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Bike Safety Symposium with SHA

Bike Safety Symposium with SHA

I recieved this email from Nate Evans:

Good Morning,

Tomorrow, SHA will hold a press conference for the 2015 launch of the "Expect and Respect" campaign aimed at improving bicycle safety.  I apologize for the short notice, but I hope you'll be able to join us or help spread the word.

Thanks,
Nate

Nate Evans
Executive Director, Bike Maryland
101 W. Ridgely Rd., Suite 4A
Lutherville, MD 21093
(410) 252-1603
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Contact:   Valerie Burnette Edgar, SHA, 410-545-0303

**MEDIA ALERT**

We’re on this Road Together – Expect and Respect 2015 Campaign Bicycle Safety and new bicycle LANE to be highlighted

Increase in Bicycle-Related Crashes in Maryland Underscores Need for Greater Awareness

BALTIMORE, MD (May 8, 2015) – To emphasize the need for drivers and bicyclists to share the road, State Highway Director of Planning Gregory Slater will join Bike Maryland Executive Director Nate Evans at a new bike lane on Merritt Blvd. and launch the State’s 2015 bicycle safety campaign.  Mr.  Jerry Cunningham, whose wife Trish Cunningham was a bicyclist killed in a traffic crash, will speak about the impact of the tragedy on his life and the need for the campaign:  “We’re on this Road Together: Expect and Respect.”

BALTIMORE, MD (May 8, 2015) – To emphasize the need for drivers and bicyclists to share the road, State Highway Director of Planning Gregory Slater will join Bike Maryland Executive Director Nate Evans at a new bike lane on Merritt Blvd. and launch the State’s 2015 bicycle safety campaign.  Mr.  Jerry Cunningham, whose wife Trish Cunningham was a bicyclist killed in a traffic crash, will speak about the impact of the tragedy on his life and the need for the campaign:  “We’re on this Road Together: Expect and Respect.”

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 12th at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

MD 157 – Merritt Boulevard
1700 Block of Merritt Boulevard
Next to the North Point Library

WHO:

State Highway Administration Director of Planning Gregory Slater

Nate Evans, Executive Director of Bike Maryland

Jerry Cunningham, widower of bicycle crash victim

Bicycling advocates

WHY:

May is National Bicycle Safety month. The press conference will highlight safety signs to alert drivers to share the road with bicyclists, new bike lanes and engineering modifications and launch the 2015 “Share the Road” Campaign. The event and campaign will raise awareness of drivers and bicyclists of the need to share the road, with emphasis on new bicycle-related traffic laws, one of which requires three feet of space when passing a bicyclist.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Event includes great visuals of bicyclists using the lane alongside an active roadway corridor with marked bike lanes.  New signs will be on display that may be unfamiliar to drivers.

Ed

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