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For those who fear their bike is too quiet. The SpokesterTM bicycle noisemaker was invented to improve on the decades ­old idea of attaching baseball cards to a bicycle to simulate a motorcycle sound. The goal was to develop a... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at TheWashCycle
From Bike Arlignton We're looking for local biking all-stars to help encourage and educate folks attending the Arlington County Fair. AND this year there is a parade. And who doesn't love a bike parade? It's an amazing opportunity for us... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Join WABA for an afternoon of Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt on the Anacostia River seeking hidden treasure, forgotten islands, ancient ruins, and natural wonder. You and your team will compete for prizes in this family friendly treasure hunt... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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I believe this is at the south end of the Wharf development between M and P Streets SW along the Washington Channel of the Potomac.The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail will use the Promenade in the front and a trail currently is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will institute full-lane closures on First Street, NE, between Massachusetts Avenue and G Street, NE, in Ward 6 on Friday, July 31, from 7 pm to 5 am the next day. Closures will also... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
DC should really replicate this new Chicago policy: The reforms, expected to be introduced at Wednesday's City Council meeting, would allow developers to benefit from transit-oriented development incentives if they build within 1,360 feet of a transit station, up from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Getting from L'Enfant Promenade and Banneker Circle/Park to the SW Waterfront by bike currently involves riding down L'Enfant Plaza to 9th Street and then crossing Maine; or using the sidewalk to get to the intersection of 9th and Maine. It's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
In San Francisco, the Wiggle is a route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park. In response to a comment by a SFPD captain vowing a crackdown on cyclists running stop signs, cyclists plan to protest. The bike coalition opposes... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The DDOT representative to the Bicycle Advisory Council recently announced that DDOT was working with the Architect of the Capitol and the ANC to extend the soon-to-be-completed protected bike lane (PBL) on 1st Street NE from Union Station to the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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I apologize for the late notice, but there is a meeting tonight about the planned design and construction of a hard surface trail connection between the Capital Crescent Trail and the Little Falls Trail near the Bethesda Pool. The objective... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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I recently took a ride on the completed, and not-so-completed parts of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail's Kenilworth section - Benning Road to Maryland. I didn't ride all of it, as some of it is not open (and I may have... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Earlier this month, the Montgomery County Council passed an act to authorize the county to plan, design and construct the County's remaining section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail by 2018. According to a document from February, phase II (as seen... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently killed Baltimore's red line transit project, and in this case Baltimore transit users loss is (to a very small extent) Washington-area cyclists gain. The governor announced $2B worth of highway projects, some of which have... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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By Jeff P. The White Flint Mall is being demolished. In the process they have closed - for how long we do not know yet - hopefully not long - the north/upper entrance to White Flint Community Park, located just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at TheWashCycle
By Jonathon Krall - crossposted from Alexandria News Based on the latest report from the League of American Bicyclists, distracted driving is now endemic, so much so that the entire conversation about bicycles and cars on the roads may need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Last night, while riding home, I was involved in an incident that I wasn't sure how to interpret, but I then found out that at nearly the same time, at almost the exact same location, one of my neighbors was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Along with several other locations along the Mt. Vernon Trail. Via NBC4 Arlington County recently approved the addition of eight stations, bringing the number of stations from along the parkway from one to nine. Federal funds the county received will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The TPB initiated the Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program in November 2006 to provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions as they deal with the challenges of integrating land-use and transportation planning at the community level. The TPB’s FY 2016 Work Program... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at TheWashCycle
At a recent DC Bicycle Advisory Council Safety Committee meeting, Helaina Roisman, GWU Hospital’s Outreach Coordinator for Trauma Services and Injury Prevention informed the committee that all DC hospitals are required to collect trauma and injury data (Which I suppose... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that it is holding 10 public events spanning all eight wards to kick-off public engagement for Vision Zero, an initiative to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries to users of the District’s transportation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at TheWashCycle
This is one of the cooler kickstarters I've been sent. This helmet actually could save lives (mostly because of the lights). The brake light is especially cool. But I like the turn signals and the USB chargeable battery too. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at TheWashCycle
It's become an unfotunate trend on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but it seems there has been another rash of teen-on-cyclist crime lately. Just before noon on Monday, two men attempted to push a woman off her bike and when she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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On Saturday, July 25, at 10 am come join Alexandria Kidical Mass for a ride along the Holmes Run Trail and a stop by the Bicentennial Tree. Meet up at 10 am at Cameron Run Regional Park for this 4-mile... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
At a recent meeting with the Bicycle Advisory Council's Safety and Education committee chair, Jennifer Halperin, DDOT’s bicycle safety education specialist announced that DCPS, in a partnership with DDOT, will be introducing universal bicycle safety education for 2nd graders. DDOT... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Gainsville Interchange was completed recently and, though a small part of the project, it includes a 10-foot wide shared use path along part of Route 29. It's unfortunate that they didn't find a way to extend the path along... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle