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Safer roads for cyclists sought in Catonsville
Safer roads for cyclists sought in Catonsville

A Baltimore County traffic calming project on Edmondson Avenue completed last fall brought bike lanes, sidewalks, bumpouts and a crosswalk in an effort to slow traffic down, but some Catonsville residents are not satisfied with the design, particularly the bike lanes, which they see as dangerous. Cal Oren, who lives nearby, called the new bike lanes a "death trap." He said there is little protection for those on two wheels because the bike lanes are only distinguished by painted lanes and there is no physical barrier separating the cyclists from motorized traffic on the road. Oren expressed dissatisfaction with the design, which removed space for drivers in an effort to...

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