And just wait for things to come.

I found your post interesting and intriguing; We have bike lanes in my little burg and the larger but not large city adjacent but until I read your post, I’d not realized that it is predominantly upper class or business roadways that have the lanes. Sad thought really.

The neighboring city holds an international bike race each year, one segment of a much larger circuit. So that city has a lot of downtown lanes as the 3 day event always ends downtown. It closes traffic for downtown businesses but the foot traffic increases so most small businesses don’t really complain.

The larger rural area circuits, just litter ally close down major roads for the time period the bikers are “Coming Through”. All and all it is a great event and draws a lot of international tourists, so until your article; I never really thought of bikers as commuters and what all that involves. THANX for a great post donal. ~~dru~~

Donal

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I’m a privileged Baltimore bicycle commuter.

I usually board the MTA light rail with my bike at Mt Washington station and get off at Convention Center station, then ride about a mile to Federal Hill. I can easily bike the entire ten miles into work – mostly downhill – but a few years ago a coworker left a note on my desk complaining that I was too sweaty. And in the winter it is awfully dark before 7 AM. So I ride in and bike home.

About two months ago, the train limped into North Avenue station, and they announced a delay. Sometimes delays are brief, but other times everyone has to get off and wait for another train. So I stepped off and biked a few blocks over to Maryland Avenue, which has always been a good route into the city. I was surprised to find a dedicated 2.6…

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