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Earlier this year, M-NCPPC put the Little Paint Branch Trail extension project out for re-bid earlier this year. This project, for which design began in 2012, has been repeatedly delayed, in fact on M-NCPPC's website they still announce that work... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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If you've ridden the lower Four Mile Run Trail in the last 6 months, you've surely noticed the work going on there as part of the demonstration project for the Four Mile Run Restoration, primarily because of the detour. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The 200th Anniversary of the invention of the bicycle is coming up this June and against my better judgement, I'd like to plan SOMETHING for it. I have some very low-impact plans. If you are interested in being part off... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
From the Post A 27-year-old bicyclist has been charged with disobeying a traffic device after police said he fatally struck a woman who was trying to cross a street at Franklin Square in Northwest Washington. Zakkai Stanley Kauffman-Rogoff of Northwest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Ever since the 2005 Bicycle Master plan, there have been about 7 bike trail projects out there either making no progress (Rock Creek) or very slow progress (Met Branch) - as well as a couple others, like Watts Branch and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Some big announcements coming out of PG County. First of all Capital Bikeshare is expected to come to the northern and southern parts of the county as early as next spring. And it will expand into College Park in 2019... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County's first open house on the Washington Boulevard Bike, Pedestrian and Roadway Enhancements project, held in early March, resulted in an extensive list of comments, including the following concerns: Bicycle lane will be used as parking lane Bicycle lane... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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At a meeting of ANC 2E last week, the ANC unanimously voted to support plans to add a protected bike lane to Water Street between 34th and 30th streets NW, improved and expanded crosswalks, an improved system for tour bus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The Caperton Trail passes by an historic train station If you follow me on twitter, you might now that at the end of March I spent a week in Morgantown, WV. I didn't have a bike there and the only... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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After more than 2 decades, the WB&A trail has entered into its final phase, one that will connect the two pieces (and two counties) of the trail by crossing the Patuxent. The Prince George's section and the Anne Arundel section... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last night, VDOT presented a new design for the bridge over Route 29 after the original one was opposed by the East Falls Church Civic Association. Gone is the Truss design and in its place is a bridge with a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Let's just get it out there - there will be free beer. Join us for the release party of REI's first-ever collaboration beer, Rally Cry IPA. . We brewed this session IPA with our friends at Atlas Brew Works and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Work scheduled around the Capital Crescent Trail between Massachusetts Avenue and River Road Montgomery Parks staff will be reforesting several areas on the Capital Crescent Trail to improve water quality and habitat in the Little Falls Branch Stream Valley. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
This might be too late, but Bike Maryland issued an action alert last week. Your help is needed for one last push With just over a week left in the General Assembly Session, we have one last push HB 11... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Join staff at the community meeting to discuss the preliminary design for the Central Avenue Connector Trail (CACT) Phase 2, opportunities for future pedestrian improvements, pedestrian access and safety recommendations, Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., St. Margaret's Catholic Church... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The State Department has completed the update to the master plan for the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, and one thing they'd like to do is remove an existing 1,127-foot jogging/bike trail at the south... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The following post is a paid advertisement (or an April Fool's Day post, you decide) The Adventure Cyclist Association wants to know if you're ready for an adventure, and if you have what it takes. Why have a staycation when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The DC Council has been holding its annual oversight hearings for the District's departments, agencies, councils and other organizations, and WABA has been going to select meeting to testify. At the DPW oversight hearing they focused on parking in bike... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
An Opinion piece from the Washington Post. The police showed little interest in finding him. One officer chose to berate me, saying a bicycle is not a vehicle and therefore did not have a right to cross Connecticut at Leland.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last week, Foulger Pratt released renderings of a new building to be built on the west side of the Metropolitan Branch Trail at R Street, site of the trail's Z-curve. (Urbanturf identifies this as 327 S Street, but I think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The Earth Conservation Corps has organized a pair of Trail Maintenance days at Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm in Maryland. One was last Friday, but the other is this upcoming Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
In addition to "bicycle face" another hidden danger of bicycling identified in the 19th century appears to be "bicycle back" as noted in this June 30, 1880 blurb in the Evening Star Bicyclists will do well to meditate on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
What, you don't like free bagels and free T-shirts and the chance to win a free bike or meet the Secretary of Energy? (Ok, that last one is perhaps less appealing) Well Bike to Work Day registration is open and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Fairfax County is building a new levee in the Huntington neighborhood to reduce flooding, and an added amenity of the project are 4800 feet of new 8-foot wide multi-use trail from the existing trails near Arlington Terrace and Hunting Creek... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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From a recent announcement: Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is holding two, identical open houses for those who would like to learn more and provide input about transportation projects planned for the Clarksburg area. Attend either Tuesday, March 28... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at TheWashCycle