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Bike Friendly Maryland Program

2014 Agenda


Bike Friendly Business Workshops

May 21 - Bike Maryland FREE Bike Friendly Buisness Workshop in Rockville

The Rockville Bike Friendly Business FREE workshop will be a joint initiative with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Rockville, and JGB Properties that is titled "Rockville's Green Business Initiatives". Learn about becoming bike friendly with some emphasis on Green Building Initiatives that are available through the City of Rockville. Business owners and property owners are the "target market" for this workshop, but ALL are encouraged and welcome to attend and learn the process of becoming bicycle friendly! A complimentary breakfast will be provided by JGB Properties and the Chamber of Commerce.

Here is the event flyer!

Time and Location: 8:00 -10:00 AM, Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Register here

Bike Friendly University Workshops

Our inaugural Bike Maryland Bike Friendly University Summit will be this year! We are in the planning stages of this event - please help us by letting us know what you want from the Summit by CLICKING HERE to take this brief survey. 


Bike Friendly Community Workshops

We are planning spring workshops for

  • Wheaton
  • Silver Spring
  • Salisbury

If you are interesting in working with us to host a FREE workshop, contact Katie Lupo.


Why Participate in a Bicycle Friendly Business, Community, or University (campus) workshop?

Bicycling as a mode of transportation is on the rise and a new Maryland law mandates bicycle inclusion in university facility  master plans. With increasing amounts of traffic, improvements in bicycle infrastructure can safely reduce many congestion issues while promoting physical activity for students, staff, faculty, and guests.

During a workshop officials, facilities management employees, staff, local government representatives, planners, and passionate bicyclists meet for an interactive education workshop on becoming Bicycle Friendly. Bike Maryland discusses the 5E’s (Engineering, Encouragement, Education, Enforcement, and Evaluation/Planning) of bicycle infrastructure that enhance businesses and campuses. Attendees will identify issues, set priorities, and organize an action plan for making their campus more bicycle friendly.

For additional information contact Katie Lupo, Bike Maryland's Bike Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator.


Successful workshop Report: The Bike Maryland Bicycle Friendly University Workshop at Hood College on January 16th, 2014

Bike Maryland gathered staff, faculty, and students from thirteen of Maryland's colleges and universities to Frederick from as far as Salisbury for this half day event to hear a variety of speakers discuss ways to learn how to make their campus increasingly bicycle friendly. The workshop lead up to a lunchtime talk by Valarie Goubeau, Acting Assistant Director of Transportation at the University of Maryland College Park, who discussed some of the challenges and successes leading up to becoming a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly University- the only campus in Maryland to acheive this award. 

Bike Maryland is planning our first annual Bicycle Friendly University Summit for October 2014!

Attendees stayed long after the adjournment of the workshop to ask questions and learn more about how they could make their universities increasingly bicycle friendly. Bike Maryland gives a special thanks to Dave Diehl and Hood College as well as New Belgium Brewery for their help and sponsorship of the event. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the many presenters who shared their eperience for the collective good!!


 

Bike Maryland is devoted to improving the overall bikeability of Maryland by implementing the guidelines laid out by the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly America (BFA) program. Working closely with businesses, universities, and communities throughout the state, we hope to make our state a more bicycle friendly place to live, work, and play. Please click HERE for further information on the League's BFA program.

Complete list of Bicycle Friendly Communities

Complete list of Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Comlete list of Bicycle Friendly Universities

Bicycle Friendly State Rankings


The Bicycle Friendly America application deadlines are:

The League of American Bicyclists and Bike Maryland have partnered to assist you in achieving "Bike Friendly" status. Click here to learn more.

Business - June 12, 2014 
University - August 6, 2014
Community - August 14, 2014

Become a Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists is accepting applications for the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program, which recognizes employers for their innovative bike-friendly efforts and also provides resources for organizations to further enhance the environment for their employees who commute by bike. Click here to begin the process by registering your organization and completing the short, 20-minute application.

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU)

The BFU program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The BFU program provides the roadmap and technical assistance to create great campuses for cycling.

The Bicycle Friendly Community Program (BFC)

The BFC program provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. 


Bike Maryland's Bike Friendly Maryland meetings have been a huge success!

      
                    Participants at Bike Maryland's first Bike Friendly meeting in 2012.

 

Special thanks to these organizations supporting the Bike Maryland Bike Friendly Maryland program.