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Apr-09-10 09:53 pm
Support the bill
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

I'm working on the route now and will post as a regular ride for Monday.
The time of the convergence is still yet undetermined.
Someone has spoken to Larry's widow and she would like to be in Annapolis but must be back in Baltimore by 3:00 to pick up her children.
More details to come, but this seems to be growing. I imagine a bunch of us will ride from baltimore and others will meet up on the B&A.

Apr-09-10 08:21 pm
Support the bill
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Terry,
That's great. I'll post a route later. Basically from Baltimore you head down to the BWi and then the B&A. You can even take light rail to Cromwell where the b&a starts. As far as number of cyclists, not sure. I've asked about when is a good time to be in Annapolis, still waiting.
If you have any contacts at other bike clubs, such as the Wheelmen, or OH Bike etc. please get the word out. I will be working on that tonight as soon as I get back frm dinner.

Apr-09-10 07:58 pm
Support the bill
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Terry,
Indeed, more details forthcoming. This is a last minute idea. I'm not really an organizer and not sure I expected this to happen so quick, but the session does end on Monday, the bill is up for a vote, and emotions are high after the terrible accident on Butler. I have some e-mails in to Cardin and Raskin regarding when a good time to arrive would be. I've ridden the route before, it's long but I would think some people could just park across the bridge or along the B&A if they can't or don't have time for the whole ride. I mean who would? I would of course need to do the whole ride.
h

Apr-09-10 07:47 pm
Bike rally to Annapolis to support passage of House Bill 461 into law
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Hey Barry,
Check out the latest post on Cardin's and Raskin's response. Apparently I need to ride to Annapolis on Monday!
I'm trying to find out what time is best to be there.
h

Apr-09-10 07:24 pm
Support the bill
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Well, I was just going to let this go but I got a response from Cardin's people as well as Senator Raskin.

See the attached messages. I'll go if I can get a group together, or maybe just solo.

If you're interested please e-mail or call me.
Harry
harrycampbell1@mac.com
410-371-0270

Mr. Campbell,

I spoke to Delegate Cardin about your offer to come down on Monday. That is up to you and your group of friends, but we would happily welcome you if you are here.

If you do come down we can try and get media to cover the ride and we can get the group introduced by Delegate Cardin from the floor of the House of Delegates and Senator Raskin from the floor in the Senate.

If you have any questions please feel free to call my cell 410-960-0737 over the weekend.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Schwartz,
and Raskin

Senator Raskin thinks it would be great to have you all come down and he'd be happy to introduce you and talk to the press.

Alice Wilkerson
Chief of Staff, Senator Jamie Raskin
District 20, Silver Spring/Takoma Park
410-841-3634/301-858-3634

Apr-09-10 03:49 pm
Bike rally to Annapolis to support passage of House Bill 461 into law
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Anybody else get this message from Rep Cardin?
There has been talk of organizing a ride to Annapolis to support this bill. It would be quite something if they were able to get this passed before end of session on Monday. I have family obligations on Monday but would try to work around that if we had enough people to ride down.

Tragic Death of Bicyclist Highlights the Need For Legislation

The events in Annapolis were overshadowed by the tragic death of 11th District constituent Larry Bensky.  Like me, he was an avid cyclist who rode upon many of the same roads on which my friends and I ride. I have championed legislation for five years in the Maryland General Assembly that would make the roads safer for bikers and drivers.  It infuriates me that it took the death of a constituent for bike safety legislation to get the attention it deserves in the state legislature. 

I introduced House Bill 461 for the 5th year in the House Environmental Matters Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 to promote bicycle safety.  While the cross-file - SB 51 passed the Senate unanimously two months ago, the Environmental Matters Committee of the House passed the bill just a few days after the fatal accident.   

The intent of this bill is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for both bicyclists and drivers on Maryland's roads and bicycle paths.  By clarifying and codifying the responsibilities of both bicyclists and motorists while operating on Maryland's roadways, this bill will foster a safe environment for bicyclists to recreate, exercise and commute.  Passage of this bill would put Maryland in the company of approximately twenty other states that have articulated a standard for passing distance between bicycles and motor vehicles.

The bike season is just getting started and already we have fatalities and accidents to remind us of how important it is to share the road and be careful.  To that end, I have also been a vocal advocate for the hands-free legislation to ban hand-held cell phone use.  No matter how inconvenient it may be, it is obvious how much hand-held cell phone use detracts from safe driving practices.

I will work very hard to pass this into law before session ends at midnight on Monday.

Sincerely,

Delegate Jon S. Cardin,
Maryland's 11th Legislative District
Annapolis Office: (410) 841-3833
Annapolis Fax: (410) 841-3373

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