Bike lanes and bike-share are at the heart of White Flint. In fact, one of the enumerated aims of the Sector Plan is to “improve the pedestrian and bicycling environment.” But, there’s a lot of room to grow on both of those points. The State and County are responsible for road improvements around White Flint that will incorporate bike and shared-use lanes but most are yet to be funded. The County is also in the process of choosing which bike-share vendor will serve the area. Two proposed developments, Archstone and Pike & Rose, have already dedicated bike-share sites in their plans.
Bike Maryland’s mission is to “promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland.” Their 16th Annual Bicycle Symposium will be held on February 27, 2013 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Miller Senate Building in the President’s Conference Center, 11 Bladen Street in Annapolis.
The symposium will offer attendees: “the opportunity to hear from and talk to 15+ experts presenting on topics ranging from Bike Maryland’s Legislative Agenda, Bike-share’s, Bike-Minded Programs, the new Maryland Bikeways Program, and much more! This is also a chance for non-profit, government, and community leaders to learn about key bicycle issues and ways to encourage bike friendly practices and accessibility at schools, in neighborhoods, and in the workplace. The agenda to be announced in late January. The symposium draws over 300 experts, decision-makers, and enthusiasts, from the Mid-Atlantic region, who share an interest in alternative transportation options, innovative infrastructure, and safe practices on roadways and trails. This event is free and open to the public.”
Learn more and RSVP on their website: http://onelesscar.org/page.php?id=533