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April 30, 1993
The public gets its yearly chance to cross the Bay Bridge o foot Sunday. The 19th Bay Bridge Walk is to begin at 9 a.m. when Mass Transit Administration buses begin shuttling participants from designated parking lots. The 4.5-mile stroll across the original span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge coincides with BayFest, a celebration of the Chesapeake Bay that takes place at nearby Sandy Point State Park.Organizers offer some tips for visitors:* Travelers from the west should park at either the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis or at the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.
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December 9, 2007
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NEWS
May 2, 1992
More than 50,000 people are expected to participate in the 18th annual Bay Bridge Walk that begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow. SParking will be available at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis or at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. People coming from the Eastern Shore side may park at the Chesapeake Bay Business Park on Route 8 in Stevensville.Shuttle buses, some equipped with handicapped access, will take participants to and from the bridge. For the first time, the Mass Transit Administration will charge $1 for the round trip to offset its costs.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | December 7, 2007
The Bay Bridge walk, a popular event that opens the span over the Chesapeake Bay to foot traffic one Sunday a year, will not be held next year or in 2009, the Maryland Transportation Authority said yesterday. The agency, which operates the state's toll facilities, said a bridge preservation project will take up space needed to stage the event. Because the walk was canceled this year because of weather, the decision means Maryland will go three straight years without holding an event that has attracted thousands of visitors to see the bay from a new perspective.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 1, 2004
Weather permitting, and with heightened security requirements for participants, the Bay Bridge Walk will take place tomorrow. For security reasons, no one will be allowed to walk directly to the bridge. Participants must go to one of three designated parking lots, pass through security screening, and by 1 p.m. board wheelchair-accessible buses that will transport them to the Eastern Shore side of the bridge. Buses will begin boarding at 8:30 a.m. At the end of the walk they will pick up people from the western side of the bridge near Sandy Point for return to the designated lots: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold and Chesapeake Business Park in Stevensville.
NEWS
March 4, 2002
The annual Bay Bridge Walk will take place April 28, coinciding with an event in the Volvo Round-the-World Ocean Race. The 4.3-mile walk allows people to experience the bridge from a different vantage point. Normally held the first Sunday in May, the event attracts about 50,000 people. Buses will begin boarding participants at 8:30 a.m. at three locations: Naval-Marine Corps Stadium, Anne Arundel Community College and Chesapeake Bay Business Park. Cost for transportation is $1 for anyone 6 and older.
NEWS
By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
Canceled three times in the past five years, the Bay Bridge Walk is on again and will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. This year's walk across the 4.3-mile span should have even more spectacular views because it will coincide with the restart of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. The seven 70-foot yachts will round a buoy just south of the bridge before leaving the Chesapeake Bay on their way to New York. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Maryland's citizens and visitors to cross one of the world's most scenic over-water structures while enjoying the view of the Chesapeake Bay and the action of the Volvo Ocean Race," Trent M. Kittleman, executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority, said in a statement.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | December 7, 2007
The Bay Bridge walk, a popular event that opens the span over the Chesapeake Bay to foot traffic one Sunday a year, will not be held next year or in 2009, the Maryland Transportation Authority said yesterday. The agency, which operates the state's toll facilities, said a bridge preservation project will take up space needed to stage the event. Because the walk was canceled this year because of weather, the decision means Maryland will go three straight years without holding an event that has attracted thousands of visitors to see the bay from a new perspective.
NEWS
May 2, 2000
Get ready for a traffic jam. The two-lane eastbound span of the Bay Bridge will be closed for much of Sunday for the 26th annual Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk -- an event that draws about 50,000 people a year. Eastbound traffic will be routed onto the three-lane parallel span beginning at 5 a.m., and buses will begin shuttling walkers to the bridge at 8: 30 a.m. from parking lots at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold and Chesapeake Business Park in Stevensville.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1998
On any given day, historic, 18th-century Annapolis offers maybe 2,000 coveted public parking spaces for its visitors.Beginning Thursday, more than 200,000 people are expected to try to squeeze their cars into those spaces when the boats of the Whitbread Round the World Race tie up on one side of the harbor, the Spring Boat Show opens on the other side and the crowd attracted by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk hits town.How to handle the potential crowd has occupied the attention of dozens of local, state and federal agencies for more than a year, planning intensely for a logistical nightmare that could make or break this popular tourist city as a venue for big-time attractions.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,sun reporter | February 24, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that the state would continue to host the Bay Bridge Walk, a Maryland tradition that has occasionally been scuttled in recent years by safety and traffic concerns. The walk, organized by the Maryland Transportation Authority, takes people over the 4.3-mile span of the Bay Bridge, which is normally closed to pedestrian traffic. Last year, about 20,000 people made the stroll from the Eastern to the Western Shore on a day in May that was hosted by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. This year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, May 6. "This family-friendly walk is an opportunity for young and old alike to experience the bridge and the Chesapeake Bay from a vantage point that is not usually available," O'Malley said.
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By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2006
People usually want to get over the Bay Bridge as quickly as possible, and sometimes curse the tolls and backups that can slow travel over the 4.3-mile spans. But the Maryland Transportation Authority counted about 20,000 people yesterday who were in the mood for a leisurely trip over the water and chose to stroll from the Eastern Shore to the western one in this year's Bay Bridge Walk. "I drive this way nearly every day," said Ken Alessi of Kent Island. "It's nice to walk it for a change."
NEWS
By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
Canceled three times in the past five years, the Bay Bridge Walk is on again and will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. This year's walk across the 4.3-mile span should have even more spectacular views because it will coincide with the restart of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. The seven 70-foot yachts will round a buoy just south of the bridge before leaving the Chesapeake Bay on their way to New York. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Maryland's citizens and visitors to cross one of the world's most scenic over-water structures while enjoying the view of the Chesapeake Bay and the action of the Volvo Ocean Race," Trent M. Kittleman, executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority, said in a statement.
NEWS
By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2006
Canceled three times in the past five years, the Bay Bridge Walk is on again and will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. This year's walk across the 4.3-mile span should have even more spectacular views because it will coincide with the restart of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. The seven 70-foot yachts will round a buoy just south of the bridge before leaving the Chesapeake Bay on their way to New York. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Maryland's citizens and visitors to cross one of the world's most scenic over-water structures while enjoying the view of the Chesapeake Bay and the action of the Volvo Ocean Race," Trent M. Kittleman, executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority, said in a statement.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 10, 2005
An Annapolis alderman and a Queen Anne's County commissioner plan to introduce resolutions requesting the Maryland Department of Transportation reverse its decision to cancel this year's Bay Bridge run and walk. Alderman Josh Cohen, a Democrat who represents the Eastport section of Annapolis, and Queen Anne's County Commissioner Gene Ransom, a Democrat from Grasonville, expect to present their resolutions next week. Last month, state transportation officials pointed to the high cost of security after the Sept.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2005
State transportation officials have decided to cancel this spring's Bay Bridge Walk and say they will re-evaluate the practice of setting aside one Sunday a year to let people cross the 4.3-mile span on foot. Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan said the popular May event - which draws tens of thousands of visitors from all Maryland, the District of Columbia and surrounding states - will be held again. But it's not clear when. "It wouldn't surprise me to see it in 2006, but I wouldn't want to prejudge the decision," Flanagan said.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Evening Sun Staff | May 3, 1991
LAST MAY 6, on the day of the annual Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk, Tim Weinfeld awoke at 5:30 a.m. feeling punk. Still, he began to prepare for the walk. He had recently reckoned with "heredity and the sins of the past" and the trek was to celebrate his passage from a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle to one free of cigarettes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.But Weinfeld, 57, continued to feel worse. And soon, his wife, Rebecca, a psychiatric nurse and ballroom dance instructor, recognized classic heart attack symptoms: a hot and hard feeling in the center of his chest, nausea, headache, numbness and a tingling sensation.
NEWS
By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,sun reporter | February 24, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that the state would continue to host the Bay Bridge Walk, a Maryland tradition that has occasionally been scuttled in recent years by safety and traffic concerns. The walk, organized by the Maryland Transportation Authority, takes people over the 4.3-mile span of the Bay Bridge, which is normally closed to pedestrian traffic. Last year, about 20,000 people made the stroll from the Eastern to the Western Shore on a day in May that was hosted by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. This year, the event is scheduled for Sunday, May 6. "This family-friendly walk is an opportunity for young and old alike to experience the bridge and the Chesapeake Bay from a vantage point that is not usually available," O'Malley said.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2004
Armed with umbrellas and optimistically decked out in shorts despite the cool, wet weather, Kathy Deweese and her 9-year-old son breezed through a security checkpoint yesterday morning and prepared to resume a tradition: the annual Bay Bridge Walk. The event had been canceled the past two years, in 2002 because of inclement weather and last year because it would have diverted police from homeland security duties. "I've gone every year" it's been held, said Deweese, 45, of Brooklyn Park.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 1, 2004
Weather permitting, and with heightened security requirements for participants, the Bay Bridge Walk will take place tomorrow. For security reasons, no one will be allowed to walk directly to the bridge. Participants must go to one of three designated parking lots, pass through security screening, and by 1 p.m. board wheelchair-accessible buses that will transport them to the Eastern Shore side of the bridge. Buses will begin boarding at 8:30 a.m. At the end of the walk they will pick up people from the western side of the bridge near Sandy Point for return to the designated lots: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold and Chesapeake Business Park in Stevensville.
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