Bike Friendly Community and Business Workshop - Wheaton and Silver Spring
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Silver Spring, MD
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Bike Maryland invites you to join us for a free Bicycle Friendly Community and Business Workshop at the Wheaton Library on May 28th at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The purpose of this event is to provide information about the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Community Program, and to help make the community a safer place to ride for transportation and recreation. Ultimately, we hope to provide communities and businesses with the tools they need to earn a Bicycle Friendly Community and Business award from the League of American Bicyclists.
The first half of the workshop will provide information on how to become a Bicycle Friendly Community and highlight some of the perks of doing so with through brief presentations from representatives in Maryland's Bicycle Friendly Communities. The workshop will conclude with an interactive brainstorming session, allowing attendees to explore and discuss the development and implementation of a Bicycle Friendly Community Action Plan for Wheaton and Silver Spring.
6:15 pm to 6:30 pm- Arrive
6:35 pm to 6:40 pm - Introductory Remarks
6: 40 pm to 7 pm - Social Benefits of Bicycling
7 pm to 7:05 pm - Questions and comments
7:05 pm to 7:50 pm - Bicycle Friendly Community and Business Presentation and Discussion
7:50pm to 8:00 pm - What is currently happening in Montgomery County
8:00 pm to 8:15 pm - Community discussion, questions
8:15 pm to 8:30 pm - closing comments, steps for the future
Please direct any questions to Bike Maryland's Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator, Katie Lupo (KatieLupo@bikemd.org) or Emily Ranson (email@example.com).
When & Where
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.