The ocean, beach and mountains may be appealing vacation spots, but they¿re also hours away. Why travel when you can have just as much fun here in Howard County? We put together four weekend ¿staycation¿ ideas for everyone from the thrill seeker to wine connoisseur that could make you forget, at least for a weekend, you live right around the corner.
Three pedestrians, including two children, were transported to a Baltimore hospital in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on Route 40 in Edgewood early Wednesday afternoon, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reported.
In theory, the Red Line could one day ease Baltimore's traffic woes; however, to sustain the growth trends that certain neighborhoods have experienced in the past decade, we need to implement effective and efficient methods for moving people around the city now. Having read the "Southeast Baltimore Complete Streets Plan," I see an excellent vision of Baltimore that we can implement immediately, creating a more functional and accessible city, complete with modern mass transit, more biking options
As with most things, when it comes to cycling, nothing beats the real thing. However, there are many obstacles that can get in the way of cycling outdoors, from weather to work hours. When this happens, a bike trainer is definitely the way to go. I have known several triathletes who've trained almost exclusively on a bike trainer and have gone on to successfully complete their races, including those who were training for an Ironman distance triathlon, which includes a 112-mile bike ride.
As warmer weather makes its way through the area, residents are expected to hit the streets on foot or on bikes in greater numbers. Carroll residents share their stories of accidents and close calls while out on the roads.
A Baltimore County traffic calming project on Edmondson Avenue completed last fall brought bike lanes, sidewalks, bumpouts and a crosswalk to Edmondson Avenue in an effort to slow traffic down, but some Catonsville residents are not satisfied with bike lanes, which they see as dangerous.
Improvements along several major roadways in Carroll County and the construction of a transit hub in Westminster to improve county transportation services are among the projects Carroll could include in a long-range transportation plan for the Baltimore region.
Letter: In the wake of the recent tragic [death of bicyclist Tom Palermo on a city road,] could city and county planners and transportation officials take advantage of the old Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's right-of-way to build a greenway [and bike path]?
Bel Air town officials hope to revitalize the Howard Park neighborhood by slowing down area traffic and making pedestrian improvements, planning director Kevin Small explained at a public workshop Wednesday.
Motorized vehicles remain the number one killer of our young people ages 4 to 34 in Maryland; it's time to revisit our car-centric culture and make a few changes that can save lives and go a long way toward restoring civility with our fellow travelers.
When bicyclists talk about the cities in the country that are friendliest to bicyclists, they mention places such as San Francisco, Seattle and Austin, Texas. Not Baltimore. Now, city officials are working to change that. On Wednesday, they approved spending $300,000 to help pay for a Downtown Bicycle Network.
Episcopal Church leaders meeting in Linthicum on Friday said they are awaiting details of a police investigation into the fatal accident involving Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, in which a prominent Baltimore cyclist was killed.
New State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby comes into office with a major decision looming: How to handle the death of Thomas Palermo, the prominent local cyclist who died in a collision with a car driven by an Episcopal bishop two days after Christmas.
Plans to open a counseling clinic for drug addicts is causing consternation in the Mount Washington community , Opponents say it poses a safety risk to motorists at a bad intersection and to children who walk to several schools in the immediate area.
There are three narratives from the death of Tom Palermo, bicyclist and builder of bikes: The outpouring of support for the man's family; the unusual efforts of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland to tell us about the involvement of its second-ranking bishop in the collision that caused Palermo's death; and the emergence of the bicycling movement as a power in shaping the Next Baltimore.
Baltimore County has the distinction of ranking among the top 10 jurisdictions in the country based on the Complete Streets policy that takes into account the use of roads by cyclists and pedestrians, as well as motorists. Nevertheless, the significance of the hazards of bicycling was driven home recently when a collision in Baltimore killed cyclist Thomas Palermo.
Parishioners at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer talk about how they feel in the wake of the death of cyclist Tom Palermo, who was struck and killed by motorist the Rev. Canon Heather Cook, the bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
Tom Palermo hadn't had as much opportunity as he would have liked recently to ride his bicycle. With a wife and two young children, and a full-time job and a business on the side, there just wasn't much time.