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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Biking accident waiting to happen


    My favorite trail to bike in Columbia is the Patuxent Trail down to Savage from Lake Elkhorn.  This trail follows the Little Patuxent River and has some of the nicest scenery in our area.  Anyone who has traveled this trail knows about the blind corner shown above.  This trail has a wide variety of users from walkers to runners to bikers.   The corner above is dangerous for any pedestrian who happens to come around it when a biker is coming down.


This week I once again saw another near accident when a biker (not pictured above) came around the corner and almost hit a walker.  We have a all seen the dance that happens when someone is surprised by someone coming at you.  The biker swerves right to avoid the collision and the walker swerves left in the same direction.  Each then adjusts in the opposite direction.  Once again no one was hurt in this situation but my concern is that a child wouldn't be so lucky.


   The County, that manages this path, needs to cut the bushes that make this a blind corner before someone gets seriously hurt.

P.S.
   Tonight the Lakefront Concert series has the Caribbean band "Image" at 8 p.m.

Lakefront Summer Festival Concert- Image Band

  • Date:06/21/2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location:Downtown Columbia Lakefront- Image Band
    ColumbiaMaryland 21044


    ImageBand 
    Image Band (Caribbean Rhythms)
    For information about the artist please visit imageband.com
    The Lakefront Summer Festival is sponsored by Columbia Association and held at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, located off of Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is free and so is parking. Click here for additional Lakefront Summer Festival events.
    • All concerts are approximately 2 hours;
    • No glass containers or alcoholic beverages are permitted. 
    • Schedule subject to change without notice.
    • CA Inclement Weather Hotline: 410-715-3127

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