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Last year, Alexandria started updating its Environmental Action Plan. The Environmental Action Plan is the City's blueprint for creating a thriving, sustainable community. In June 2009, the City adopted the comprehensive Environmental Action Plan 2030, aimed at achieving the vision... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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A task force convened by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was tasked with recommending solutions to the severe traffic congestion problems in Manhattan’s CBD and identify sources of revenue to fix the ailing subway system. I mean, OK. But this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
House Bill 285, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Schools Act, has unanimously passed both the house and the senate in Maryland, and (I think) is only awaiting signature from the Governor. The bill would require the Department of Transportation... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
At a Arlington County Board meeting late last year, "Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks), said his organization is mulling ways to separate those on foot from those on two wheels." That's a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last November, DC amended the FY 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and it puts a lot of work of interest to cyclists into 2019. One of the most important changes to cyclists is that the bulk of funding for construction... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The proposed Edgemont II project will develop the land immediately adjacent to the Edgemont at Bethesda Metro apartments located at the corner of Edgemoor Lane and Woodmont Avenue. The Project proposes to redevelop the Property with up to 301,193 total... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Shortly after I wrote about this project in January, Arlington County had a public workshop about the Army Navy Drive Complete Streets project. Some more material from that meeting is now available. Nothing official has changed about the concept so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In 1896 a group of cyclists in DC that included the League of American Wheelman and the United Wheelman of the District of Columbia met with two of the district's three commissioners to discuss a list of regulatory changes they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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DC could begin demolition of Barry Farm any day now, in fact they're already a little behind schedule, and once they're done rebuilding it, the new Barry Farm could be the most bike-friendly neighborhood in Ward 8. This is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at TheWashCycle
DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has partnered with LimeBike for an exciting and unique series of FITDC bike rides through a few parks East of the River in Washington, D.C. with #BiketheDistrict: Petals & Pedals. The next ride... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at TheWashCycle
Join the National Park Service for healthy outdoor fun on National Park Rx Day! When: Saturday, April 28 2018, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Fort Circle Parks - 5161 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017 Food and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at TheWashCycle
As frequent readers here are aware, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that congress passed late last year made bicycle commuter benefits taxable, but the benefit isn't dead yet, and it could get better. It's not all dead, because employers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The South Shore trail is a proposed 14 mile rail trail that will link the B&A Trail, the WB&A Trail and the Annapolis Colonial Maritime Trail. One short section (Phase Va)has already been built from Annapolis Plaza to Anne Arundel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In December, Arlington County adopted a framework plan for Banneker Park which includes changes to both the Four Mile Run and W&OD Trails. (last post here) In the short term the trails will be resurfaced and widened. The width of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Metro has applied for a permit to raze the streetcar bridge over Foundry Branch. DDOT is interested in using the bridge as part of a trail that would follow some portion of the streetcar ROW between the Palisades and Georgetown,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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At the January meeting of COG's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee there was a presentation on the Regional Highway Safety Targets which could be viewed as a starting point for regional goal setting on safety. Because the region involves 3 state... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Things are starting to come together for the WB&A Trail. Late last year it was announced that Maryland has granted $4.7 million towards a long-awaited bridge across the Patuxent, finally linking the Anne Arundel section of the trail with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Since I last wrote about the Arlington County Public Spaces Master Plan, the Preliminary Draft was made public and received public comments (It may have been out before my post, but it was close). Not much changed in the way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at TheWashCycle
The rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge received funding late last year with major construction to start in the fall of 2018. The new bridge will not, however, have protected bike lanes as WABA advocated for back in 2016. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Back in November, Mike Goodno of DDOT went to the ANC6B transportation committee to discuss the possibility of bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Mr. Mike Goodno, DDOT Bicycle Program Specialist, told the Committee that adding bike lanes to Pennsylvania... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at TheWashCycle
The East Coast Greenway Foundation designated 40 additional miles of trail in 2017, including a 1.9 mile section of the Cross County Trail near the old Lorton Prison in Fairfax County. The East Coast Greenway passes right through DC and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In January, Pepco and Montgomery County Parks broke ground on a new 6-mile long trail from the Muddy Branch Stream Valley to the South Germantown Recreational Park, home of the Maryland SoccerPlex. The trail, and a 13 mile paved trail... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Since 2015, Virginia and Fairfax County have been studying Richmond Highway and how to make multimodal improvements to it. In November of 2017, Fairfax County planning staff assessed and refined the recommendations of the 2015 Alternatives Analysis for the corridor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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This isn't really news, since they had the ribbon cutting and a 5K last month, but the improved and expanded Oxon Run Trails are now complete and open. The new trail is wider with a smoother and repaired surface. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Trail officials are are seeking a $5 million grant under PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program to rehabilitate the 1/3mile long Safe Harbor Trestle in Safe Harbor, PA which will then close a gap on a 63 mile greenway - one that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at TheWashCycle