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December 4, 2010
The problem Drivers turning right at a Northeast Baltimore intersection are confused by a bike lane. The back story Lee Brown drives through the intersection of Frankford Road and Moravia Park Drive in the Frankford neighborhood several times a day. That gives him plenty of opportunity to see that other drivers have different approaches when they need to turn right onto Moravia Park from Frankford. City crews installed a bike path on that road about three months ago, and since then, Brown says, he's seen a few near-misses.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Sidewalks and paths used by elementary and middle school students across Maryland will be upgraded with $3.4 million in federal grant funding, state officials announced Tuesday. The federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding will be administered by the State Highway Administration and used for 16 projects shortlisted under the state's Safe Routes to School Program, officials said. Grants under the program, which are awarded to local jurisdictions annually, are aimed at improving safety for young students who walk or bike to school.
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NEWS
June 4, 2000
Howard County police are investigating an armed robbery in Columbia in which $140 was taken from a 17-year-old boy. The teen was walking on a bike path in the rear of the 5700 block of Stevens Forest Road in Oakland Mills village shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday when a man came out of the woods. The boy told police the man approached him from behind, pressed a hard object to his back and demanded money, police said. After the boy emptied his pockets, the robber took the cash and ran on the path toward the Tor apartment complex, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
The state has awarded more than $2 million in grants to improve bike paths across Maryland, including more than $80,000 to better connect West Baltimore with downtown. The new funding for the state's Bikeways Program was announced Friday by the Maryland Department of Transportation, which administers the program aimed at encouraging biking to work, school and other activities. "Establishing a modern transportation system is more than building roadways, runways and railways," Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.
NEWS
May 25, 1993
A 28-year-old woman was raped yesterday as she walked the bike path at Lake Elkhorn in East Columbia, county police said.Police said the woman was walking along the lake's path in the Village of Owen Brown around 11 a.m. when she was attacked by a white man, believed to be 18 years old. The assailant was about 5-foot-9 with shoulder length black hair and dark clothing, police said.Columbia's 60 miles of pathways have been the scene of crimes in the past. In 1988, several students reported they were victims of rape and indecent exposure as they walked along the Lake Elkhorn path and another pathway also in Owen Brown.
NEWS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | August 21, 1991
Besides playing video games and hanging out with their friends afterschool, what Larry, 9, and William, 7, miss the most is riding bikes.The brothers, now living at Sarah's House, a county homeless shelter, with their mother and younger sister, said there's only one bike to ride, and it has a flat tire. Besides, there's really nowhere toride bikes around the Fort Meade shelter.But a community-based effort to build a playground and bike path at Sarah's House will resolve the problem when they are completed andbicycles are donated.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2002
The Howard County Sierra Club and other environmental groups would like to bring people closer to nature, but not too close in Patapsco Valley State Park. The group filed an appeal with the state Department of the Environment last week in a last-ditch effort to block construction of a 1.25-mile paved trail extension that would open the 14,000-acre park to bicyclists and hikers from Ellicott City and other communities along the Patapsco River to the north. A permit for the trail to cross less than 100 square feet of Patapsco wetland was granted Feb. 20 to the state Department of Natural Resources by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2002
The Howard County Sierra Club and other environmental groups would like to bring people closer to nature, but not too close in Patapsco Valley State Park. The group filed an appeal with the state Department of the Environment last week in a last-ditch effort to block construction of a 1.25-mile paved trail extension that would open the 14,000-acre park to bicyclists and hikers from Ellicott City and other communities along the Patapsco River to the north. A permit for the trail to cross less than 100 square feet of Patapsco wetland was granted Feb. 20 to the state Department of Natural Resources by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
NEWS
April 28, 1994
POLICE LOG*Ellicott City: 10400 block of Kingsbridge Road: A blue 1994 Ford Ranger with Maryland tags 21B124 was stolen Monday, police said.5000 block of Centennial Lane: A couple walking along a bike path at the lake at Centennial Park observed a man wearing only sunglasses and running shoes standing in front of trees Friday, police said.
NEWS
December 4, 1996
Police logOwen Brown: 9300 block of Windbell Way: Someone sitting in a tot lot Monday saw a man fondling himself on a bike path. The man is described as a stocky white male in his mid-30s, 6 feet tall, with short brown hair, wearing a brown shirt and a large brown coat.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
An extension of Owings Mills Boulevard opened to traffic Monday after two years of construction. The $14 million project, which is about a mile long and was funded by the county, will extend Owings Mills Boulevard from Lyons Mill Road to Winands Road. An extension of the road has been in the county's master plan since the 1980s, economic development spokeswoman Fronda Cohen said. The county's public works department has been working with the community and planning the project for the past decade.
BUSINESS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
Jonathan Browning built his career on four wheels, but his passion rides on two. Browning, Volkswagen Group of America's top executive, doesn't see why cars and bikes can't — to steal a slogan from the automaker — coexist on the road of life. "Almost every family in the country has a car and a bike in some condition in the garage," said Browning Tuesday morning as he sat in the lobby of a downtown Baltimore hotel, cycling helmet in his hands and a blue Volkswagen jersey stretched across his lean torso.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
I was so glad to see Yvonne Wenger's recent article on Columbia's bike paths ("Columbia seeks to right its paths," Jan. 15). The article tells about Columbia developing a network of pathways, both on-road and off-road, interconnecting the 100 miles of existing trails for people to walk, bike or run to their destinations without their automobiles. Over 130 residents turned out last week to voice their strong support and provide feedback to Toole Design Group. Jennifer Toole, president of the Toole Group, is a nationally known traffic planner who knows how to bring folks together to make Columbia and Howard County a model of bicycle and pedestrian travel.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2011
About 16 months from now, bicyclists will be able to ride from the Inner Harbor to Pennsylvania Station on a smooth path all their own. Little by little, crews working in the shadow of the Jones Falls Expressway are inching their way north, building a concrete and belgian-block median to separate four-wheel traffic from the two-wheel variety. The $3.5 million, state-funded segment of the Jones Falls Trail will start at Lee Street near the Baltimore Visitor Center, wrap around the Inner Harbor and follow the Fallsway to the train station.
NEWS
December 4, 2010
The problem Drivers turning right at a Northeast Baltimore intersection are confused by a bike lane. The back story Lee Brown drives through the intersection of Frankford Road and Moravia Park Drive in the Frankford neighborhood several times a day. That gives him plenty of opportunity to see that other drivers have different approaches when they need to turn right onto Moravia Park from Frankford. City crews installed a bike path on that road about three months ago, and since then, Brown says, he's seen a few near-misses.
NEWS
July 29, 2010
All who hate mosquitoes and garden pests should be pleased with the news that the "Bike trail will spare bat refuge" (July 27). The last thing the best bat cave in the East needed to face was construction for a bike path and a steady stream of bikers. People can pedal elsewhere. Whole bat species are struggling to survive against the march of white nose syndrome. This fungus has decimated bat populations in the Northeast and is relentlessly spreading. Mortality is over 90 percent once a winter roost is infected.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
A robber pushed a woman into a wall and snatched her purse at the Long Reach Village Center in Columbia last week, Howard County police said.The victim, a 22-year-old from Columbia, was not injured in the robbery Friday in the 8700 block of Cloudleap Court, police said.The woman was walking from her car at 10: 35 p.m. when a man approached from a bike path near the shopping center, pushed her against a wall, took her property and ran back to the bike path, police said.The robber was described as white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build.
NEWS
July 29, 2010
All who hate mosquitoes and garden pests should be pleased with the news that the "Bike trail will spare bat refuge" (July 27). The last thing the best bat cave in the East needed to face was construction for a bike path and a steady stream of bikers. People can pedal elsewhere. Whole bat species are struggling to survive against the march of white nose syndrome. This fungus has decimated bat populations in the Northeast and is relentlessly spreading. Mortality is over 90 percent once a winter roost is infected.
NEWS
July 19, 2010
Riding a bike can be fun, but it is not just for recreation anymore. Increasingly it is a way to travel to and from work or to run errands. Bike commuting is not for everyone. Being fit, confident about riding in traffic, and having access to a shower at work helps. It also helps to have a good network of bike trails. Baltimore made another move in that direction recently when it received $4 million from the Maryland Department of Transportation to extend the Jones Falls hiking and biking trail into Mount Washington.
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