Category Archives: Legislation

Bike related legislative action in Maryland

2018 Maryland Legislative Session

The 2018 session is underway and BikeAAA is working closely with Bike Maryland to prepare for new bike safety legislation.     We also have the benefit this year of the work done by the Maryland Bicycle Safety Task Force created … Continue reading

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2017 Maryland Legislation – May 27 Update

This was the most successful year for bike safety legislation in several years.   Three bills were passed into law and SHA announced during the session that they would install a modified HAWK signal on Veirs Mill Rd (Rt 586). … Continue reading

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Legislation to Eliminate the 3 Foot Narrow Road Exception

Many don’t realize that the current 3 foot passing law has an exception for narrow roads.    This means that on nearly all single lane roads the law does not apply.     House Bill 214 sponsored by Delegate Lafferty … Continue reading

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BikeAAA Presents to Anne Arundel County State Delegation Nov. 4, 2015

BikeAAA has presented to the delegation in each of the 3 years that they have held a forum for county non-profits.     More than 20 non-profits get a few minutes each to speak and make requests for legislation and/or … Continue reading

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Sept 10, 2015 Capital Gazette Story on Grand History Trail & Bicycle Routes Through Annapolis

BikeAAA convened a gathering for the inaugural ride of the new Grand History Trail, a 250 mile route that includes York, Gettysburg, Frederick, Washington, Annapolis & Baltimore. MD Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker Mike Busch each stopped by to … Continue reading

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County FY16 Budget Must Include Safe, Interconnected Bike Routes

County Executive Steve Schuh has made safe, interconnected bike routes a vital part of his vision for the county and his FY16 Budget.   An interconnected bicycle network is important not only for recreation, it is vital to developing a … Continue reading

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BikeAAA Supports Strengthening the 3 Foot Pass Law

There is proposed legislation to strengthen the existing 3 foot passing law by 1) adding passing “at safe speed” and 2) eliminating an exception for narrow roads which nearly nullifies the current law.      Along with BikeMD and other Maryland advocates, I … Continue reading

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BikeAAA Briefing to AA Cty State Delegation

On Dec. 4, 2014 BikeAAA along with many other county non-profits gave 5 minute briefings to the  Anne Arundel County  state delegates and senators.    The enclosed 2-page paper was developed in coordination with BikeMD who is providing leadership and coordination … Continue reading

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BikeAAA Supports County Council Adoption of Complete Streets Policy

On October 20, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Council passed Resolution 45-14 adopting the Complete Streets Policy produced by the Complete Streets Working Group launched earlier this year.     BikeAAA vice president Alex Pline serves on the group following his previous leadership … Continue reading

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Testimony to County Council on Complete Streets

BikeAAA Complete Streets On February 18, 2014 BikeAAA Board Members Christina Pompa and Alex Pline testified in support of a resolution supporting a Complete Streets policy. Lisa Pline also testified and BikeAAA member Steve Miller attended. Written testimony submitted by … Continue reading

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