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This is good news Like all Maryland toll facilities, the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge between Perryville and Havre de Grace has long prohibited cyclists. State officials said they were responding to bicyclists’ complaints that their lack of access to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
DDOT hosted the first meeting of the Crosstown Multimodal Traffic Study earlier this week. The presentation and boards are all available at the project website. There's not much in the way of breathtaking images or data here, beyond some existing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
The sketch plan for the Apex Building/Purple Line Station site has been completed and county staff are recommending that it be approved on Thursday, which will allow for development of the preliminary plan. This plan includes some details and ideas... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last summer, the Arlington Division of Transportation began to study N. Pershing Drive between N. Barton and N. Piedmont Streets in order to develop a preliminary concept plan for the Pershing Drive Complete Streets Project, which they have since developed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
On Saturday, DDOT held a 2nd meeting on the Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lane Study in which they offered a formal no-build option and had a more controlled meeting than the last. I missed the first half, which consisted of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Michael Sargent with the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal has a post about Capital Bikeshare arguing that the program's big losses show why government shouldn't fund "bikeshares." Allow me to respond. Before we even get into it, can I point out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Now that almost all the snow is gone, here's this from a bike commuter in Fairfax County. This is snow removal in Fairfax County. Scoop the snow up from a parking space and put over here in this unused space...problem... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at TheWashCycle
NACTO, which released the influential Urban Bikeway Design Guide a few years ago, has now completed a Transit Street Design Guide. It's not out yet, but you can pre-order them. Developed over the past year through the work of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Montgomery County is hosting a public meeting about proposed separated bike lanes on Spring and Cedar Streets in Silver Spring tomorrow night (7-9pm, Silver Spring Civic Center, Ellsworth Room, 1 Veterans Place). The facility will connect the future Capital Crescent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Yesterday, the Montgomery County Planning Board held hearings on the Draft Life Sciences Center Bicycle Network Proposal and the Life Sciences Center (LSC) Loop Trail The Life Sciences Center Bicycle Network Proposal would create a low-stress bicycling network that circulates... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Oh look, it's a major bike commuter route in #bikedc. #MVT #visionzeroFAIL — Lizbon Gravity (@lizbon) January 26, 2016 My scoutmaster liked to tell the story of Col. George A. Taylor, the U.S. Army officer who arrived on Omaha... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Again. The story is here. In the 22-page opinion written by Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr., the Court of Appeals said Bhatt’s fence case “hints at plenty of potential trouble” for the Purple Line and the recreational trail. The court... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Populous, the architecture firm that is designing the new DC United Stadium in near Southwest, posted three new renderings of the stadium to their website and submitted several others with their PUD. On them are visible several bike facilities called... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Jurisdictions throughout Virginia submitted transportation projects for funding under House Bill 2 and three of those submitted from the Northern Virginia area were bicycle/pedestrian projects. All three scored well and have been recommended for funding. The analysis scored transportation plans... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Below Dear DC Bicyclists and Pedestrians, Clearing bicycle facilities in the blizzard proved to be a challenge due to the conditions and the amount of snow. On Saturday there was too much snow for the special equipment to move the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Montgomery County planners are working on the White Flint 2 Sector Plan. The White Flint 2 Plan aims to fill in the gaps between the areas covered by the 2010 White Flint Sector Plan, Twinbrook Sector Plan and the pending... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Lego bikeshare is snowed in! #snowzilla #lego #bikeshare — John David (@twentytwo) January 23, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Last summer, WABA submitted a paper to Mayor Bowser about how better crash data can help achieve the goals of Vision Zero (or perhaps are critical to that goal). We recommend that the District take the following actions, discussed in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at TheWashCycle
DDOT announced the time and place for the next meeting of the Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lanes study. It will be Saturday, February 6th from noon to 4pm at the KIPP DC WILL Academy-Auditorium. The study considered four alternatives which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Scheduled for next week at the L'Enfant Plaza Club Room (oh, a club....) The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to express their views on the possible replacement of the Long Bridge (an existing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
This past summer as part of the Vision Zero process, DDOT carried out a series of site visits at five intersections noteworthy for the high number of crashes that occur at them. Collectively, these five intersections were the locations of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
DDOT recently commissioned a feasibility study for the Anacostia Riverwalk Gateway Trail Segment that would connect the Fort Lincoln area to PG County's Anacostia Trail (and thus DC's Anacostia Riverwalk Trail) via the New York Avenue bridge and they determined... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
WABA’s Action Committee for Arlington County is working on a more Bike Friendly Ballston, and in October they announced their first project towards that, making Quincy Street a welcoming entrance into a more walkable, bikeable Ballston. The existing Quincy Street... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
From this article Other comments were more pleas to take into account some of the new realities of transportation. Philadelphia has a growing bike culture, and Bob Previdi, policy coordinator for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, asked that cyclists’... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
One of the actions called for in the 2-year moveDC Action plan was a study of "long-term investments needed to serve and connect the growing activity centers of Adams Morgan/Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, the Washington Hospital Center/McMillan Sand Filtration Site,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle