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In fantasy land, I would love to see either (a) an MUT from MoCo/silver spring to Baltimore, or a dedicated bike lane going all the way up.

(And a pony.)

Regardless of its "honorable mention" or relative ranking among the 50 states, Maryland's traffic laws are among the most anti-cyclist in the nation (including requiring bicyclists to ride within paved shoulders regardless of their width or length) and the Maryland State Highway Administration has refused to build a long-planned continuous path along most of the Inter-County Connector.

If Maryland were truly bicycling friendly, it would have long ago retrofitted a bicycle crossing on the American Legion Bridge.

Gaming LAB's Bicycle Friendly States ranking won't make Maryland any better for bicyclists than it actually is.

I've rewritten part of the press release to be covered by the Onion:
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The League of American Bicyclists cited a number of specific reasons why Maryland got this "close but no cigar" award and why they stand out including:
- Sends their State Bike Coordinator to other states but he keeps coming back;
- Reach and breadth of education efforts by posting stuff no one reads on the interweb;
- Creation of a Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access position to be included in the next revision of the Kama Sutra;
- The most ancient and well preserved Bike Master Plan. "It's amazing how well preserved this document is, it is as if nothing has changed." - W. T. F. Bicycling Archeologist.
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Serious the award is in recognition in what has happened in years past, we have some amazing stuff on paper, now to get some traction on it.

Interesting post about Maryland earns Honorable Mention in LAB's Bicycle Friendly State program!!!
Have a nice day!

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