Tag: bicycles

The City’s Baltimore Bike Share Coordinator is Out

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Still via YouTube/Bewegen Technologies

In another blow to Baltimore Bike Share, the city has confirmed the program’s official coordinator within the Department of Transportation is on his way out.

Baltimore Bike Share’s Manufacturer is Redesigning its Bikes to be Theft-Proof

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Courtesy Baltimore Bike Share/Facebook

Baltimore Bike Share is returning with a new design for its bikes to fend off the best of thieves.

Urban Trail Should Go in the 33rd Street Median, Planners Recommend

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Artist’s rendering via Rails to Trails Conservancy

Planners designing a new urban trail to connect Lake Montebello with Wyman Park announced last night that they have come up with a preferred approach for further study: Building the trail in the 33rd Street median, rather than displacing a parking lane in the street itself.

Top Stories: A Propane Tank Explodes at Scott Plank’s House, The Ward Estate Hits the Market, Penn Station Robotic Bike Storage Plan Resurfaces

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Our top story this week was a doozy: an explosion, hovering media helicopters and dozens of cop cars and firetrucks, all on one of Baltimore’s wealthiest streets.

On Wednesday morning, when developer Scott Plank (Kevin’s brother) wasn’t home, a propane tank exploded behind his house. Authorities responded and transported one person to an area hospital with burn injuries.

Shots from overhead showed a blocked-off road, a hole in a service building and debris on Plank’s personal tennis court. However, as Ed Gunts wrote, it also drew attention to the luxurious neighborhood: “It’s an encouraging sign that homeowners are investing in Baltimore. The aerial shots of Plank’s tennis court and swimming pool looked impressive.”

Here were our other top stories from the last seven days:

Urban Landscape: Robotic Bicycle Storage Facility and Shop Proposed for Penn Station; Possible Buyer for 1 North Charles; Bidding Opens for Bard Building; Old Towson Fire Station Torn Down

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Photo via Ammon Heisler Sachs

A full-service bike shop and robotic bike storage facility would open next to Baltimore’s Penn Station under a proposal from Race Pace Bicycles and Ammon Heisler Sachs Architects.

Colorado Nonprofit Picks Baltimore for Annual $200K Bike Infrastructure Grant

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Baltimore’s bike network is about to get a significant boost.

MARC Adding More Bike Cars in 2017

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MTA bike car

There’s going to be more room to bring your bike when riding the rails to DC.

CityLab Talks to Bikemore Director About Baltimore’s Expanding Bike Infrastructure

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Courtesy Baltimore Bike Share/Facebook

With a bikeshare and new cycle tracks, Baltimore’s bike infrastructure is starting to take shape. The Maryland Ave. cycle track even made a list of 2016’s best bike lanes. As the new features are built, it’s worth considering how everyone in the city can benefit.

Race Pace Bicycles to Fill Ukazoo Space in Towson

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Race Pace Bikes, Owings Mills location.
Race Pace Bicycles, Owings Mills location.

Books are out; bikes are in.

That’s the trend in Towson, where a full-service bicycle shop is replacing Ukazoo Books at Dulaney Valley Shopping Center.

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