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Update: Since publishing this it has been pointed out to me that this is actually in Brentwood/North Brentwood. I've updated it and I apologize. I recently had an opportunity to ride the Levee Trail in Mt. Rainier, Brentwood, MD and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
In May, the US Army proposed new rules on the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries, which includes Arlington National Cemetery. Currently, Arlington Cemetery allows limited access to bicycles in an eastbound (downhill) direction only. Identification... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has drafted a revision to the Park Rules and Regulations that govern parks in Montgomery and Prince George's County. Since so many multi-use trails in suburban Maryland pass through N-NCPPC parks... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' (MWCOG) Transportation Planning Board (TPB) recently announced its funding recommendations for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for suburban Maryland. Only two are bicycle projects and only one of those is in the close in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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This thing that wouldn't work is a success so let's stop wasting money on it. Our old friend anti-bike activist Kathryn Papp of Alexandria is at it again [You may remember her from such popular opinions as "all bikes should... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
For a little over a year now, the Montgomery County Planning Department has been working on an update to the County's Bicycle Master Plan. The plan will focus on developing a high-quality / low-stress bicycle network, bringing bicycle recommendations in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In response to last week's letter, a cyclist wrote the paper to say that though bike bells were the custom in London, they have been opposed here, because they might cause confusion. Making statements that you might hear today, the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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It's uncanny how much this post at greatergreaterwashington matched the post I started to write for yesterday, but didn't finish because I ran out of time. Anyway, no need to rehash it here. But I will mention something else from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at TheWashCycle
So Allen didn't show up to the Maryland Ave NE road diet meeting, because he and his wife decided to have a baby instead or some sort of excuse like that, but Mayor Bowser and DDOT Director Dormsjo did. There... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is going to update the relevant ANCs on the 30% designs for the Maryland Avenue NE road diet tonight at the NE Branch library from 7:30 to 9:30pm and Mayro Bowser and Councilmember Allen are expected to attend. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Yesterday I reported that a 2nd cyclist was killed at the Matthew Henson Trail crossing of Viers Mill Road, that the driver in the last incident was charged with "Passing a vehicle stopped for pedestrian at crosswalk" and acquitted. Pulling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Someone went for a ride on the still incomplete - and very much closed - Kenilworth section of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (ART). They shared the following photos and some comments on them. The Kenilworth section is arguably the most... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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A little more than 6 months after Frank Lawrence Towers was killed riding his bike across Viers Mill Road on the Matthew Henson Trail, another cyclist - 31-year old-Oscar Mauricio Gutierrez Osorio of Silver Spring - has met the same... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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This letter to the editor from June 16, 1879 is interesting for several reasons. First of all, the writer is suggesting that bicycle be equipped with some sort of bell (if only such a thing existed) but a bell like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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WABA Action Committee for Prince George’s County hosted an event on Tuesday (sorry so late) to kick off the campaign to finish the Trolley Trail and fill the gap in the Route 1 trail network Starting at the Skate Park... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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WABA has an update on the Monroe Street Bridge rehab and on why the trail isn't being routed under it, as was originally proposed in 2004. The DDOT engineering team assigned to the bridge rehabilitation says it’s because of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service is rethinking Buzzard Point Park. BPP is a small park, about half the size of a block and is located on the SE corner of V and First, SW on the banks of the Anacostia River.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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REI is opening their fifth flagship store in NoMa this fall and in this heated election season (especially in our town), they want to encourage the community to Unite Outside. So, they’re offering a weekend of completely free activities around... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at TheWashCycle
In case you haven't heard yet, the DC Council unanimously approved the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Amendment Act of 2015 yesterday and also passed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act of 2016 and transmitted it to the Mayor (with a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Aucklund, New Zealand is considering adding a tolled, clip-on bridge to the Auckland Harbor Bridge (NZ$3 each way, or a little more than US$2) Council officers are backing a cycling and walking SkyPath attached to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, subject... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Too late for the first movie, but still three more... WHO: EVERYONE is invited! Bring your blanket or chairs. Co-sponsored by Friends of Edgewood and Met Branch Trail 5K WHERE: On the Met Branch Trail by the Rhode Island Ave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The Atlantic Gateway Project, which includes replacement of Long Bridge over the Potomac recently received a $165 million FASTLANE grant. Combined resources for the project, including the federal grant, private investment and other public funding, total $1.4 billion The FASTLANE... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The namesake of Noyes Education Campus on 10th Street NE, former City Councilman Crosby S. Noyes was the editor and publisher of the Evening Star. And I guess he really liked cyclists. From the May 30, 1879 Evening Star. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Two recent bills have been introduced that would make use of bikeshare easier and cheaper for federal employees. First of all, and most important to the DC area, is a bi-partisan bill that will allow DC-area federal employees who receive... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at TheWashCycle
From a letter sent out last night. Throughout the years, Bike Maryland has been an active voice for bicyclists in Maryland, passionately advocating for safer bicycling through better infrastructure, legislation, education and enforcement. With your generous support, we believe we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at TheWashCycle