City Council to vote on 'Cyclists' Bill of Rights'
The Baltimore City Council is scheduled to vote tonight -- and almost certainly approve -- a non-binding resolution expressing support for improved conditions for bicycling,
Called 'the Cyclists' Bill of Rights," the resolution would state the council's support for equal access to city streets and safe travel for bicyclists. The resolution, sponsored by Counciilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, also calls for greater involvement of bicyclists in the planning process, improved bike parking and more awareness of bicyclists rights in accident cases.
The resolution is part of a package of pro-bicycling legislation sponsored by Clarke. Other bills, which would be binding, require the city Transportation Departmment to include bicycling concerns in planning project and require major employers to provide bike lockers or racks for employees. Those bills are up for preliminary approval tonight, Clarke said.