transportation.

This key message expands bike advocacy beyond just the bike. He asked the participants to look not just for how a street scape can benefit bicycles but to look at the full picture of Transit Oriented Development, to include bikes, pedestrians, light rail and other forms of alternative transportation when looking for the ideal “complete street”.

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3 Responses to Bike Maryland Bike Symposium

  1. Joe says:

    The ‘complete street’ needs to have bike lane and heavy fine for motorist who drive in them.

  2. Andy says:

    I totally agree with Joe. Further, a signage study is needed – campus streets are NOT currently signed with bikers in mind. Think about the bike from the M-Circle to Stamp…

    What is a contact email address for this organization?

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