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Saturday night, a cyclist was killed on H Street NE after his bike wheel got caught in the gap between the streetcar rail and the pavement. After it got stuck, he fell into the path of a charter bus. Malik... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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Last year, Alexandria updated the Small Area Plan (SAP) for Old Town North. While there are several parts of the plan that are intended to improve cycling in the area, one of the most exciting is parts is the plan... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In 2016, DC opened an important part of the Anacostia Trail from Benning Road to the Maryland side of New York Avenue. But that was only phase 1 of that section. Phase 2 will build a trail along the river... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The National Capital Planning Commission is working on a review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Campus Master Plan for its 579-acre headquarters campus located in Gaithersburg, MD. The master plan provides a framework for the future... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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This is from the Washington Evening Star on August 28, 1875 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, "an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer" released their annual report on highway safety laws. It doesn't mention cycling or walking... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Alexandria is planning to revise the intersection of King Street, Callahan Drive, and Russell Road - located at the foot of the George Washington Masonic Temple with the goal of making the intersection safer, improving pedestrian movements, providing space for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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As many readers may have noticed in their rides or on social media, the District is chipping away at its list of bike lane projects. Here is a partial list of what they're planning or doing this year. They've already... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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There are more than a few sentences in this 1983 article on the reckless disregard of cyclists and the way the poor law-abiding motorists must sit in their cars, clutching their pearls and saying "oh my" as they watch them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Though the comment period has come and gone, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is working on a new version of the policies for the Parks & Open Space Element Update of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital, one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The Montgomery Council Council voted to delay the expansion of the Montrose parkway and to defer adding two lanes to Goshen Road South in Gaithersburg until after 2024 to free up money for transit, pedestrian and bicycle projects. The Montrose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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This isn't really news anymore, but I don't think I've mentioned it. Last December, VDOT wrapped up work on the trail portion of the Washington Boulevard Bridge rehabilitation over Route 27 by the Pentagon. It replaced a narrow sidewalk with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Back in April, developers of the Georgetown Heating Plant - located just across the canal from the C&O tow path and across Rock Creek from the trail - presented their designs to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). While HPRB... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at TheWashCycle
Volunteers from The Bike House, Gearin' Up Bicycles, Phoenix Bikes, and Velocity Coop will provide free bike repair services outside of the Anacostia Library on Saturday, June 9 and June 23 at noon. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In March, DDOT announced that they were close to starting work on the $12 million Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail and Pedestrian Bridge Project that will rehabilitate 4.1 miles of trail, including a new bridge, and build another 1.1 miles... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Following their 6th and final work session, the Montgomery County Planning Board voted to transmit the Planning Board Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan to the County Council and County Executive. That will get a council public hearing on July... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Last fall, I wrote about the multi-use paths that will be built as part of the Transform 66 project. I wrote about the sound barriers in most recent design and about some of the places where the design comes up... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at TheWashCycle
The following is a paid advertisement Citi Bike has pretty much been a revelation for New York City since its launch in 2013. With a birthday party set to light up Prospect Park on May 27, it represents a major... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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On Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, the City of Alexandria will close a portion of the Four Mile Run Trail for crack repairs. This work was originally slated for May 16 and 17, but was rescheduled due to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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E-bikes are starting to hit the streets in DC in much larger numbers; not just as part of dockless bikeshare, but personally owned bikes too. And with Uber's recent purchase of Jump, it's reasonable to expect the number to increase... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The Historic Preservation Review Board unanimously rejected WAMAT's application to raze the Foundry Branch Trestle. Next step is for WMATA to appeal to the Mayor. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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I know that it's lazy to knock down anything but the best counter-arguments to your beliefs, and so at first glance this letter to the editor calling cyclists the "worst" might not fit the bill. But sadly, as weak as... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Last month Metro applied for a permit to raze the streetcar bridge over Foundry Branch. DDOT is interested in using the bridge as part of a trail that would follow some portion of the streetcar ROW between the Palisades and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The Jack Markell Trail, an 8 mile long bike trail in Delaware between the Wilmington Riverfront and old New Castle is scheduled to open in June with a ceremony celebrating it on July 14th. The trail will be part of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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As mentioned a couple of months ago, Maryland is planning on knocking down the Talbot Avenue bridge as part of the construction of the Purple Line. Shortly after that last post was written, MTA committed to preserving part. The Maryland... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at TheWashCycle