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Work on the long delayed $8.5 million Phase V of the Jones Falls Trail in Baltimore is currently underway. The section will extend the trail north from Clyburn to the Mt. Washington light rail station, crossing a 400-foot-long bridge built... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has moved from the House to the Senate, and so last week Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released the “Chairman’s Mark” to the Senate’s version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This much-anticipated amendment... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Department of Defense has submitted an updated Pentagon Master Plan to the National Capitol Planning Commission for their approval. The new master plan is intended to improve security, enhance the quality of life for employees, and address accommodations for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
In late June, cyclist Burgess Johnson was struck by a Camaro while going to the store. The driver of the Camaro reportedly got out of the car after the crash, assessed the situation and then drove away. Three weeks later... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Prince George's County planning board has approved a 440-unit transit-oriented apartment complex on a parking lot just south and east of the College Park Metro Station. That project will also build a parklet and add amenities for cyclists. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Join the Capital Trails Coalition on November 16 for the fourth annual Trails Symposium! We'll learn about and discuss the progress of the Coalition's second year, dig into current trail development topics, and look forward to the year ahead. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The city of Falls Church is rebuilding the Van Buren Bridge over Four Mile Run in Benjamin Banneker Park. A spur of the W&OD Trail connects to Van Buren just south of the bridge and a repair was needed here.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service and Georgetown leaders have been working on a plan to change the C&O Canal from a sleepy back yard to a front yard show piece. The goal is to restore, revitalize and reimagine the 1 mile... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Sorry while I get a little off-topic. After the 2000 election in Florida, I read a ton about how the recount shook out. One thing was that Katherine Graham at first said that they would figure out the intent of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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A Baltimore developer is planning to develop an old rail yard on the waterfront and the plan is to make it bike friendly. Sagamore Development, a private real estate firm owned by billionaire Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, has proposed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Did you hear that dockless bikeshare came to the DC area? It's true. About 3 months ago. There are five companies - MoBike, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo and Jump DC. Some of them operate in Montgomery County and DC. Arlington and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Virginia is electing members of the House of Delegates, 3 statewide offices including Governor and Lt. Governor, school board members and some local offices as well. Whatever your party or policies, it's important for everyone to go to the polls.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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In August, Mayor Bowser presented the final design for the new Frederick Douglass Bridge, on which work is expected to begin by the end of this year (or so they say) and complete in 2021. It is one part of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
For Virginia voters considering their delegate choices... From 2011: One Virginia Delegate wants to redirect state money from bike sharing. "Del. Jim LeMunyon, R-Fairfax, proposed shifting some of money set aside for bike-sharing programs to projects he argues would do... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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While not the final configuration, the gap in the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail* is no more and cyclists can now bike from one end (Franklins in Hyattsville) to the other (the 7-11 in College Park). The gates were removed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
On October 31, 2017, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) issued the Potomac Construction Company a Notice to Proceed for the design-build construction of the next phase of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The new trail will connect the existing trail... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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WABA's 2017 Cider Ride is this Saturday and if you're not there you'll miss it (by definition, that's true). A crisp morning. A colorful palette of leaves. The Cider Ride is a celebration of the beautiful cycling available in our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County is updating their Master Transportation Plan, and The Arlington Master Transportation Plan Bicycle Element Working Group conducted a survey to aid them in their work (I don't think the cover photo is of Arlington BTW). The participants in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I recently went on a bike ride around southwest DC with Concilmember Charles Allen, his staff, WABA staff and other local citizens and one of the subjects to come up was the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Currently the west bank trail... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Calvert County is in the process of acquiring very small parts of the abandoned (and never completed) Baltimore and Drum Point railroad ROW for the construction of a trail. Because the ROW was never completed, and ownership has been transferred... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Richard Chittick and James Walton, a married couple from DC, were killed Oct. 21 after being struck by an SUV in Dewey. The driver was hospitalized, but has since been released. Police say the driver of a Chevy Suburban blacked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Back in early August, the portion of the Four Mile Run Trail that was closed for stream restoration was reopened, though the ribbon cutting for it came later and the construction wasn't declared complete until the end of September. This... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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For some time now, residents have been pushing DDOT to make Grant and Sherman Circles safer. After several planning documents were created and a field test performed this past June, DDOT presented a design in July which it started to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I've gotten alerts that a couple of Maryland trails were threatened by other projects, but I'm happy to say that it appears one of those is no longer an issue. The one that is no longer an issue involved construction... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last month, the Rails-to-Trails Coalition presented to the Capital Trails Coalition a map of all the existing and proposed trails that meet the criteria to be included in the Capital Trails Network. Capital Trails Network This is not a map... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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