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On Saturday, October 15th you, your friends, family and colleagues are invited to get on your bikes and pedal for peace in support of One Common Unity – one of the DC area’s most successful and dynamic peace education organizations.... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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I have a blog post over on GGW about how I think DDOT and NPS should formalize the shortcut across Kenilworth Park that many trail users (and you know its not really open yet, right? I'm disappointed to be running... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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The Park Service has closed part of Glover Archibald Park under the old streetcar trestle, due to the need for stabilization and safety features. Local trail advocates want to use the trestle as part of a trail between the Palisades... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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At a meeting earlier this month, DDOT presented its draft recommended concept for the Crosstown Multi-modal transportation study. It involves a 2-way protected bike lane along Kenyon and Irving between 14th NW and Michigan. Overlapping with part of the PBL... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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When I moved to DC in 1997, there weren't many bike lanes; in fact by 2001, when DC hired its first bicycle coordinator since 1992, there were still only 2 miles total. This despite the District's 1976 Bicycle Transportation Plan's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Buzzard Point is set to be the next part of town to enrage visiting members of Congress as several development projects are planned or underway. Three projects along the Anacostia River will likely include some of the planned trail section... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Columbia, MD will host its first ever cyclocross race on October 1st (History!). ● All-day cyclocross races sponsored by local club Adventures for the Cure. Cyclocross is a spectator-friendly race discipline and enjoys broad participation ● Recreational bike rides: The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
I missed this last month, but Catherine Frances Lyon, the driver who struck and killed John Henrik Fauerby, 64, and Lynne Frances Rosenbusch, 58 as they rode their tandem bike near Chesapeake Beach, MD last October, was sentenced in August.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The 2016 Larry's Ride, aka Bike Maryland's Beautiful Beast is this upcoming weekend and registration is open until Friday at Midnight. The ride has some of the most beautiful hills in Maryland with 25, 35, 66 and 75-mile routes all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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VDOT Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is planning to extend the I95/395 HOT lanes north to the Pentagon in order to reduce congestion in the corridor, improve safety and give more choice to travelers. [The Draft EA for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The Committee on Transportation and the Environment is holding a hearing on Monday at 11:35 am on the Bicycle Awareness Motor Vehicle License Plate Amendment Act Of 2016. This bill will increase safety for bicyclists on the road by allowing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Here are some updated charts based yesterday's ACS data. First we can see that bike commuting in the area is generally growing, and at a rate faster than the national average. And that when DC is compared to the 4... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The Census Bureau starter releasing annual estimates of bike commuting in 2005 and in every year since then, bike commuting has gone up - until now. In 2015 data released yesterday, bike commuting went down a little bit from 0.620%... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Next Monday, the federal portion of the multi-stage, multi-year, multi-project effort to rebuild both Beach Drive and the Rock Creek Park Trail will finally kick off. The result may not be everything bike advocates had hoped or asked for, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The 77 year old cyclist who was killed on Monday was almost surely (based on age and name and love of cycling) Dr. Robert Dickey, who in 2013 was convicted of possession of child pornography. He served 18 months. For... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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College Park District 3 City Council Member Stephanie Stullich has been proven right, but I bet she wish she wasn't. Back in 2009, after a 2nd crash and another injured cyclist at the same trail crossing of Campus Drive, she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Progress on the new 0.7 mile long Klingle Valley Trail continues even if some of that work is just demolition. One major portion of the work has been on a new retaining wall on the east side of the project.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The promise of the harvest, cooler days, and sweeping colorful vistas beckon. Enjoy it all on a leisurely bike ride AND support Montgomery County's Ag Reserve at the same time. Join us for the7th Annual Reserve Bike Tour on Sunday,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Always Be Scofflawing The 2nd annual Brompton Urban Challenge is coming to DC this Saturday and it sounds like a lot of fun. Akin to a two-wheeled scavenger hunt, the Brompton Urban Challenge tests the creativity and ingenuity of its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is currently undertaking the Downtown West Transportation Planning Study which focuses on a new bicycle facility on Pennsylvania Avenue west of the White House and bus lanes on H Street between Pennsylvania and New York Avenues. The first citizen's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Washington Post transportation troll and Rick Scott impersonator Fredrick Kunkle wrote an article that piggy-backed on the NBC4 report that cyclists were running lights, triggering the red light cameras and not being ticketed for it. Now for something that has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is considering replacing the Long Bridge (the railroad bridge across the Potomac) and some of the alternatives considered thus far would include a new bicycle crossing connecting Long Bridge Park and/or the MVT on the Virginia side with Ohio... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at TheWashCycle
A message from AMP'd cycles Fellow commuter cyclists, my name is Kyle Gatzmeyer and I am the CEO of an early stage bicycle manufacturing company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am seeking interviews with commuter cyclists from various metropolitan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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In June, Jerrell Roberts Eliot was biking home when he was struck and killed by a driver who left the scene. That hit and run driver has never been found. Shortly thereafter, a ghost bike was locked up near the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Note: This post has been updated. The title should really read "Cyclists trigger red light cameras at a lower rate than drivers." NBC4 had a story last night from the "Things you knew were happening are, in fact, happening" file.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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