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Fairfax County is building a new levee in the Huntington neighborhood to reduce flooding, and an added amenity of the project are 4800 feet of new 8-foot wide multi-use trail from the existing trails near Arlington Terrace and Hunting Creek... Continue reading
Posted 21 minutes ago at TheWashCycle
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From a recent announcement: Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is holding two, identical open houses for those who would like to learn more and provide input about transportation projects planned for the Clarksburg area. Attend either Tuesday, March 28... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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Earlier this month Councilmembers Allen, Cheh, and Nadeau introduced a bill that would, in effect, pay a lot of DC workers to bike or walk to work. It would make commuter benefits fairer, but more importantly, smarter in that they... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
Marc Schwartz, the Arlington County Manager has recommended raising property taxes "to address the 'extraordinary' funding needs of Metro and enrollment growth in the Arlington Public Schools." The County Board accepted that recommendation in choosing a maximum tax rate to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
The first modern bicycle plan for the District of Columbia, "Bicycle transportation plan and program for the District of Columbia", was written in 1975 (and then revised in 1976 and 1978, I believe) and I feel like I've seen a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Chevy Chase sucks and, as a result, it looks like the (official) interim Capital Crescent Trail is going to too. the route proposed by planners would take walkers and cyclists entering the [interim] Capital Crescent Trail from the entrance near... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Directors of the Department of Motor Vehicles and the District Department of Transportation are extending the public comment period for the Vision Zero Second Proposed Rulemaking to April 10, 2017. These proposed rules and regulations were a product of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Soon, three intersections along the far east end of W&OD Trail could become a lot safer. Arlington requested bids on work to provide safety improvements at the three intersections this winter and they expect to award those bids and begin... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The PEPCO/Exelon merger last year had quite a few sweeteners in it to try and garner support, and one of those was to allow for some trail building on some of their power line corridors, starting with a pilot project.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Sad news to report from the DC cycling world today: a pedestrian in downtown DC was fatally struck by a cyclist Thursday evening. Jane Bennett Clark of Takoma Park was hit in a crosswalk about 6:45 p.m. as she stepped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Back in November, there was a post about the 1st annual races of the Capital Bicycle Club, and I know you've all been waiting in anticipation to hear about the results, so here they are. About 5000 spectators (most of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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On my inaugural ride back on the bicycle after getting the cast off, I went to check out the Oxon Run Trail, which is currently being rebuilt, improved and expanded. Last time I went there, in late November, only the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Two projects are underway that will improve trails in the Rosslynn area, but first there will be some detours and inconvenience to deal with. The first project is part of the 2014 Mount Vernon Trail Safety Improvement Project. NPS will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Late last month, Maryland SHA updated the College Park City Council on projects within the city. Of particular note were a couple of projects on Route 1 and a redesign of the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Greenbelt Road.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
March 10, 2017 7:00 AM Metropolitan Branch Trail at 4th and S St NE. Stop by on the way to work for a free coffee, a high five, and a chat with fellow riders! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking feedback on the Anacostia Management Plan, a framework to manage the park's natural and cultural resources and shape how people experience and enjoy the park for the next 15-20 years. NPS looked at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are jointly offering four 12-week paid internships for Summer 2017. JOB OVERVIEW: The interns, known as the Anacostia River Trail Rangers, will be responsible for encouraging positive use... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County is accepting comments on the Washington Boulevard Bike, Pedestrian, Roadway Enhancements through Wednesday, March 8th. That project proposes instituting a road diet on Washington Boulevard between McKinley Road and Lee Highway, and (mostly) buffered bike lanes between Sycamore... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Technically, this 2011 Ralph Buehler study "Trends and Determinants of Cycling in the Washington, DC Region" is not "From the Archives" worthy, because it doesn't predate the blog, but I don't think I wrote about it in 2011 (I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
There are ~7 bicycle relevant laws working their way through the Maryland Congress right now. WABA has a write up on 5 on them. Legalizing HAWK signals in Maryland- SB 338 The right to bicycle through crosswalks – SB 337... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
(Here is my most recent post on this study) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its third and final public workshop in Ward 7 for the Far Southeast III Livability Study on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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South of Washington, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County are working on the Virginia Central Railway Trail, a multi-use trail that could someday stretch from Fredericksburg, VA to Orange, VA. Built on the right-of-way of the former narrow gauge Potomac, Fredericksburg and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Ourisman Honda is demolishing a large concrete wall that was constructed as part of its garage expansion near the Capital Crescent Trail in downtown Bethesda. Ourisman got permits for structures on the site back in 2015 and began work in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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At last week's kickoff meeting for the New York Avenue Streetscape and Trail Project, DDOT presented a vision of a bicycle and pedestrian network that would tie the Gallaudet, Ivy City, Langdon and Arboretum neighborhoods together. The potential bicycle route... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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"Wear Bloomers like mine and see if your log book does not record a proposal" said the Naughty Girl From an article in the October 25, 1896 Morning Times about the Boulevard Belle "She Carries a Record of her Daily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle