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FABB and VBF have a good run down.(See the VBF website for the full report.) Perhaps most bikey is HB 2023 Highway maintenance payments; bicycle lanes. The bill to not reduce highway maintenance payments to municipalities that have implemented road... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at TheWashCycle
From February 4, 1913 Unfortunately, I don't know what job they're talking about. I'll note that other publications at the time called Wilson "the first bicycling President." Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Here's a recent photo of the work to remove the sound wall that diverted the Trolley Trail at Campus Drive in College Park and to extend the trail to the crosswalk. Blogging has been a bit light this week because... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
In addition to reducing congestion, bike-sharing can cause a modest reduction in the demand for parking. A recent working paper on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) by Konstantinos Pelechrinis at University of Pittsburgh and Beibei Li and Sean Qian at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Back in July, 2015 a report that bike sharing didn't do much for congestion or air quality made some headlines on some more wonky media. But the authors own conclusions undermined that reporting Ricci found that bike-share users don’t bike... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
Recently, the Matthew Henson Trail has been in the news - mostly due to two fatalities on the trail crossing of Viers Mill Road, but the trail has been in the spotlight before in it's extremely long history. The idea... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Photo by Jeff L. Following several fatal crashes at Montgomery and Prince George's County trail crossings, the counties and SHA have been making some changes in hopes of making the crossings safer. At Viers Mill (Matthew Henson Trail) engineers added... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Hey, there's another election in Virginia next week. It's a special election to fill 3 empty seats created by the 2016 general election. While they're outside of my usual coverage area, I know some people from other parts of Virginia,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Public Justice has a blog post on the new Capital Bikeshare user agreement and its inclusion of a forced arbitration clause and class action ban. Capital Bikeshare’s new “User Agreement” forces users to give up their right to go to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
In April, 2015 a new Maryland law was passed that required the State Highway Administration to act within one year on local designations of Bicycle-Pedestrian Priority Areas (BiPPA). BiPPAs had existed prior to 2015, but not much progress had been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
DDOT continues to make (and report) progress on the Klingle Valley Trail. This fall they completed all concrete placements of the gravity retaining wall on the east end of the project and installed 52 light pole foundations for the trail... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Welcome to 2017, the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Montgomery County has been working on a bicycle sidepath along Needwood road for several years now, and Phase I is nearing completion, with paving underway for the segment of bike path east of Beach drive. When complete, Phase I will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at TheWashCycle
For some years now, the intersection of Doom - where the Custis Trail meets Lee Highway and North Lynn Street - has been a lot like the weather, everyone talks about it, but no one does anything. But all of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at TheWashCycle
It was 1 year ago today that Frank Towers was struck and killed crossing Viers Mill Road in the crosswalk of the Matthew Henson Trail. Since then, flashing yellow lights have been installed, another cyclist died at the site in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In July, Montgomery County completed a new draft sector plan for Downtown Bethesda, and next month there will be a meeting to discuss the Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure recommendations from that plan. The meeting will be from 7 to 8:30... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at TheWashCycle
From a December 24, 1922 paper comes this article on the history of Christmas in the White House, which includes reference to early cycling in the White House itself by the sons of James Garfield. And this photo of Archie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Two months ago, cyclist Ned Gaylin was killed while crossing Little Falls Parkway on the Capital Crescent Trail, which prompted a safety review of the crossing (and a weird press conference/enforcement blitz by the police). Next month, as a result... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Webinar Title: Moving Forward in 2017: Active Transportation in the New Congress and Trump Administration Webinar Date/Time: January 5th, 2017 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific Register Here About this Webinar Join America Walks and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on January 5, 2017... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Martin DiCaro has a report on the Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lane project through Shaw, the one that has been the source of national and international news, and unfortunately, the news is of further delay. After another round of public... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Georgetown University has been working on a new Campus Plan since 2012. In includes plans for dealing with an increased student population, by adding student housing and new facilities while improving neighborhood life and expanding the Medstar GU hospital. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The meeting information and agenda for Bike Hack Night VII is below Bike Hack Night is a show & tell of bicycle-related apps, data visualizations, and gadgets. We are thrilled to be hosted by TRB, the annual conference put on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
From an October 1982 copy of the DC Gazette *Don't get all "crash not accident" on me, I'm just quoting the thing Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Back in October (remember then?) Montgomery county completed two separated bike lanes, one on Nebel Street in White Flint and another on Glenbrook Road in Bethesda. The lanes on Nebel Street were completed first. The half-mile stretch includes 6-foot-wide bike... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
As part of a repaving program, bike lanes and sharrows will be added to Cameron and Prince Streets (and Duke and Royal) in Old Town Alexandria. The corridors, which are about 75% bike lanes and 25% sharrowed lanes, will connect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle