BikeAAA on the Pending Heather Cook Parole Hearing

BikeAAA and Bike Maryland have expressed their strong views that former Bishop Heather Cook should be denied parole after only 25% of her sentence has been served.     Click to see the BikeAAA Letter submitted in April, 2017.    Press coverage:

Baltimore Sun, May 8, 2017

WMAR ABC TV NEWS

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BikeAAA’s Jon Korin’s editorial on How Biking Benefits the Whole Community

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Read the May 4, 2017 Capital Gazette column “Biking Benefits the Whole Community” 

Posted in Events, General, Press

Capital Entertainment Cover Story on Places to Bike

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Read the story and see the photos in the May 5, 2017 Capital Gazette Entertainment Cover Story!

Posted in General, Infrastructure, Press

Building County Bike Culture During National Bike Month

BikeAAA at Rise for Autism Health & Safety Fair

BikeAAA Bike Safety Table at the Rise for Autism Health & Safety Table

Severna Park Voice Story on Bike Culture and May Bike Events.    May, 2017

Posted in Events, General, Press

BikeAAA Parents Recognized for Leading Bike to School Day

 

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Great recognition in the Severna Park Voice for Rich Marshall, Laura Derrindinger, Mary Van Andel and Arjan Van Andel for leading May 10 Bike to School Day!

 

 

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BikeAAA VP Alex Pline Writes on County Growth

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Becoming the Best: Anne Arundel can escape its growth Ponzi scheme

Capital Gazette, September, 2016

 

Posted in General, Press

BikeAAA Weighs In on Heather Cook Parole

Heather Cook, the former Bishop who crashed into and killed cyclist Tom Palermo in Baltimore in 2015, was sentenced to seven years.    She was drunk and using her cellphone and then left the scene.     She comes up for parole after completing just 25% of her sentence.      We find that completely unjust given the heinous nature of her actions.    For more about the case, see the Baltimore Sun article.     To see BikeAAA’s letter to the Parole Commission, click HeatherCookParole20170416.

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BikeAAA’s Jon Korin Recognized as Hometown Hero

The Capital Gazette did a feature on Jon and the startup of BikeAAA, the county Bike Commission and the progress being made.    Read about it at:    http://www.capitalgazette.com/capital_style/ph-ac-cs-hometown-hero-jon-korin-0219-20170219-story.html

 

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Partner Friends of AA Cty Trails Recognizes New Bike Lanes & Signs

BikeAAA’s partner Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails acknowledged BikeAAA, the county Bike COmmission and DPW traffic engineer Nestor Flores for proving new Bike Lane markings and signs on Boulter’s Way at the south end of the B&A Trail.

Click to see the newsletter:   tt-march-2017

 

Posted in Infrastructure, News

2017 Maryland Legislation – April 11 Update

Below is a list of proposed bicycle safety legislation as of April 11, 2017.   The session closed April 10 and three bike safety bills passed and await Governor signature and SHA announced they will install twp HAWK Signals!

HB11 Coal-rolling prohibition

HB192/SB142 Bike Safety Task Force

HB997/SB925 Bike Safety in Crosswalks

Although the HAWK signal bill did not pass, SHA has announced that they will install HAWK signals on Veirs Mill Rd (rt 586) and in PG County.

BikeAAA has appeared before most of the committee hearings, provided  written testimony in support of these bills and continues to work with our counterparts at Bike Maryland, WABA and others.   See links to BikeAAA written testimony in the right column below.

Number / Chapter
(Cross File / Chapter)
Total: 9
Title Primary Sponsor Status Original House Committee(s) and
Hearing Dates
BikeAAA Written Testimony
HB0011 Vehicle Laws – Causing Diesel Emissions to Discharge Onto Another – Prohibition Delegate Lam Passed in House and Senate Environment and Transportation
1/26/2017 – 2:00 p.m.
bikeaaa-supporthb11-;  BikeAAA-SupportHB11inSenateJPR-20170317
HB0192
(SB0142)
Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways Delegate Lafferty Passed House & Senate Environment and Transportation
2/9/2017 – 1:15 p.m.
 20170126bikeaaa-hb192-20170208
HB0527
(SB0337)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles – Use of Crosswalks Delegate Kramer Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation Environment and Transportation
2/23/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supporthb527578-20170218
HB0578
(SB0338)
Vehicle Laws – Pedestrian Hybrid Signals Delegate Kramer Third Reading Passed (138-1) but not in Senate Environment and Transportation
2/23/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supporthb527578-20170218
HB0997
(SB0925)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles – Operation on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks Delegate Fraser-Hidalgo Passed with Amendments  by House and Senate  Senate Finance
3/30/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supporthb997-20170228
SB0142
(HB0192)
Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways Senator Manno Passed House & Senate 1/25/2017 – 1:00 p.m.  bikeaaa-sb142-20170125
SB0337
(HB0527)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles and Pedestrians – Use of Crosswalks Senator Manno Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings Judicial Proceedings
2/7/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supportsb337338-20170206
SB0338
(HB0578)
Vehicle Laws – Pedestrian Hybrid Signalsx Senator Manno Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings. Judicial Proceedings
2/7/2017 – 1:00 p.m.
 bikeaaa-supportsb337338-20170206
SB0925
(HB0997)
Vehicle Laws – Bicycles, Play Vehicles, and Unicycles – Operation on Sidewalks and in Crosswalks Senator Madaleno Passed in Senate and House with Amendments Finance
3/15/2017 – 1:00 p.m.BikeAAA-SupportSB925-20170310
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