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Bike Maryland invites you to join us for a free Bicycle Friendly Community and Business Workshop at the Hyattsville Branch Library on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The purpose of this event is to provide information about the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Community and Bicycle Friendly Business Programs, 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 or 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 or Business and highlight some of the perks of doing so with through brief presentations from representatives in Maryland's Bicycle Friendly Communities and Businesses. The workshop will conclude with an interactive brainstorming session, allowing attendees to explore and discuss the development and implementation of a Bike Friendly Community Action Plan for Hyattsville.
Bicycle Friendly Community Workshop Tentative Agenda
6:30pm - Welcome
6:40pm - Bicycle infrastructure in Hyattsville, Jim Chandler, Assistant City Administrator and Director, Community & Economic Development
6:50pm - Bicycle Friendly Community and Business Presentation
7:30pm - Break
7:40pm - Economic Benefits of a Bicycle Friendly Community
7:55pm - The Role of a Bicycle Advisory Committee
8:10pm - Open Discussion/Brainstorming Session
8:25pm - Closing Remarks
Please direct any questions to Bike Maryland's Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator, Katie Lupo (KatieLupo@bikemd.org).
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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.