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TOMORROW: Prince George's County Waives Fares for Bicycles on The Bus, Establishes Regional ‘Pit Stops’ to Support “National Bike to Work Day”
LARGO, MD – On Friday, May 20, 2016, 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 eleven 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 health,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker. “Prince George’s County is committed to becoming more bike friendly and investing in our bike infrastructure. I am proud of the work that our Department of Public Works & Transportation has achieved thus far and with new bike trails, bike lanes and bike sharing on the horizon, bike riders, commuters, and residents can expect to see major developments over the next two years.” ? “Last year DPW&T installed bike racks on all of our transit buses. We are pleased to take another next step to further support 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 16-20, and “National Bike to Work Day” on May 20th.WHAT:Prince George's County Waives Fares for Bicycles on TheBus and Establishes Pit Stops for "National Bike to Work Day" on May 20th.WHEN:Friday, May 20, 2016 (“National Bike to Work Day”)WHO: Victor Weisberg, Special Assistant to the Director DPW&Tryn McAlister, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager DPW&TWHERE:Bowie Town Center, 15606 Emerald Way Bowie, MD 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Bowie Fire Station, 13008 9th Street (MD-564) Bowie, MD6:30 – 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, MD6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
College Park Metro, 4931 Calvert Road College Park, MD 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center, 101 Centerway Greenbelt, MD6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Hyattsville Magruder Park, 4000 Hamilton Street Hyattsville, MD6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Oxon Hill/National Harbor 100 Heritage Cove Road Oxon Hill, MD6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Port Towns/Edmonston, Decatur Street & NE Branch Trail Edmonston, MD7:00 – 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Suitland/Census Bureau, 4508 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD6:30 – 8:30 a.m.University of Maryland, 8056 Regents Drive College Park, MD4:00 – 6:00 p.m.