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The Sustainable DC Plan that Mayor Gray initiated back in 2011 to make the District into the healthiest, greenest, most livable city in the nation over the next 20 years has had several byproducts such as the Sustainable DC omnibus... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
The Dew Drop Inn, a tavern similar too and owned by the owners of Wonderland, plans to open in the space above the soon-to-close Chocolate City Brewery, right alongside the Met Branch Trail. The Post reports that In what appears... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT has been planning to convert the highway stub from 11th Street SE to Barney Circle with a "boulevard" that would include a bike path since before the 11th Street Bridge project began. And despite the reopening of an interim... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
By the end of the year We will remain open for our regular Growler Hours both Saturdays December, 20th and 27th, as well as a couple TBA weekday nights approaching New Years Eve. Our latest and sadly, last brew is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Late next year, DDOT plans to perform a complete reconstruction of the two blocks of Florida Avenue between U Street and Barry Place. In addition to pedestrian, stormwater, traffic signal and utility improvements, the project will add bike lanes. Depending... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT intends to rebuild one block of 15th Street from V Street to W Street, with a complete redesign of the 15th, W, New Hampshire and Florida intersection. This does not include extending the cycletrack up the hill to Euclid,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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As soon as next week, DDOT will award a contract to create Dedicated Bus/Bike lanes for a couple of blocks on Georgia Avenue between Florida Avenue and Barry Place. Like the old bus/bike lanes downtown these will be on the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Riverfront on the Anacostia project on the former Florida Rock site recently got a permit to build it's first building and the accompaning section of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (#18 on the map below) and they broke ground earlier... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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According to a poll done by Rails-to-Trails, a wide majority wants to increase or maintain the current level of funding for walking and biking paths, even a majority of Republicans. And when asked how each $100 of transportation funding should... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Comments were due last week, so that has come and gone, but WABA, the East Coast Greenway and Rails to Trails are all working to get a greenway trail built along any D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail corridor.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is beginnig construction of a new bike/pedestrian path over I-395 at Seminary Road this month. The new path will be on a separate bridge, with fencing and gently sloping ramps, making it easier and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT recently presented status updates on projects in Ward 7 and Ward 8, Below are some of the bike-relevant highlights not covered elsewhere: The status of the South Capital Street Trail is listed as "continuing preliminary/conceptual design". The Oxon Run... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is planning to build a bike/ped bridge over DC-295 that will connect the Mayfair neighborhood and proposed Parkside development to the west with the Minnesota Avenue Metrorail and Bus Transfer Stations, Downtown Ward 7, and the Deanwood Community to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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I just recently found a copy of DDOT's 2012 concept plan for the Southern Avenue SE/Winkle Doodle Branch Bridge Project (it was on the PG County Planning website of all places). This project is to cover the area along Southern... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at TheWashCycle
It was announced yesterday that REI would become the ground-floor tenant of the redeveloped Uline Arena. That would make them the second bicycle shop in northeast DC, if you count REI as a bicycle shop and you don't count the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Pulled up from the comments. This past week, Charles County acquired the abandoned Popes Creek Railroad corridor in Faulkner, MD (and several adjacent properties).This exciting purchase will allow for the future development of the County's second rail trail. Eventually, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Maryland's SHA announced 54 recipients of $1.4 million in grants to fund Recreational Trails Program (RTP) projects across the State. Other than a few statewide programs, there were only two in the DC area. The Folly Branch Connector Trail (FBCT),... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at TheWashCycle
On November 28th, DDOT adopted changes to bicycle parking rules at residential buildings which promptly* went into effect that day. These regulations were first called for by Tommy Wells' Bicycle Commuter and Parking Expansion Act of 2007, made possible by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Someday the South Shore Trail will be a 14.4 mile trail connectiong the WB&A Trail with the B&A Trail. Someday was originally to be 2002 or even as early as 1999. But it has been stuck at 0.84 miles for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at TheWashCycle