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Back in June, DC hosted its 2nd meeting on the District of Columbia State Rail Plan. The material from that meeting includes a draft list of rail infrastructure projects, which is interesting on its own, but a few projects are... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at TheWashCycle
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is hosting a round table discussion tonight on “How New Federal Funds Can Help Residents Bike and Walk with Less Risk and More Pleasure” The roundtable will hear from local bike and pedestrian leaders and D.C.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Two major trails will be officially connected next Monday, better tying the District to Prince George's County and breaking through a very bike-hostile area. For more than a decade, the District has been slowly building the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (ARWT),... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
In a recent briefing memo Arlington county staff reported that for the 6th year in a row, Capital Bikeshare usage in the county continues to grow. Admittedly that is with more bikes and more stations in each year. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
As reported on Thursday, the Montgomery County Police Department held a press conference on bicycle and pedestrian safety. Unfortunately the whole thing was tone deaf, ignored the real issues with last week's fatal crash and safety in general and (as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
A cyclist was struck and killed overnight in Prince George's County. Not much is known beyond that at this time. In fact, it appears that everything known about it comes from two PG County police tweets. Fatal crash on Kenilworth... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
With this week's death at the Capital Crescent Trail's Crosswalk, today's From the Archives, featuring a 1999 interview with then WABA executive director Ellen Jones (now Director of Infrastructure & Sustainability at the DowntownDC BID) is somewhat timely. Arlington: My... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
This video, about the Metropolitan Branch Trail, produced by the newly formed Capitol Trails Coalition, makes me say "Oh, I want one of those in my city." And then I remember that I already do. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Two big things are going on today, the opening of REI along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in DC and the start of Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County. The Capital Bikeshare program will provide residents and visitors short-term, on-demand access to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
Yesterday the Montgomery County Police announced that they would host an event on bicycle and pedestrian safety. The day before - according to NBC - that they stated that, in this week's fatal crash on the Capital Crescent Trail, "they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Last year, the Arlington Action Committee, with support from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, launched a campaign called Bike Friendly Ballston to try to get Arlington County to install a protected bike lane (also called a cycletrack) to connect the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Ned Gaylin, an 81 year old, retired clinical psychologist and University of Maryland professor, was struck while crossing Little Falls Parkway on his recumbent bicycle. He was struck in the marked crosswalk of the Capital Crescent Trail. There have been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Back in August this site reported that the Transform 66 project, which (among other things) will widen 4 miles of I-66 eastbound from the Dulles Connector Road to Ballston, would not impact either the Custis or W&OD trails. It now... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle
When the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project in SE is complete in 2018, the new streetscape will include a bike path on the south side. Below is an animation of what it will look like. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Arlington County is planning a rebuild of the Boundary Channel Drive, Interstate 395 and Long Bridge Drive interchange, which is located just east of the Pentagon. This rebuild will include shared use paths along both sides of Boundary Channel Drive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
It's been 7 years since Phase I of the Washington Boulevard Trail started, and while it has seemed like construction on Phase II has been just around the corner for almost as long, this time it appears to be really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Arlington has been building and designing bicycle boulevards parallel to Columbia Pike since 2004 for . Running along 9th and 12th the idea has been to leave the Pike for automobiles and transit, while enticing cyclists away with better options.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Barracks Row has been home to a bicycle shop for at least a couple of decades. At the start of the year, it had two. But soon it will have none. Capitol Hill Bikes' owner, Denise, announced she's retiring and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In 1971, there was, it seems, a surge in bicycle thefts in Washington, DC with nearly 2,000 bicycles stolen. As a response, the police department began a bait bike program to try to break up the "ring" of bike thefts.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Arlington County is planning to start work a protected bike lane on Wilson Boulevard from N. Courthouse Road to N. Oak Road some time before the end of the year. Parking spaces along Wilson Blvd. will be shifted and rearranged... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at TheWashCycle
DDOT is going to host three “pop-up style” public engagement events on Thursday, October 20, 2016 to view and provide feedback on draft alternatives for the Downtown West Transportation Planning Study. The rain date is Thursday, October 27. As last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The NoMa Parks Foundation is having a Community Conversation focused on NoMa Green on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Hyatt Place Hotel at 33 New York Avenue - along the Metropolitan Branch Trail. This meeting will focus on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
NPS is proposing a new multi-use trail (or a "multi-use biker trail" as NPS calls it) in the Blue Plains area of DC and Maryland that will connect the existing trail through Oxon Hill Farm National Park to Shepherd Parkway... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The final report for the Rock Creek East II Livability Study is out and it recommends traffic calming as well as an expanded bicycle network to address safety issues and discontinuity in the existing bicycle facilities. But adding bicycle lanes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The recently started Beach Drive project will result in a better Rock Creek Park Trail, and though sections of Beach Drive will be closed for long periods of time, the trail should (mostly) stay open. DDOT advises: The trail will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at TheWashCycle