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At the 2nd workshop for the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study, DDOT presented three concepts over the three geographic areas, each with a different set of winners and losers. They're accepting comments on the concepts (click on "Take a Survey") through... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at TheWashCycle
In early January, DDOT sent a request to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments that the FY 2015-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan be updated. It turns out that there is a lot of information in there about new bicycle projects, especially... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Last October a drunk driver struck and killed John Henrik Fauerby, 64, and Lynne Frances Rosenbusch, 58 as they rode their tandem bike near Chesapeake Beach, VA. On Friday the driver pleaded guilty to two counts of automobile manslaughter. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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This one doesn't come from old newspapers, but rather the archives of the Architect of the Capitol, but it's still pretty fascinating. For starters, in the late 1800's and early 1900's the Capitol Crypt, located directly below the large circular... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Ride like Marilyn or ride like Steve, just ride in a way that makes you happy. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
A change.org petition is asking DDOT to create a two-way protected bike lane on R Street that would connect Sheridan Circle - and nearly the Rock Creek Park Trail - to the Metropolitan Branch Trail. R Street is a main... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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I didn't go to the meeting last nigh, but looking at the posted build alternatives I see two major changes. On K between 3rd and 7th, the existing bike lanes would be replaced with either protected or buffered bike lanes.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is having a public hearing on the Benning Road Transportation Improvement Project tomorrow night, and I had planned to write about it in detail today, but then WABA covered most of it earlier this week saving me the trouble.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last night I finally got a chance to ride the Potomac Yard Trail in Alexandria (previously known as the Landbay K Trail) and it's wonderful. The whole thing runs alongside - or part of depending on how you want to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The recent NPS trails plan includes a crossing of Rock Creek Park at Military Road and a trail along the Fort Circle path that will connect the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the Anacostia Tributary Trails. It's nothing new. Here is... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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In addition to a long-term full an partial closure of the Memorial Bridge planned by NPS, road users in the near future can also look forward to many months of partial closures of the East Capital Street Bridge. The slides... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Two from the historical record for this week. It's Bike to Work Week after all. First, this is the oldest record I could find of a bike race in DC (though surely not the first bike race). It's from Feb... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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WABA has an alert about the Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation (now accepting comments, I will reiterate) stating that this is a great opportunity to add bike facilities across the bridge by closing a lane. Two years ago, after an initial study... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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In addition to all of the capital recommendations included in the Park Service's Trails Study, the also spend considerable time on the National Capital Trail concept. This is not a unique trail or even a single trail The concept designates... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
An article published in the Washington Post today alerted people - on the cusp of bike to work day - that bike commuting might be more dangerous than they think (how do they know how dangerous I think bike commuting... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service's National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Last month, work was completed on the restoration of Klingle Creek, allowing the project to turn it's attention to the trail work. Planting trees along the restored stream banks in Segment If you're into stream restoration porn, there are plenty... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service's National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service's National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Somehow I missed this map/proposal from the 1990 NPS Paved Trails Plan that I should have included earlier today. There are quite a few differences between today's reality. A trail along the Boundary Channel from the LBJ Memorial to Washington... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service's National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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This advertisement from an 1883 DC Directory leaves a lot of questions. US Manufacturing is not listed in any directory before or after, so it seems to have been a brief enterprise and I could find nothing else about it.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at TheWashCycle
From WABA, who attended this week's meeting. The construction bid [for the Metropolitan Branch Trail] will go out soon for Phase I, and construction is estimated to begin June 2016, with an estimated completion date of August 2016. Phase II... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service's National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service's National Capitol Region (NCR) recently released a draft version of its "Paved Trails Study", which serves as a plan for how NCR sees the paved trail network, both within and outside of the parks, developing in... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at TheWashCycle