Mayor, city council clash over Main Street bike lane

In a town keen on historic preservation, a debate over a Main Street bike lane is fast turning into a test of tolerance for Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley’s agenda for rapid change. The disclosure this week that Buckley’s temporary bike lane “experiment” was not reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission and has already involved a $76,000 outlay — including the purchase of bistro tables for outdoor restaurant seating — brought a swift reaction from members of the City Council. Alderwoman Elly Tierney, D-Ward 1, said she plans to meet with the city attorney, and Alderman Ross Arnett, D-Ward 8, called an emergency finance committee meeting for Thursday morning. (Capital)

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