- County Plans Bike ‘Beltway’ Around Central Towson (Towson Patch)
Call it the inner-inner loop.
A committee of local bicyclists has submitted a plan for Towson’s own “bike beltway,” to be created by adding bike lanes to some county roads in central Towson, County Councilman David Marks announced Monday.
- Marks withdraws Loch Raven Reservoir mountain biking bill (Explore Baltimore County)
Despite widespread community support, County Councilman David Marks withdrew a bill that would allow mountain biking at the Loch Raven Reservoir before it could reach a vote Monday.
“It’s largely because the life of a bill is 40 days,” Marks, who represents the 5th District including Towson, said before Monday’s council meeting. “I would love to keep this bill alive and continue to sort out the issue, but I have to make a decision tonight, and right now there is not the support to pass any sort of legislation that expands mountain biking in Baltimore County’s green buffer.”
- Marks Withdraws Reservoir Cycling Bill (Parkville Patch)
A bill that some cycling enthusiasts hoped would open Loch Raven Reservoir to mountain bikers will not be voted on tonight by the Baltimore County Council.
Environmentalist as well as bike enthusiasts are promoting “Bike to Work Day.” Friday, May 18 will be the 15th Annual Bike to Work Day in the Baltimore region. To participate, get a t-shirt, free snacks and a chance to win prizes, visit the Bike2Work Central Maryland website.
Participants will gather in several locations throughout the Baltimore area and surrounding counties.
- Good and bad bills defeated in Maryland Legislature (Wash Cycle)
The 2012 legislative session did not substantially advance the interests of cycling in Maryland. Last year saw the passage of House Bill 363, which created a new crime of vehicular negligent homicide, after years of lobbying by cyclists, AAA, victims families, and the elected states attorneys. And 2010 was a banner year, with both the creation of the 3-foot passing law and repeal of the long-hated mandatory shoulder use rule.