The D Center, the nonprofit Baltimore bicycle advocacy group Bikemore and the City Department of Transportation, Planning Division will host a charrette this month to develop ideas for improving street conditions for local cyclists and encouraging more bicycling in the city overall.
The event is scheduled Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Windup Space in Station North and open to the public. According to the Facebook page for the event, the design charrette is intended to “create user-generated information that will help inform Baltimore’s Bicycle Master Plan.”
It’ll give people a chance to talk about bicycling issues that remain in the city and making bicycling safer for everyone — people of all ages and races,” said Bikemore executive director Chris Merriam, who is facilitating the event. “It’s a town hall meeting about bicycling
Nate Evans, Baltimore City’s lead bike and pedestrian planner, will also attend and make a presentation, Merriam said.
The event is a part of D Center Baltimore’s ongoing, monthly series of curated design discussions. More information about the D Center design conversations can be found here.
Also coming up for bicycle and pedestrian advocates: The Maryland Department of Transportation, and the State Highway and the Motor Vehicle Administrations will host a public meeting Monday, Nov. 5.
The public meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Harry Hughes Suite of the Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076. According to Cycle Maryland’s Facebook page, the meeting will introduce acting MDOT Secretary Darrell B. Mobley and as well receive presentations from MVA administrator John Kuo and SHA administrator Melinda Peters on "recent and planned initiatives designed to promote bicycle and pedestrian access and safety."
The meeting will also provide bicycling and pedestrian advocates an opportunity to express concerns regarding bicycling and walking in the state. More information on the meeting can be found here.