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The Washington Post recently reported that PG County is finally offering bike racks that other local transit agencies added over a decade ago. They are the last major transit bus system in the region to make this change. Prince George’s... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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VDOT is making plans to transform I-66 outside the Beltway, and as part of that they're considering extending the Custis Trail to Gainsville. As WABA notes The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently unveiled concept plans for an extension of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
With a grant from Dominion Power a new bridge will improve access and linkage of the Chestnut Grove Connector Trail with other established park trails and facilities. Reston residents will celebrate the completion of the Chestnut Grove Trail Bridge with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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I'm a little behind on this, but in case you missed it, the Tour de Fat is on Saturday. This is the first Tour de Fat, which occurs in 10 cities, of the year. Each stop kicks off with a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
I'm not as up on my Northern Virginia geography as perhaps I should be, but several of the bike lane projects VDOT has scheduled for 2015 are in the DC-area. Those that stand out to me are: a bike lane/climbing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
In a Wall Street Journal article entitled "Taxing for highways, paying for bike lanes" The Highway Trust Fund now pays for a plethora of projects that have little to do with highways. According to a 2013 analysis by the Heritage... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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From the comments of GreaterGreaterWashington London has a cooler trailer design that allows them to fold down the side, roll the bikes directly off of the trailer, rather than dragging them sideways through the back. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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From East of the River An avid cyclist, Tolson can be seen every day using Capitol Bikeshare around the neighborhood. “I've been riding all my life,” he said. “I started at nine years old, when I was delivering papers.” In... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The League of American Bicyclists released their annual Bicycle Friendly States rankings last week and Maryland and Virginia both did well, ranking 10th and 13th respectively. But for Maryland this represented a drop, from 7th in 2014; while Virginia managed... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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This has been discussed here before, but, since the claim that drivers pay for the roads and cyclists don't is so pervasive, it's worth repeating: cyclists more than pay for their fair share of the road. This is backed up... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Construction on Phase 6 of the hiking and biking trail project — a 5-mile stretch running south from Route 236 (Thompson Corner Road) and linking two existing sections of the trail — began in March and is expected to be... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting tonight from 7-9pm to take questions and comments on proposed changes to the East Capitol Street and Benning Road intersection in Ward 7. The intersection of East Capitol Street,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Bike to work day was a success it appears. The weather was on the good side. There was a record number of registrations (17,500), up 4% from last year. And I got a free CaBi bike light which the twins... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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A few years ago, Capital Bikeshare tried a "Reverse Riders Rewards" program that rewarded CaBi members for moving bikes from “typically full” stations to “typically empty” stations during the weekday morning rush hours as a way to supplement their normal... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
For National Bike Month, Red Bull sent me a free CaBi three-day pass code. Since I'm already a member, I can't really become a convert, but if you've been bikeshare curious, this is your chance. Leave a message in the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The National Capital Planning Commission developed a federal Urban Design Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital. The proposed Element will establish new policies and combine existing policies about design and physical character into a unified section. The... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at TheWashCycle
On the off chance that someone doesn't know already. Beginning todeay, CaBi will be providing weekday Corral Service at two downtown stations from 7am to 11am at the following locations: 21st St & Eye St NW in Foggy Bottom 13th... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at TheWashCycle
From WABA The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will begin construction on the first section of the Met Branch Trail (MBT) in downtown Silver Spring this year. From the video WABA links to, it appears that Phase I is... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Advisory Committee will hold its sixth meeting on Thursday, May 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. This meeting will be held at Cora Kelly Center, Multipurpose Room, 25 West Reed Avenue. This... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Pulled up from the comments Before he knew it, Cooke said a dump truck began tailgating the group of nearly two dozen officers. The driver was beeping his horn, Cooke said, and eventually worked the truck in between the officers... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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GGW reports that Alexandria's planning staff is officially recommending Alternative B as the preferred alternative for the proposed Potomac Yard infill Metro station. Because the station will require about 7000 square feet of NPS land and impact a scenic easement,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has proposed, a $13.1 million initiative to build 40 miles of bike trails connecting major population and commercial centers, but previous efforts have lacked for follow-through. The most visible project is a $3.3 million... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington has released a new Draft Sector Plan for Rosslyn, and among other things it recommends adding more bike-share stations, more "dedicated bike lanes and bike routes offering priority access to the regional trail system", protected bike lanes and new... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle