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Last week the NoMa Parks Foundation acquired another piece of the PEPCO land south of R Street between Harry Thomas Way and the MBT. In December, they bought 2 acres of PEPCO property for NoMa Green, but not the northernmost... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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The National Parks Service, National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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Well, we're down from the days when there were four bike shares in the area at once, but College Park, having passed on expanding Capital Bikeshare into its area, is launching its own bikeshare this week. The program, known as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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This is kind of old news, as I recall WABA reporting it some time ago, but DC Water built a permanent connection between the south side 11th Street Bridge and the east side Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. I was out there... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Someone sent along these photos and I thought I'd share. This is the new section of the Anacostia Trail/Anacosita Riverwalk Trail from its current dead end north of New York Avenue in Maryland to the bridge over Lower Beaverdam Creek.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Save $10 by registering now for the 5th Annual Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K Walk/Run, to be held this Saturday, April 30th at 9:00 a.m. (on race day registration increases to $35). Race proceeds benefit the community with activities along the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service recently released the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The good news is that all of the alternatives, including the preferred alternative, will keep the bridge open for another 75 to 100... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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To show their support for the cycling community in DC, the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes (1217 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20005) will host the first annual "Blessing of Bicycles" on Saturday, May 7 at 11am and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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In a post many years ago, I copy/pasted a large article on the history of the Capital Bicycle Club which was founded in DC in 1879 and continued to operate until sometime during the 1920's. But this Feb 4, 1879... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at TheWashCycle
I'm going to be in Denver for one day. There are a lot off places to bike. Where should I ride? What are the best trails, bike routes etc... And where should I eat, drink beer*, etc...? I have never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Two complimentary projects starting in the near future promise to completely change the bike trails in Rock Creek Park. Both will address trail issues first raised over 20 years ago. The first project will rebuild Beach Drive and 1.5 miles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has completed designs for the remaining northern section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. That section will fill the gap between the stub built as part of the Silver Spring Transit Center and the Takoma... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Today, GGW pointed to a post on Mikael Colville-Andersen's Copenhagenize blog in which he called the Pennsylvania Avenue bikeway a failure, and called on whoever built it to be fired, after he saw a picture of it. My main problem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Someone recently sent me these photos of the "completed" Anacostia Riverwalk Trail bridge over Beaverdam Creek and the boardwalk that connects from the north side to Maryland under the railroad and New York Avenue bridges. I put "completed" in quotes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Later this year, work will begin to reconstruct Beach Drive and parts of the Rock Creek Park Trail. The road will get a lot of work that should mitigate the environmental damage it causes, and the trail—in particular, three spots... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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From the August 8, 1878 issue of the Washington Evening Star. When America was bicycle friendly, and Europe was not. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The long flat box that is in fashion at top chains just doesn't work for those who would like to transport donuts via bicycle. Someone needs to come up with an alternate, bike-friendly package. I'm thinking of a box where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Good cause Two years ago you invested in our vision of turning a parking lot at Jones Point Park into a Bike Campus. After two and a half years of negotiation, National Park Service has given us approval to convert... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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On Monday, DDOT initiated operation of the Georgia Avenue dedicated bus lanes. The dedicated bus lanes are not just for buses though as taxis and bicycles are allowed to use them too. While nice, it's only four blocks. Although it’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Update: The boy has since passed away. On April 12, James Elek Maples, 10, of Waldorf, passed away as a result of injuries he sustained after being struck by a car on April 10 in the 2700 block of McDaniel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
That's the name of a reference document issued by the Federal Highway Administration last month. It's got a lot of local flavor since it was put together by Toole Design and their consultant team includes Heather Deutsch - formerly of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Today is the 201st anniversary of the climax of the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia. This was the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history, and you have to go back 26,000 years... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at TheWashCycle
This post is a follow on to an earlier post, drawn entirely from "Rock Creek Park - Adminstrative History" which has a section on bicycling and covers the period from the 1960's to 1985 [this is the 50th anniversary of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Lydia DePillis, who often writes on bicycling matters for the Washington Post, had a column on Friday (yes, April Fool's Day) as part of the Post's "Five Myths..." series. It was more good than bad, but some of the bad... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Events DC will present the conceptual designs for the redevelopment of the RFK Stadium and parking lots tonight at 6:30pm meeting at the Convention center. The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail cuts through the area and most of the connector trails to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at TheWashCycle