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The event will feature a panel discussion, presentation, audience Q&A and time for networking. For decades Arlington’s investments in its transportation network have allowed the County to accommodate new homes, jobs and services while decreasing traffic on its main roads.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
I'm a little late to this, and I didn't go (this blog post is starting out swimmingly) but DDOT and DOES have hosted another Commuter Benefits Information Sessions to help employers understand the 2016 Commuter Benefits Law. That law requires... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
I'm tired, so here's a big cut and paste Below is a list of our agenda items followed by one action that you can take to be involved in the process. Vulnerable Road User Law As stated by the League... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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A recent people for bikes blog post (and the better bike share blog post it's based on) try to tease out how bike share has increased bike commuting in the District. They make a noble effort, but there are just... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
There are several bills working their way through the Virginia legislature right now that are of interest to cyclists, and if you really want to know more you should follow the Virginia Bicycling Federation. But I will try to give... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Frederick Douglass' 200th birthday this year, and to make sure he remains an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and he continues to be recognized more and more the District is celebrating all week. Today, at noon, there... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Montgomery County is drawing up a savings plan in response to a budget shortfall of nearly $120 million, and it should be no surprise that this means a cut to capital improvement projects in the Department of Parks and Recreation.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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I was recently sent a box of Bobo's oat bars, with the promise they are "cycling fuel." I don't know about that, but they are pretty tasty. When we got the box, I first allowed the family's chief nutritionist to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at TheWashCycle
Arlington County wants your input about the Army Navy Drive Complete Street safety improvements project. The proposed project will redesign Army Navy Drive as a complete street featuring pedestrian, bicycle, transit, vehicle and environmental enhancements. The project will improve local... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at TheWashCycle
Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation plans to evaluate the condition of asphalt pavement on off-street trails during the month of February 2018. A specialty company will be used for this assessment and will use a modified van fitted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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This is not much of a bike project, but Falls Church is planning a significant rehab of S. Oak Bridge over Tripps Run that will create a better connection to a trail you probably aren't using. Oak Street Bridge is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is planning to rehabilitate the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW from 20th Street, around Sheridan Circle and to Waterside Drive on the east side of Rock Creek Park. At a public meeting in October they presented some of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at TheWashCycle
A group of Maryland legislators have introduced a bill requiring the state DOT to study pedestrian and bicycle access to public schools. FOR the purpose of requiring the Department of Transportation to study and make certain recommendations regarding pedestrian and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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A task force established by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) recommended that the TPB endorse five initiatives – with the potential to improve the region’s transportation system – for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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It's being reported that back in mid November, the General Services Administration (GSA) began construction work on the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC) Child Care Center and a new security fence. As I noted in this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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On February 15th, DDOT will host Public Meeting #2 on the C Street NE Rehabilitation project, a project that promises to bring protected bike lanes to C Street NE. As bicycling has become more accessible and visible, people who generally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) recently announced a new website with more info about the New Nice Bridge design and is accepting comments until February 20. MDTA will put the design-build project out to bid in 2018, with work to begin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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For the second year in a row, bicycle fatalities were up in 2016, as reported by NHTSA. Bicyclist deaths (840 fatalities – the highest number since 1991) increased by 1.3 percent. I'm not sure how they're getting a 1.3% increase... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Alexandria is in the process of changing its parking requirements (for cars) and the task force recently presented its recommendations to the planning board. The bicycle parking requirements aren't changing, so this intersects with biking in really three ways. First,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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WMATA has done another inspection of the Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle, and they now say it could collapse at any minute. An inspection last week found the 122-year-old structure in “imminent risk of collapse,” prompting park rangers to renew a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The Montgomery County Planning Board will conduct a public hearing for the Bicycle Master Plan Public Hearing Draft on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Planning Department Headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD) from 6 to 9 p.m. View... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In September, Strava - the athletic tracking app - presented its data collection and presentation abilities to the Council of Governments' Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee. They have quite a few local users. Some of the uses they identify, grouped as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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International Winter Bike and Walk to Work Day is Feb 9th. I don't see any local events on the official site, but several people have committed to riding or walking. I won't be working that day, so I'm not committing,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at TheWashCycle
The work of drafting a new Arlington County Master Transportation Plan, and more specifically the Bicycle Element of that continues. You can see the most recent draft, from late November, here and the last post on the MTP here. Since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Comments are open on the Environmental Assessment of Southeast Boulevard until January 24th, You can view materials from the December 2017 meeting here and fill out the survey here. The first question is about the cross-section. The "Max" option has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at TheWashCycle