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The Alexandria BPAC will be hosting a discussion of Alexandria Safe and Complete Streets from 7 to 9 PM at the Durant Recreation Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria. At it, Alexandria’s Traffic Safety Officers will provide discuss crash reporting issues,... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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According to a recent press release: The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced $20,395,834 in grants to support improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across the state. The money comes from federal Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Programs... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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The Klingle Valley Trail opened after a long and contentious battle last summer, but in September they noticed it was already showing some erosion issues and the trail had to be closed for the bulk of a day while they... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Interested in how to improve conditions for bicyclists in our neighborhoods of upper NW DC? If so, we'd like to invite you to join the Ward 3 Bicycle Advocates (W3BA). We intend to be a grassroots group whose membership will... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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It looks like Montgomery Parks, The Montgomery Parks Foundation and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) are making one last fundraising pitch before starting work on the River Road Park (previously known as the Capital Crescent Trail Plaza).... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In the later part of the year, I've seen or received two reports about bicycle crashes and the police reporting/response to them that are similarly troubling. The first was sent to me about a crash on the MVT in which... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In September, the nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), presented new renderings of the 11th Street Bridge Park, which show some changes to the project, This new design was presented to the National Capital Planning Commission for approval in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Last month. the New York Times ran an article encouraging helmet use by cyclists that was unfortunate in both its tone and the facts it relied upon. On tone, the conclusion, which health writer Jane E. Brody decides to start... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The planning board recently approved the $8.5 million purchase of a 0.4 acre lot along the future Capital Crescent Trail for the creation of a the "Capital Crescent Civic Green" - a new park at the Bethesda trailhead. This occurred... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Back in September, the DC Council's Transportation & the Environment Committee held a hearing on the Transportation Benefit Equity Amendment Act of 2017. this bill requires certain employers to provide alternate transit benefits (such as access to a commuter highway... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Shortly after my last post on the subject, VDOT released an updated design for the I-66 trail. The new design reduces the part that is inside the sound barrier from ~5 miles to 3 miles and it makes some other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County presented the Final Draft Design of South Park at Potomac Yards, a small rectangle of land on the north side of Four Mile Run between Route 1 and Potomac Avenue, formerly known as Land Bank F. The Four... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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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 Nov 21, 2017 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 Nov 20, 2017 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 Nov 17, 2017 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 Nov 16, 2017 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