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Old 07-26-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Thanks for the tips on routes. I'm looking forward to checking out the biking in and around Baltimore.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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Good idea!
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: southern california
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re bike safety i dont live there but i stopped recently riding my bike-- got too dangerous due to traffic. but i am now thanks to your post aware of other issues.
cars dont just transport they also protect.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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There are issues with muggings on the bike trails around Baltimore as well as on the streets. Be careful where and when you ride. Keep a can of pepper spray at the ready. Criminals also have been known to use bicycles as transport when scouting for easy robbery victims. This was a huge problem in the UMB area until they caught the guy. It was also an issue in Canton last summer.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Not sure if these rising gas prices are the reason but I have been seeing a lot more people riding their bikes lately. On my morning walk, lots are riding by one guy with a full suit every morning.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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I have also seen many people with these "collapsible" bikes on the MARC going to DC. They break them down and set them back up once they get to DC and head off into the City.

I was curious on the exact route of the Jones Falls Bike Trail... I believe it is completed as far as the Woodbury Light Rail and is suppose to extend up to RE Lee park in the County via Mt Washington. The potential routes that I have seen show it either following the Light Rail line up from the Woodbury Station, under Coldspring Lane and manuvering up into Clyburn and over Northern Parkway towards Mt. Washington Village. Another design showed it leaving Woodbury/Druid Hills Park along Greenspring Ave to Clyburn and then over Northern Parkway. I live near Clyburn and our neighborhood has had problems with occational homeless 'camps' on the bluff of the Jones Falls. I don't believe that they have/or would bother anyone but if the route follows the Jones Falls under Coldspring Lane up to Clyburn.. that may be a pretty secluded stretch. Do the Baltimore City Police or Park Rangers patrol the urban forest bike trails?
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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No, the Baltimore PD do not patrol the bike trails and both the Jones Falls and Gwynn Falls trail systems have had several muggings and rapes as a result. A real shame, because they are both beautiful and underutilized assets of Baltimore.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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I've seen patrols on the Gwynns Falls Trail (city police driving a jeep on the trail). However, it's lightly used and there are stretches of it that are kind of desolate. I've ridden it alone, but it's probably advisable to go with someone else.

The Jones Falls Trail currently goes from Woodberry, through Druid Hill Park and along Falls Rd. to the area near Penn Station. I think I've read that the next stage is to complete it to the Inner Harbor--I'm not sure exactly what route it will take--and then build the Mt. Washington stretch, where there has been a lot of controversy about the route. I think there are two competing plans.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Bodymore
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Please, most people in Patterson Park even call non-emergency police/311 when there is a lost dog in the park. I'm not saying that the bike incident did happen, but I'm willing to bet it was a number of years ago.

I'm in Patterson Park everyday, and I can tell you, Chigirl42, that it will be a lovely part of your commute.
What? You are willing to bet that? Based on what? It happened last summer as a matter of fact. Sorry to spoil your fantasy.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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What? You are willing to bet that? Based on what? It happened last summer as a matter of fact. Sorry to spoil your fantasy.

Sorry to hear about your misfortune, again.

There have been crimes committed in and around the park. But, it is rare. There are 1000's of people who use it daily, myself included, without incident. It is a great asset for the city and I personally couldn't imagine living anywhere else; especially after all of the concerts this summer.
The Friends of Patterson Park, Inc.

I also enjoyed this in the park:
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