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Having installed it's first ever protected bike lane on Woodglen Avenue late last year, Montgomery County has continued to propose other locations for such facilities, including those that replace or connect to the Capital Crescent Trail. In October of 2014,... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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The frame and wheels have a permanent reflector coating on them. This is a photo with flash. It's normally dark green. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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They pushed the sidewalk out midblock and put bike parking in. On Valencia street in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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According to a construction update from earlier this month. Installation of the Hiker/Biker trail sub-base is complete. The installation of the retaining wall along the Northern property line will be completed by the end of April. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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I'm getting this out a few days late, but on Monday the MoCo Planning Department held a kick-off meeting for the update to the Bicycle Master Plan. Planners will work from April 2015 until July 1, 2015 on developing a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
From the Gazette The Greater Olney Civic Association passed a resolution at its April 14 meeting recommending the inclusion of the Bowie Mill Road bike lanes in the county’s Capital Improvement Plan. The construction of a bidirectional bikeway on either... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
In 2013, Montgomery County issues Ajay Bhatt, a vocal critic of the Purple Line, a citation for replacing a fence that was 14 feet beyond his property line. Bhatt fought the citation and in January a lower court judge sided... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
From a 2003 study we find evidence that automobile insurance has moral hazard costs, leading to an increase in traffic fatalities. We also find that reductions in accident liability produced by no-fault liability laws have led to an increase in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
By Jonathon Krall Last summer, Kidical Mass Alexandria[1] held its first bicycle ride, encouraging families to take to streets and bike paths for fun, transportation, and exercise. The national Safe Routes to School program and the upcoming Bike to School... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
A bridge over the Metro and MARC rail tracks that serves as a connection for Berwyn Road in Berwyn Heights (map) was damaged by a Metro contractor with an entire center span knocked down rendering the bridge unusable for the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Bad News HB 588/SB 547 - Update to the Three Foot Passing Law: Our attempt to have the three foot passing law apply on all Maryland roads failed this session. We were trying to remove an exception that made it... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
It's Spring! It's Spring! Time to ditch those winter coats, those dark, dark mornings, those heavy gloves. And it's time to ride bikes. The weather has been gorgeous, and this Saturday promises to continue the trend. Kidical Mass Arlington will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Frequently we talk here about bicycling insurance and where to find it, and I was recently sent some promotional information about Bikeinsure. For $199/year you get three kinds of insurance coverage (up to $45,000) for expenses stemming from accidents while... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
From the CaBi unionization effort: As Capital Bikeshare passes the mid-point of its 4th year of operation; institutes its first-ever rate hike and witnesses significant changes in the company that manages the system, we (CaBi members, employees and concerned community... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Transportation Planning Board recently did a study on underutilized Metro/MARC/VRE stations in the DC area to see if they could be modified to make them more accessible by cyclists and pedestrians. By underutilized they mean stations that are serving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at TheWashCycle
What: Tour de Cure is a challenging cycling event that allows both the avid and recreational cyclist to raise money for diabetes research, advocacy, and information programs. 1,600 cyclists in the national capital area participate as part of a team... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at TheWashCycle
In keeping with a now annual Cherry Blossom tradition, Capital Bikeshare set a new single day record on Saturday - 17.286 trips in a single day. In 2013, CaBi set a record of 11,368 trips during the CBF and then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Many of the City Paper's "Best of" categories had to do with biking this year. Here's a brief run down of them: Best Bike Lane - L Street Cycletrack Best Bike Trail - Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Best Bike Shop -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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According to a recent study of New York City bike-car crashes, bicyclists on roads with bike lanes who were riding outside the lane had lower likelihood of severe injuries (OR, 0.40, 95% CI 0.16 to 0.99) compared with bicyclists riding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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In census data recently reported on here, the lack of a bike was listed as the 4th most common reason why DC area residents didn't bike commute. Now Pure City Cycles is doing something about it - they're giving away... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at TheWashCycle