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Baltimore, MD
Interests: public transit, urban living, walking and bicycling as transportation
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Reminds me of the commercials for miracle cleaning tools where the actors make it look like using an ordinary broom or mop is impossibly difficult.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2009 on Terrible Ad at TheWashCycle
So far, nothing has been taken away from the strong and fearless, the old Masons, and that's good. Regardless of what bike facilities are available, they can still ride in the street and behave as vehicles. But unfortunately, it does seem to increase the resentment of drivers when there's a bike trail RIGHT THERE. I don't know how much that matters, drivers resent bikes in the road whether there's a bike trail or not, and those core cyclists don't care if they're resented or not.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2009 on The Four Cycling Personalities at TheWashCycle
Here in Baltimore, many of the existing roads are barely used by cars. One-way streets and physical barriers funnel car traffic to a few major streets. Our bike plan seems to be to paint "sharrows" on those same congested streets and call it a day. I've wondered if we couldn't adapt some of the existing, underused infrastructure to be very bike-friendly. A little help crossing major intersections, bike lanes in both directions on a street that's one-way for cars, cut a little bike path through barriers that block streets off, and you have a bike route. Residents along the route would have a street that forces cars to go slowly, which would be a good thing.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2009 on Max Fischer on Bike Boulevards at TheWashCycle