By Bruce Cohen - September 22, 2014
On Wednesday, September 17th Baltimore County Executive Keven Kamenetz held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new Towson Bike Loop. Cyclists of all varieties and experience levels attended the ceremony where County Executive Kamenetz, County Councilman David Marks, and Bike Maryland’s Executive Director Nate Evans gave remarks on the Loop and the benefits it will bring.
Once the county executive cut the black and gold ribbon (Go, Towson Tigers!) he joined cycling enthusiasts and advocates on the full 4.3 mile loop on a bicycle from Lutherville Bikes. An urbanized, but still car-centric area, Towson is taking the first steps to realizing bicycling as a viable form of recreation and transportation. The Towson Bike Loop provides a transportation alternative for shopping and employment destinations within Towson and increase the viability of bicycling as transportation for interested but concerned cyclists.
We hope that one day we will see Towson recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community with Towson University as Maryland’s latest Bicycle Friendly University.