Category Archives: bicycle advocacy

Not Us Yet, But Soon! 10 Most Bike-Friendly Campuses in the U.S.

As we prepare our Bike Friendly University application for this year (we’re currently Bronze-level), we took a moment to see what other campus biking leaders are up to.  An interesting article from Best Colleges Online tells us all about them. … Continue reading

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Riggs Road accident

From our bikeUMD facebook page: Mathias Frisch Sadly I can report that the intersection at Riggs now does have its first bike accident: I got hit by a car today in the turn lane onto Drexel, after having had to navigate … Continue reading

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The Bike Fair is coming!!

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WHAT: An  educational bike fair to support biking for transportation and wellness at the University of Maryland WHEN:Wednesday April 6th 11 am to 3 pm. WHO: All members of the University of Maryland community. Information about Sharing the Road with … Continue reading

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LAB Bike Summit

 I enjoyed the LAB Bike Summit. It gave me the opportunity to put faces to the names of the other university bike programs. I met Tim Potter from Wisconsin, David Takemoto Watts from UC Davis, Ariadne Scott from Stanford and Rich … Continue reading

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BRONZE!!

To see the other universities, click here: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/pdfs/bfu%20master%20award%20list.pdf How about College Park? Here is a blog post by Rethink College Park on making CP a bicycle friendly city.

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Share the Road Campaign Rides Preview

During the Share the Road campaign we are running a “bike bus” to key locations nears campus. Come with us as we ride to: Lake Artemesia on the 5th, Take a ride for wellness. Don’t you ever want to take … Continue reading

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Safe Routes to School, applications at the college level?

Safe Routes to school is a great program that focuses on making commutes to k-12 schools nationawide more bikeable. The press release I have pasted below is related to the State of Maryland specifically. Please read it. It is short … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Maryland House Bill 363: Manslaughter by Vehicle or Vessel–Criminal Negligence

Maryland House Bill 363 strives to fill a loop-hole in Maryland’s criminal law that currently operates to allow drivers who kill cyclists to go to traffic court instead of criminal court. This often results in a fine of a few hundreds dollars rather … Continue reading

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Bicycle Friendly University Application is Complete

  We completed the long application for the LAB Bicycle Friendly University award. John did most of the leg work. We are both anxious to find out how we stand compared to other universities nationwide. We are also excited because … Continue reading

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