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The NoMa BID presented a vision of an improved Metropolitan Branch Trail a couple of weeks ago, but that wasn't just limited to new and improved trail connections. 8th Street Bike Facility One of the more interesting ideas was the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In addition to the new trail connections proposed by the NoMa BID during the recent MBT Safety and Trail Access meeting, there were also suggestions to improve existing connections. Enhanced Connections Monroe Street: At Monroe street, they propose improving the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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At the recent NoMa BID-sponsored Metropolitan Branch Trail Safety and Trail Access meeting the BID presented nearly two-dozen ideas for ways to improve the MBT. The MBT has always seemed somewhat diminished compared to the concept originally proposed by WABA... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last night, a cyclist riding on Ritchie Highway in Capital Heights was struck by two street-racing vehicles. The cyclist later died. Drivers left the scene and police are searching for them. Police believe that racing cars may have led to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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To add to this morning's post, here's the presentation from this week's meeting. Not much added from a technical standpoint, but more about the process and the problems with the current interchange. Also, here's a map of all the road... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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As noted earlier, the project team for the Boundary Channel Drive Interchange Project had a meeting last night to get input on the alternatives. Below are the three concepts showing what the design might look like. A thick orange line... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at TheWashCycle
I get - and delete - a lot of publicity emails, but this one actually stood out It’s an epic race that last took place 25 years ago, and now it has returned to take on a new group of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Via GGW This will be on Georgia Ave between Barry Place and Florida Avenue. The lanes, unlike the downtown lanes on 7th and 9th, will be painted red to discourage drivers from using it, but Bikes and taxis will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at TheWashCycle
It's not an official city app, but it does generate some data on back parkers which a wise DOT would utilize. The aggressive app, available in Google and Apple versions, “allows civilians to report selfish or illegal parking and dangerous... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Alexandria's Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES), Transportation Planning Division will hold a project public meeting on the King Street, Callahan Drive & Russell Road Intersection Safety project on Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Durant Center,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at TheWashCycle
A cyclist with the Platypus team, at the start of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Though I mentioned that the 41st Street "Bicycle Boulevard" had been installed back in April, I hadn't looked at the design of that facility until the brouhaha over the Jennifer Street one cropped up. Here's a link to a schematic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Virginia is 8th most strict and Maryland is 47th. According to Wallet Hub. DC has no minimum jail sentence for a 1st offense, and is only one of only six states without a minimum for a 1st or 2nd. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at TheWashCycle
By Jonathan Krall As misleading helmet-promoting “research” continues to appear, and to be promptly debunked[1], the possibility that helmets may yet have some benefit for our most vulnerable population, children, seems to be going unexplored. 2014 was a rough year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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I got a chance to try Positive Energy juices recently. Positive Energy’s new line of juice-based beverages is infused with green coffee beans straight off the branch – before the roasting process burns off any beneficial ingredients. Each low-cal 10oz... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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These are on bike racks at the NoMa Metro station Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Arlington County is hosting a meeting on the Boundary Channel Drive Interchange Project on Tuesday June 23rd at 6:30pm. In addition to replacing the I-395/Boundary Channel Drive Interchange, this trail will complete the current dead-end Mount Vernon Trail spur, built... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Protected Bike lane (or cycletrack) would connect the one on 1st St NE with the one on Pennsylvania Avenue. The two-way cycle track ANC 6C formally requested last night would be on Louisiana Avenue, between Columbus Circle NE and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Sad event A bicyclist who was seriously injured while riding on the WO&D Trail last week died Monday, June 15. William S. Dudgeon, of Ashburn, was 55. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, he was traveling on his bike... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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On Thursday, June 18th, the NoMa bid is sponsoriing a meeting to discuss parks in the NoMa area. The meeting will be at the Courtyard by Marriot at 1325 Second Street, NE from 6:30 to 8:30 and you can register... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Carlin Springs Connector Trail was voted down tonight by the Arlington County Board. Saying they believed it was unnecessary, the County Board today voted 4 to 1 to deny a permit sought by the County to build a Connector... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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The second public meeting of the C Street NE Multimodal Corridor Study will be held at Mount Moriah Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Open house begins at 6:00, followed by a presentation at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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If the Netherlands were a U.S. census tract, if would be #5 on the list of US census tracts as ranked by bike commuting (it would also probably surprise the Dutch). Looking at census tracts, instead of cities, it turns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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