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DDOT will be hosting the 4th and final public meeting for the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study from 6-8pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Columbia Heights Education Center, 3101 16th Street. In prior meetings, they have presented existing conditions,... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at TheWashCycle
On September 17th at 7:00am cyclists will gather at Prince George's County Community College in Largo for the 6th Annual Ride for Natasha. The ride will start at the parking lot by the pool. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
On my recent vacation we went to Disney World for a few days. At our "resort" they had bicycle rentals, but you could only ride them around the resort itself. And the same is true of other resorts. The parks... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last week I rode Capital Bikeshare to National Airport, and while it was not as good as it could be, it still worked for me. The plan was to get everything to the airport with our car, drive the car... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
DDOT is proposing the extension of the bike lanes on New Jersey Ave SE. Currently they run one block form D to E, but DDOT wants to extend them under the SE Freeway to I Street where they would connect... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
The National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington wants to update their Master Plan so that they can expand and enhance 6 buildings, add a new parking structure and improve some of the security features (most importantly the fence). GSA... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
This month, VDOT kicked off the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Project, which will involve adding tolls to that section of I-66 Work crews will install eight overhead toll-collecting gantries and about 125 signs on I-66 and local roads approaching... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at TheWashCycle
I'm a little late to the party on this, but back in late June, Metro reopened the pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Green Line that was knocked down by a construction crane back in April of 2015. Work on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In DC every bike lane that is painted is a bike lane, no different than any other, but in Arlington that's not necessarily true. In DC a bike lane is defined by DC Regulations (DCMR 24-3399) a portion of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Ride every state named street and avenue in the District. 60ish miles of big hills, new friends, and falling in love with your city. Ride date: Septemer 10th, 2016. Registration opens: August 10th, 2016 at high noon. You can read... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In 1993, newly elected president Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore put together a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). The year before that, then-president George H. W. Bush had signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which committed the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Before he was the most unusual presidential candidate in US history, Donald Trump was the sponsor of what was intended to be the American version of the Tour de France. Dreamed up by future entertainment tonight co-host John Tesh, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Last year, the FRA released the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement on their plan to upgrade and invest in the Northeast railroad corridor between Boston and Washington, DC. There's not much in it about biking, just a nod that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Just when I thought the Purple Line project had finally cleared every hurdle, it has suffered a serious setback thanks to a court ruling yesterday. This matters to cyclists, because the project will also extend the Capital Crescent Trail from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Yeah, it was a month ago, but I'm just now getting to it. Bicycle Space opened a new store (no, it's not the poor, original nomadic store hitchhiking to another location, looking for a refuge while Lonely Man plays in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Since the death of Oscar Mauricio Gutierrez Osorio of Silver Spring in the Matthew Henson Trail crossing of Viers Mill Road, which came less than a year after a similar fatal crash in the same place, activist have been encouraging... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Behold, the all-powerful bike lobby MRP Realty, the developer who built the Elevation building on the triangle between New York Ave, Florida Avenue and the Met Branch Trail (MBT) recently went to the zoning commission with new designs for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Back in 1992, some cyclists started a petition to keep Arlington National Cemetery open for bike commuters until 6pm in the winter (The cemetery still closes at 5pm from October to March, but 7pm for the rest of the year,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Update: Since publishing this it has been pointed out to me that this is actually in Brentwood/North Brentwood. I've updated it and I apologize. I recently had an opportunity to ride the Levee Trail in Mt. Rainier, Brentwood, MD and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In May, the US Army proposed new rules on the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries, which includes Arlington National Cemetery. Currently, Arlington Cemetery allows limited access to bicycles in an eastbound (downhill) direction only. Identification... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has drafted a revision to the Park Rules and Regulations that govern parks in Montgomery and Prince George's County. Since so many multi-use trails in suburban Maryland pass through N-NCPPC parks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' (MWCOG) Transportation Planning Board (TPB) recently announced its funding recommendations for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for suburban Maryland. Only two are bicycle projects and only one of those is in the close in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at TheWashCycle
This thing that wouldn't work is a success so let's stop wasting money on it. Our old friend anti-bike activist Kathryn Papp of Alexandria is at it again [You may remember her from such popular opinions as "all bikes should... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at TheWashCycle
For a little over a year now, the Montgomery County Planning Department has been working on an update to the County's Bicycle Master Plan. The plan will focus on developing a high-quality / low-stress bicycle network, bringing bicycle recommendations in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In response to last week's letter, a cyclist wrote the paper to say that though bike bells were the custom in London, they have been opposed here, because they might cause confusion. Making statements that you might hear today, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at TheWashCycle