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Reducing Crime One Trail at a Time Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 Time: 10:00am-11:30am Pacific (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern) Price: Free for members / $55 for nonmembers CEUs: $20 fee (purchase here or add it to your online order) Register here: http://americantrails.org/resources/safety/webinar-reducing-crime-one-trail-at-a-time.html... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at TheWashCycle
From the Baseline Report – The State of Bicycling in Arlington In September, 1967, Arlington County constructed its first bicycle facility, a paved multi-use trail along about three miles of the Four Mile Run stream valley Development of this ever-enlarging... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
I've been using Spotcycle since CaBi came on line, but last week I downloaded the CaBi app. I'm probably not using all the features it presents because, y'know, I'm in my 40's, but I do like being able to see... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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A couple of stories about the Palisades Trail have popped up this week: DDOT has started the Palisades Trail Project Over ArizonaAvenue, NW study and the Post wrote an article about the decaying Foundry Branch Trestle and the effort to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Montgomery County isn't the only county in the area updating their Bicycle Master Plan, Arlington is getting in on the fun too. The current Master Transportation Plan Bicycle Element was adopted in July 2008. While many of the goals and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Take the free pledge to go car free for a day at www.CarFreeMetroDC.org. Telework, bicycle, walk, take transit or carpool/vanpool (car-lite). WHEN: Friday, September 22, 2017 – Take the online pledge now! WHERE: Washington D.C., Suburban MD, and Northern Virginia.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Advocates in Washington County are attempting to resurrect what is arguably the best remaining rail trail opportunity in the state of Maryland. The Civil War Railroad Trail would run for 23 miles from the C&O Canal Towpath at Weverton (near... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Capital Bikeshare is an important piece of DC's transportation system, and one that is found in every ward in DC, but we've made it harder for high school students to use it to get to and from school than we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Cities across the U.S. are building more, and higher-quality bike lane networks - resulting in more riders, and increased safety for those taking to two wheels on our cities' streets. However, this increasingly-popular mode for getting around is not equally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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By Jeff Lemieux Greenbelt is putting the finishing touches on a great new bike trail that connects Cherrywood Lane, a key bike route that goes past the Greenbelt Metro station, with Branchville Ave, which is the main access road to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Paul Basken's Washington Post article (and his follow up here) calling for a ban on e-bikes on multi-use trails continues a conversation that cyclists have been having for some time now about what is and isn't a bike and who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Signs along the Capital Crescent Trail make clear both that "motorized vehicles" are not allowed, and that the trail is is backed by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. By Paul Basken In the days since writing an article for the Post on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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With a goal to raise critical funds for lymphoma research and benefit patients living with this blood cancer, the Research Ride has raised more than $4.5 million to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation's (LRF) mission and to make a significant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
I wasn't paying attention to this, but at the end of June the Delaware Senate passed a bill, previously passed by the House, that would make the Idaho stop legal at certain stop signs in Delware. The bill does much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The National Desert Storm Memorial appears to be on track for a 2021 opening and though a location hasn't been chosen yet, both stated options are next to trails. The National Park Service hosted meetings last month about two proposed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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During last week's 16th Street Bus Lane Design Phase public meeting they made it clear that, for now, they're planning to let bikes use the bus lane. So will taxis and emergency vehicles. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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First the backstory. The Ourisman Honda dealership located along the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda began a construction project last year that included a new garage. The disagreement over the garage dates from last year, when a resident filed a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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It's been nearly 30 years since WABA began working to preserve the rail ROW that would become the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Despite numerous delays, large sections of the trail have been built and are opened. Below is a look at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington is updating its Public Spaces Master Plan, which covers all their trail planning and they're taking comments through August 11th. Trails are one of eight high level policy statements that form the framework for ongoing and future actions, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
It's summer in Arlington and all you want to do is get wet and eat ice cream! Kidical Mass is here to help. For the third year, we're going to ride from a sprayground to ice cream: we'll meet at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is holding another meeting on the 16th Street NW Bus Lane Project tomorrow night and this may be a project cyclists want to follow. The design visuals of the 16th Street corridor were promised this past spring, but I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo is leaving for a job at the engineering firm Louis Berger. In an interview Tuesday night, Dormsjo said he informed Bowser of his decision last week, and though she tried to talk him out of it,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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As you probably know, Oregon passed a bicycle tax that will go into effect in the near future. Oregon state legislature voted to slap a $15 surcharge on the purchase of bicycles that cost $200 or more. This is not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, reintroduced the Bikeshare Transit Act last month. This bipartisan legislation supports local bikeshare programs by helping communities access federal funds for bikeshare facilities and equipment.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle