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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Prince George's County Waives Fares for Bicycles on The Bus for Bike to Work Day

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Prince George’s County will waive fares for passengers bringing bicycles onto TheBus

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Prince George’s County will waive fares for passengers bringing bicycles onto TheBus to support “National Bike to Work Day”.  That day, the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) will also be disseminating bike maps, and bike safety and mobility information to the community and supporting ten special pit stops in the County that will assist bicyclist throughout the day.  

“Bicycling promotes connectivity to and within communities, all while protecting the environment and improving people’s health,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker.  “We want to encourage residents to explore using bicycling and transit options to get to work.  Over the last six years we have added more bike lanes and biking friendly amenities and options throughout the County – including expanding bike share options that will be coming soon to more communities.  Bike friendly communities are becoming more desired to home buyers and the business community and I am committed to making sure Prince George’s County is on the right path for County bicyclists.”

“Two years ago, DPW&T installed bike racks on all of our transit buses.  We are pleased to take another next step to further encourage bicycle and transit connectivity by waiving fares for travelers who bring their bikes on TheBus on Bike to Work Day,” said Darrell B. Mobley, Director, DPW&T.  

May is National Bike Month, Bike to Work Week is May 15-19, and “National Bike to Work Day” on May 19th.  For bicycle maps and safety tips click on the following links:
http://roads.maryland.gov/OPPEN/Bicycle_Map_Side1.pdf
http://maps.roads.maryland.gov/cyclemaryland/
http://bestreetsmart.net/resources/2013/SMART-0609_SafetyTipsBrochure_final.pdf

WHAT: 
Prince George’s County Waives Fares for Bicycles on TheBus and Establishes Pit Stops for “National Bike to Work Day”

WHEN: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 (“National Bike to Work Day”)

WHO:
Martin Harris, Deputy Director DPW&T
Victor Weisberg, Special Assistant to the Director DPW&T
Karyn McAlister, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager DPW&T


Prince George’s County Pit Stop Locations/Times:
Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way Bowie, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Bowie Fire Station, 13008 9th Street (MD-564) Bowie, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Capitol Heights, 101 Maryland Park Drive Capitol Heights, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Road at Route 1 College Park, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center, 101 Centerway Greenbelt, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Hyattsville Magruder Park, 4000 Hamilton Street Hyattsville, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Oxon Hill/National Harbor 100 Heritage Cove Road Oxon Hill, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Port Towns/Edmonston, Decatur Street & NE Branch Trail Edmonston, MD
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. &4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Suitland/Census Bureau, 4508 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD
6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

University of Maryland, 8056 Regents Drive College Park, MD
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 


 


 


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