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Members: We have an update about the recent key shortage & a first look at our new member key! http://t.co/UjjCuj6alW — Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare) July 24, 2014 Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
District of Columbia Department of General Services has issued an RFP for a new Marvin Gaye Recreation Center. The Project includes demolition of the existing one story structure and the construction of a new structure of approximately 15,000 GSF to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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This is one of the original bike lanes installed in 1980. It's on 6th SE and it's the only left that only has the diamond Marking on it. But the one on 4th has the diamond marking along with the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
From today's post Bicycle crashes rose too. While the pedestrian crashes were split almost equally by gender and were distributed across the city, bicyclists involved in accidents were disproportionately male — roughly 77 percent, a figure that was consistent across... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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NPS and MCDOT are going to reroute 800 feet of the MacArthur Avenue Trail onto the Cabin John Trolley right of way near Glen Echo Park, part of which will go over an old trolley bridge over Minnehaha Creek. Work... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Photo by John This was installed last week at M Street near the Metro station. I've heard varying reports that other pumps, including the one at College Park Metro and another one in NoMa, have fallen apart and so it... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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At the beginning of the month (aka pre-Milloy), Cathy Lanier was a guest on Ask the Chief and she spent quite a bit of time discussing bikes after a caller, who claimed he'd twice been struck by cyclists, asked what... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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To follow up on last week's posts on the Metropolitan Branch Trail's L Street ramp, below are some images from the conceptual rendering of the ramp for which there are two different schemes. These are not final engineering designs or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
After Courtland Milloy's piece about how cyclists are worse than biker gangs and like terrorists, the Post called for a ceasfire in the war between cyclists and drivers. At the time I thought it odd, since there was only one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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When work started on the New York Avenue Metro station, property owners in the immediate area made contributions to that project. One of the contributions they made was of an easement for the Metrorail line and another for the Metropolitan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at TheWashCycle
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved funding this week for nine technical assistance projects that will promote access to transit, support better pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and foster transit-oriented development throughout the region. Of these, 7 include... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at TheWashCycle
This has the possibility to be a real destination trail The partially built Three Notch Trail has its state permits in place and is ready to forge through Mechanicsville later this year. When the newest 5 miles of hiking and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at TheWashCycle
The Post reports that drivers are still parking in bike lanes, for those who had not noticed. The number of tickets issued for stopping or standing in a bike lane has skyrocketed in the District over the past four years.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Anacostia Waterfront announced that work will begin on the piece of the trail along Hayes/Jay Street NE next week. On or about Monday, July 21, 2014, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will start building portions of the Anacostia Riverwalk... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Wouldn’t it be nice to ride the Met Branch Trail straight down to L Street (no more stairs!) and on to the trail at 2nd Street on or the new cycletrack on 1st Street, as was originally envisioned in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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A Kidical Arlington and Kidical Alexandria group ride It's time to explore and expand and to welcome Kidical Mass Alexandria to the family biking party! Our next ride with be joint with our neighbors to the South, on their inaugural... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at TheWashCycle
When Capital Bikeshare launched back in 2010, the kiosks came with space for advertising. For a long time, there were no ads in these spaces because DC had sold exclusive rights to public advertising to Clear Channel in 2005. Once... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Many have noted that Total VMT has flattened over the last 7 years and that VMT per capita has dropped over the last 10+ years. Generally people think that this shows that we're moving away from a car-oriented society as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Colbert King comes to the defense of Courtland Milloy, arguing that the problem is not what Milloy wrote, but that all cyclists are humorless. I suppose there is something about frequent exposure to bicycle grease that changes our brains so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Ugh. I wish I had pushed back on this harder in January. Aaron Wiener wrote an article then entitled "DC has 72 miles of bike lane and Ward 8 has zero." But the headline was wrong; which he basically conceded... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at TheWashCycle
At last week's Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting, DDOT announced that they had a meeting planned with USPS on how to stop parking in bike lanes and cycletracks and that they were planning more outreach to UPS and FedEx on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Not much of a surprise A 2014 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, “The Societal Costs and Benefits of Commuter Bicycling: Simulating the Effects of Specific Policies Using System Dynamics Modeling,” looks at four options for increasing cycling in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle