Bike Maryland and the City of Annapolis wish to invite you to a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Workshop to be held on July 11th from noon to 3pm at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. This is a free event and we encourage anyone interested in helping make their community more bicycle friendly to attend. Each year the League of American Bicyclists awards communities across the country that have made significant strides in becoming a more bicycle friendly place to live. This past year Annapolis was recognized by the League with an honorable mention, and a bronze level BFC award is just around the corner! We hope that the BFC Workshop will help to put into motion some of the opportunities for improvement in Annapolis, thus helping the community to achieve bronze level BFC status in 2013.
The workshop will include an informational session covering the BFC program and the Five Es (Engineering, Encouragement, Enforcement, Education, and Evaluation), speakers from current BFCs in Maryland, a presentation from the Annapolis bike/ped planner (Iain Banks), as well as group brainstorming. The brainstorming session is a time for attendees to identify issues, set priorities, and organize an action plan for making their community more bicycle friendly. A more detailed workshop agenda is soon to follow.
Please direct any questions to Bike Maryland's Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator, Anna Kelso. You can reach Anna either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 814-883-8775.
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Bike Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to enhance bicycling safety and conditions while providing a voice for bicyclists. Each year we host free safety education workshops for 10,000+ children and adults through our Bike Minded Safety Program. Additionally, Bike Maryland hosts dozens of business, university and community workshops through the Bike Friendly Program. We represent the hundreds of thousands of bicyclists in Maryland through our promotion of awareness and safety campaigns and the enactment of pro-bicycle legislation at the state and local level.
Recent accomplishments include:
- Passage of six state pro-bike bills in the last four years including the 3-foot law and passage of the criminal negligence/manslaughter bill
- Maryland Police Departments enforcement video to educate police on bicycle safety and laws
- Increase in the number of bicyclists (commuters in Baltimore by 51% between 2009-2012)
- Maryland Awarded #11 in the U.S for Bike Friendly Ranking
More about Bike Maryland here.