MDTA Dials Back Bicyclist Access to Hatem Toll Bridge

The Baltimore Sun reports, “Despite the great fanfare earlier this year, when it decided to allow bicyclists to ride across the Route 40 Hatem Bridge crossing the Susquehanna River, the Maryland Transportation Authority said Tuesday [August 23] it will start restricting cyclists to weekends and holidays starting next month.” MDTA’s Cheryl Sparks says, “After further evaluation, there was a policy change made which will be effective Sept. 6. It’s basically just to balance the interests of both the cyclists and the community.”