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3/5/11 8:41 A

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From what I've heard, those Critical Mass rides are crazy scary! The Critical Mass Halloween ride went right through downtown Baltimore at NIGHT...and Baltimore has its fair share of VERY sketchy neighborhoods. My friends who went were praying that they don't get a flat...

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3/4/11 3:17 P

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Don't get me started on Critical Mass....although I agree with their message, I do not agree with their methods.

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3/4/11 11:39 A

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Coming from CA - yes there are a lot of bike lanes and yes some of them end on certain routes also. We have so darn many cars and there is always a pull to go green and ditch the cars and ride bikes or take public transit on certain days. We have many bike commuters as well as recreational and fitness bikers that want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

We have a lot of extremes - once a month in San Francisco there is a planned night called Critical Mass when a mass of bikers overtake the drivers and block the streets with biking - you don't want to have a car in the city on that route - you might get blocked in. It is an extreme way to say bikers have rights, respect us... its hard to respect when they act that way. Often there are accidents and a ruckus involving them...

Usually they say watch CA - things that start here and will spread to he rest of the country. This will probably be one of those things - so yay more bike lanes...

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3/4/11 9:59 A

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Yep, got a couple of those bike lanes around our neck of the woods too...the kind that just, stop at an intersection and leave one to fend for oneself as best one can...ugh!

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3/4/11 9:49 A

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Last year our city created bike lanes for the first time...the bad think is that they go for a couple of miles and then just stop! (insert eye roll here) I wish it was a bigger priority so the bike lanes would be done more and faster...35 years is a long time to wait!

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I'm glad it is catching on. Wish the south east would catch up.

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3/4/11 9:20 A

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Los Angeles adopts ambitious bike plan

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Yesterday, the city’s mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the 2010 Bicycle Plan www.labikeplan.org/public_involvemen
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that would add 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways, including a 600 mile freeway-like “backbone” network that would cross the city — a big improvement to the city’s current 378 miles of bike lanes.

Biking has become more popular in L.A., with a 50 percent increase www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bic
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in bicycle commuters in the past eight years. The question is, will the implementation of the plan keep up with the popularity? The plan would add more than 200 miles of bike lanes every five years, meaning the ultimate goal wouldn’t be reached for some 35 years, at least."

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