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I've mostly quit posting photos of cars parked in the bike lane, because it's not really news any more, but someone sent me this photo of a laundry vehicle in front of Soul Cycle that was stopping at Soul Cycle.... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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It may not look like it, but work could complete by November. At which point this will become a bike/ped bridge. Last seen here. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Despite the bankruptcy of the bikeshare provider, CaBi keeps expanding. Last week Alexandria added 8 stations in the Del Ray and Carlyle neighborhoods, doubling the size of the system within Alexandria. The new stations are located at: Eisenhower Avenue &... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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I was in Bethesda much of the weekend for a wedding and I saw that the County has installed quite a few new wayfinding signs, most of which seem to be geared toward directing cyclists towards bikeshare stations. That's great.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
Janessa Graves, the author of the bikeshare helmet study showing that the percentage of injuries that were head injuries for cyclists went up in bikeshare cities, responded to criticism of the study. That criticism focused on the fact that the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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There have been quite a few changes on the government side of bike policy in the DC area First, Heather Deutsch, the District's Trails Program Coordinator, left DDOT back in May. I don't believe that position has been filled yet.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Lest we forget that cyclists can behave badly too. Yesterday I was testing a Fly6 camera during the Bike Rack group ride. We were close to Military Rd on Beach Dr, when a random cyclist decided to cut in between... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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From a press release: Universal Sports Network will present George Hincapie: The Loyal Lieutenant, an exclusive, in-depth personal interview with former professional cyclist George Hincapie, this Friday, August 22, at 8 p.m. ET and PT. In the one-hour special, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at TheWashCycle
A couple of weeks ago, Courtland Milloy went on a bike ride with Veronica Davis as a follow up to his much-criticized column about cyclists. And he wrote a column about the ride in which he continues to complain about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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There was a hit and run crash between a car and a cyclist last week and a witness got a partial license plate for the vehicle. please be on the lookout for a silver/grey SUV with a MD State “War... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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I'm in the middle of my 53rd viewing of Frozen (this one, not this one) and it occured to me that the bicycle that makes a cameo during "Do you want to build a snowman" is by far the most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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By Jeff Lemieux and Veronica Davis Installation of bike infrastructure on the east side of the DC Metropolitan region has lagged for various reasons. However, advocates in Prince George’s County, MD and the District of Columbia have identified a key... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Celebrate with millions worldwide by going Car Free or “Car-Lite” onMonday, September 22nd -- The Commuter Connections Car Free Day website www.carfreemetrodc.org is now live and commuters, residents, and students can take a pledge today to show support for reduced... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Washington Regional Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement Seminar Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Date: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Place: COG Board Room, Third Floor, 777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20002 Goals:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at TheWashCycle
The US-Africa leaders Summit is going on right now in DC, and while the local media is doing much to alert drivers about how that impacts their commute, there has been less help for cyclists. This article in the Washington... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Back in March, there was a post here about work having started on the Hyattsville-Riverdale Park section of the Prince Georges Trolley Trail. I recently noticed that that work was completed and I took a ride on it. Here's what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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From a LOC press release The Library of Congress on Aug. 8 will present a special display of materials from the Library’s collections on the history, technology and sociology of the bicycle. "Pedaling Through History: A Look at Cycling Collections... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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At Rocky Run Park in Arlington Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at TheWashCycle
One of the great things about living in this little urban-village-county that we call Arlington is that it has its own County Fair, complete with rides, funnel cakes, and agricultural competitions. And biking really is the best way to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Richard Layman found an old issue of the Washington Star from 1972 about a 23-year old bike-commuting stewardess flight attendant and her tribulations in trying to bike to National Airport. There are so many interesting things in this article. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Whitney Decesaris, the driver who hit and killed Trish Cunningham on Riva Road just south of Annapolis had one of her four traffic citations waived, for the odd reason that her driving was actually worse than what she was cited... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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The Mid City East small area plan was recently completed and it includes a few specific bicycle facility improvements. The Mid City East Small Area Plan providesa framework for conservation, development, sustainability and connectivity in Mid City East, a mosaic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at TheWashCycle
See, bicycles can find you love. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at TheWashCycle