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Pugh to review Baltimore bike lanes, parking spaces to see if they comply with fire code

Pugh to review Baltimore bike lanes, parking spaces to see if they comply with fire code

A fight over a bike lane in Canton could spill over to the rest of the city.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday her administration is reviewing both bike lanes and parking spaces around Baltimore to make sure city streets have enough room for fire equipment to pass.

"The Department of Transportation and the Fire Department are evaluating all of those lanes," said Pugh spokesman Anthony McCarthy.

A city decision to reconfigure a new bike lane on Potomac Street in Canton after some residents complained it made the street too narrow for firetrucks has drawn outrage from bike advocates.

Bikemore, a Baltimore advocacy group, has warned the move could...

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