Bike Maryland hosts its 16th Annual Bicycle Symposium on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the Miller Senate Building, President's Conference Center, 11 Bladen St. Annapolis, MD 21401.
Attendance is free (but donations are welcome; Bike Maryland suggests a $30 tax-deductible contribution which will be matched). People are asked to sign up in advance. For details, see http://onelesscar.org/page.php?id=533.
The tentative agenda focuses, of course, on bicycling issues in Maryland. Presentations include the state legislative agenda, the new Maryland Bikeways Program, strategies to increase bicycling, using federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality funding for bicycle projects, the state's bike & pedestrian master plan, bicycle safety, bike trail initiatives in the state, the economic value of trails, mountain biking, health aspects, and more.
Several politicians are slated to address the forum, including Frederick Mayor Randy McClement and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. Several members of the state legislature also plan to attend.