Bikemore’s Priorities for 2013
Goal: Increase and improve bicycle infrastructure, policies, and awareness to create a safer, healthier, and more livable cycling city.
- Objective 1: Advocate for bicycle infrastructure & pro-bicycle policy.
- Objective 2: Promote everyday riding and increase overall bicycle ridership.
- Objective 3: Promote awareness of Cyclists’ Bill of Rights among all Baltimoreans.
Bikemore builds a more livable Baltimore by promoting all forms of cycling, expanding the number of people who ride a bike, and advocating for the rights and safety of our diverse cycling community.
- All people–across diverse cultures, races, income levels, genders, sexual orientations, political affiliations, and backgrounds–feel they can cycle safely and confidently in every part of Baltimore, and that they have an important role in Bikemore.
- Baltimore neighborhoods are designed and built to foster biking, walking, and transit.
- Public officials are held accountable for their support of bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- For transportation, recreation and sport, bicycling and walking are viable and safe options.
- City officials and community members recognize the broad diversity of users and uses that our streets serve: recreation, socialization, commerce, community events and celebrations, work and play, in addition to all modes of urban transportation.
- Bicycling and walking are embraced as tools to improve our individual health, as well as the ecological health of our region, the Chesapeake Bay, and the planet.
- Pedestrians and cyclists are a united force in addressing priority health and safety issues, including unsafe traffic speeds and inattentive driving.
- Organizations across the public and private sectors proactively support cyclists and pedestrians as a positive force for the community.
- All road users are educated in how to safely use our streets, and Bikemore is recognized as a community resource for bicycle safety information and instruction.