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Matt reports that there has been some signage changes on the Rock Creek Park Trail lately. NPS appears to have removed the majority of the stop signs on the southern portion of the Rock Creek trail and replaced them with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last year, Gov. Hogan announced plans to replace the Governor Harry W. Nice Bridge over the Potomac. The bridge between Charles County, MD and King County, VA is the only Potomac River Crossing downstream of the Wilson Bridge. It currently... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last week, the Census Bureau released its annual American Community Survey and for the 2nd year in a row bike commuting was down, and this time by a larger number. In 2016 data, bike commuting went down from 0.597% to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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It's been nearly 18 months since DDOT presented the preliminary design plans for the Metropolitan Branch Trail, and 9 since they issued an RFP for the design-build construction contract for the Fort Totten section (from John McCormack to Gallatin), but... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
The Arlington Master Transportation Plan Bicycle Element Working Group has updated their draft framework and made it available to the public. The primary changes from the last version are a fully written introduction, instead of a bullet list, different organization... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Montgomery County is almost done striping and marking the new Spring Street Cedar Street buffered/protected bike lane, which will connect the future Capital Crescent Trail to the future Silver Spring Green Trail (both of which will be completed as part... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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With the anniversary this week, it seems like an opportune time to talk about the September 11th National Memorial Trail, the trail - or network of trails that connect the three 9/11 crash sites. Naturally, it passes through the DC... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Image courtesy of Ben Bowman Back in 2014, the section of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail that passes under the 11th Street bridge (seen above) was closed in order to clean and remediate the site (aka Operable Unit (OU) 1). It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Virginia transportation leaders are claiming that moving the I-66 trail outside the noise barrier is putting the whole project at risk and that it would also require taking more property from adjacent land owners, but they haven't explained how either... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I've heard, but not seen photos of, that a large fence now blocks the Georgetown Branch Trail just west of Connecticut Avenue (but that you can still ride from Connecticut to Stewart Ave. Lyttonsville if you're willing to go around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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After ANC6C requested that DDOT perform a corridor study of K Street NE from North Capitol Street to Florida Avenue NE, they did just that are recently reported on the results. They are already performing a NoMa Bicycle Network Study,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
This, from an old article about the Purple Line is relevant to the I-66 Story Rebuilding the trail adjacent to a busway or light rail line "is like building a sidewalk along the Beltway," state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The comment period for the Cultural Landscape Report/Environmental Assessment and the Assessment of Effect efforts by the National Park Service for Theodore Roosevelt Island closes tomorrow and the scope of the project, as well as at least one specific item... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The new Needwood Bike Path in Rockville It was a tale of two trails yesterday in Montgomery County as one trail was closed for good and another was opened. As you may have heard, the Georgetown Branch Trail closed for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is considering a road diet for Alabama Avenue SE that might include bike lanes from MLK Avenue to the Maryland boundary at Southern Avenue and the final engagement meeting on that project is scheduled for the end of next... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
I'll be riding it at 2:30pm starting from the Bethesda Trail head (at the west end of the Air Rights Tunnel) if you would like to join me. Note: There is an 11th hour effort underway to postpone or scale... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
If you don't already know, I'm from Beaumont, TX the town that's lost its water supply and had to have its hospital evacuated due to Hurricane Harvey. My mom and sister and her family still live there as do many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is restarting the Southeast Boulevard Project's Environmental Assessment after putting it on hold in 2013 to address public concerns. The project aims to turn the east end of the old Southeast Freeway, the section from 11th Street SE to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Some people seem really upset that I've run some ads lately so I thought I would address them. The reason I've done so is to cover the cost of the blog and other efforts. It costs money to host and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Starting in early September, work will begin on Phase 2 of the W&OD Trail Safety Improvements and on the Custis Trail Safety Improvements project. The first one I've covered before. This project will provide safety improvements at three intersections along... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Posted Aug 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The Purple Line Project announced yesterday that the Georgetown Branch Trail will close on September 5th to allow for construction of the Purple Line and the Capital Crescent Trail. The extended Capital Crescent Trail that will run in the same... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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While travelling to and from the eclipse I pulled off the highway to ride two of southern Virginia's long rail trails, the New River Rail Trail on the way out and the Virginia Creeper Trail on the way back. For... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I missed it, but last weekend there was a block party on the newly paved section of Beach Drive that celebrated the end of Phase I and the beginning of Phase II (because every new beginning comes from some other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last month, a new bridge opened over the W&OD Trail in Leesburg, turning an at-grade crossing at Belmont Ridge Road into a grade-separated one. “For those on the trail, it’s one less interruption to their rides and runs.” The bridge... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle