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The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s (NVRPA) recently commissioned a feasibility study of widening the W&OD Trail or adding a parallel trail to it because of high use at peak times. A future trail could look like the one below:... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at TheWashCycle
Actually, Montgomery County is extending hours on trails, but doing so makes it easier to bike commute on trails without breaking the law. Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will issue updated M-NCPPC Park... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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The Susquehanna River Bridge was recently given a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) The federally-funded engineering and environmental study, released May 31, identifies Selected Alternative 9A for the new alignment; replacing the existing two-track single bridge with two bridges... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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One of the most contentious battles in the war on cars comes to its final conclusion this Saturday when, in a resounding victory for the all-powerful bike lobby, the Klingle Valley Trail opens. There will be a ribbon cutting on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In a recent letter to the editor Chuck Sullivan of Bethesda argues that because the Capitol Crescent Trail (CCT) is great, we don't need to build the Purple Line - or something. First he points out that biking in the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Prince George's County recently completed the 30% Design for Phase I - The Addison Road Project portion of the Central Avenue Connector Trail, and had a meeting to present it to the public, Phase 1 (Implementation) consists of a one-mile... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
Perhaps one of the most shocking and tragic stories of cyclist road rage is the October 8, 1997 involving driver Joy Estrella Mariano Enriquez and cyclist Alejandro Jose Grant. As the Post wrote during the trial Seconds after a motorist... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
Writing about the costs and benefits of regulations, Megan McArdle (who is, or at least was, a bike commuter) tries to make an analogy with driving and speed. It may sound heartless to discuss life-saving measures as a calculation. But... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Kemp Mill Urban Park, just off the Sligo Creek Trail, was recently renovated. In the original plans there was no bicycle infrastructure at all, but when it went to bid there was a requirement for bike parking in two... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Pennsylvania's designated portion of US Bike Route 50, was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), last month meaning that it now extends 538 miles from DC all the way to the Indiana/Illinois state line,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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There was a workshop last night on Georgetown's C&O Canal revitalization project. The NPS and Georgetown Heritage, with support from the D.C. Office of Planning and the Georgetown BID, are undertaking a plan/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA), and will work with the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
VDOT continues to host meetings on the I-66 Outside the Beltway project, which will include 22 miles of parallel trail, tonight and tomorrow. While it is great that they're adding this trail, FABB notes quite accurately that it could be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Citibike suffered it's first bike fatality ever yesterday. The bicyclist, Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn, was riding on 26th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood around 8:15 a.m. when he swerved to go around a parked van,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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In addition to being the 50th anniversary of the Loving decision, today is also the 200th birthday of the bicycle. We know that from the journal of the bicycle's inventor Karl Drais. Below is a translation of his journal entry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last month, both the Montgomery County Council and the Planning Board approved the new Sector Plan for Downtown Bethesda. The bicycle portion is largely the same for cyclists, adding ~4.5 miles of bike lane along with separated bike lanes, shared... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT will be presenting an update on the 90% designs for Maryland Avenue NE at the July 19th ANC 6A transportation committee meeting. The Maryland Avenue redesign will put Maryland on a road diet and add bike lanes. . The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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VDOT is hosting 3 meetings on the Outside the Beltway project this month. Information will be provided on the current project status and schedule, concept plans, and upcoming activities in the I-66 corridor. Technical staff will be on hand to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Montgomery County is updating their bike plan, which I have blogged about before, and they held their first meeting on the preliminary plan tonight in Silver Spring, with the next on Thursday in Bethesda. I didn't go, but I'm assuming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The District completed their Rail Plan last month. The purpose of the Rail Plan "is to provide an actionable and pragmatic roadmap for future rail investment and policies in the District." Included in this is an inventory of current and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host an open house to present lighting alternatives, based on input received during a planning workshop held on April 5, 2017 and a public meeting held on May 2, 2017 for the W&OD... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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We're still about 8 months away from the start of Capital Bikeshare in Prince George's County, but that doesn't mean it's a quite time for bikesharing in the Maryland suburbs. In early July, bikesharing will come to downtown Columbia, MD... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT intends to make some changes to 39th Street, Jenifer Street and Ingomar Street near Reno Road, NW to deal with the tricky intersection of 39th and Reno. There are trees and a crest that block sight lines making turns... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Time to weigh in on a survey The City of Alexandria is seeking public input on existing challenges to safely moving around city streets, in order to develop an action plan to achieve “Vision Zero.” The goal of the plan... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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After many years of waiting for funding and designs, it looks like key sections of the South Shore Trail in Anne Arundel county could be constructed over the next few years, with work on one section starting this fall. The... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at TheWashCycle