A few weeks ago, preliminary plans were drawn out to create a dynamic new bicycle advocacy group for Baltimore’s cycling community. Local bicyclists met with various people experienced in bicycling advocacy to discuss how the group will operate in years to come. Groups like Bike Maryland have done great work to make bicycling a more viable means of transportation in Baltimore, but it looks like theres a consensus that a new group could do a lot more on the ground and elsewhere.
As new bicycling infrastructure takes shape around the city, and the number of bicycle commuters continues to rise, a strong advocacy group will become more and more essential to educate detractors and head off those who campaign against safety improvements for bicyclists.
If you have any intrest in attending the next planning meeting, shoot us an email and we’ll fill you in.