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I know that it's lazy to knock down anything but the best counter-arguments to your beliefs, and so at first glance this letter to the editor calling cyclists the "worst" might not fit the bill. But sadly, as weak as... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last month Metro applied for a permit to raze the streetcar bridge over Foundry Branch. DDOT is interested in using the bridge as part of a trail that would follow some portion of the streetcar ROW between the Palisades and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Jack Markell Trail, an 8 mile long bike trail in Delaware between the Wilmington Riverfront and old New Castle is scheduled to open in June with a ceremony celebrating it on July 14th. The trail will be part of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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As mentioned a couple of months ago, Maryland is planning on knocking down the Talbot Avenue bridge as part of the construction of the Purple Line. Shortly after that last post was written, MTA committed to preserving part. The Maryland... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Lynchburg, VA has several miles of abandoned railroads, and much of it has been turned into several miles of rail trail. There are still some opportunities that they may take advantage of in the future (extending the riverwalk trail to... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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I didn't include them in the last post, but here are some plans that will show where the new trail section will be built. The yellow lines show the trails and south is to the left. And a rendering And... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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At the last BAC meeting, DDOT stated that they would break ground on the next section of the Met Branch Trail in June. That's the Brookland to Fort Totten section and it will be finished by this time next year.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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As part of Vision Zero, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have undertaken the city's first comprehensive... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In late March, it was revealed that the Montgomery County Department of Transportation is working on three designs for the county portion of the new Capital Crescent Trail tunnel in Bethesda. The old Air Rights Tunnel was closed last year,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Check out this new 2.1km bicycle tunnel in Jerusalem. The tunnel was built for a sewage pipe with a one-lane road next to it for the water company to use to maintain the pipe. But they've recently modified it to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In December, part of the Eisenhower Avenue Trail in Alexandria was resurfaced. I haven't been over there to check it out, yet but it looks improved. Here's what it looked like before. And you can see some after photos here.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at TheWashCycle
It's Bike Month and once again no one got me any thing. Guess I'll have to wait for Leap Day William to hook me up with some candy, or something. Anyway, one of the first big events of Bike Month... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Though the addition of protected bike lanes (or cycletracks) has been slower than many have wanted it feels like this year could see significant progress. DDOT recently completed the 30% design of the Eastern Downtown cycletracks on 6th and 9th... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Back in November a temporary trail opened through the Riverdale Park Station development that closed a gap in the Rhode Island Avenue trolley trail. But then early last month it was closed. The sign said it was closed due to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at TheWashCycle
I'm not sure how long they've been around, but I just learned of the organization Alexandria Families for Safe Streets. Alexandria Families For Safe Streets (AFSS) brings the community together to create safe streets for all people to walk and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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It's now easier to walk or bike between L'Enfant Plaza, the Case Bridge, and the Wharf. Just before the opening of the Wharf, the District Department of Transportation, the National Park Service, and Wharf co-developer PN Hoffman began a project... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at TheWashCycle
Last year, Alexandria started updating its Environmental Action Plan. The Environmental Action Plan is the City's blueprint for creating a thriving, sustainable community. In June 2009, the City adopted the comprehensive Environmental Action Plan 2030, aimed at achieving the vision... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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A task force convened by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was tasked with recommending solutions to the severe traffic congestion problems in Manhattan’s CBD and identify sources of revenue to fix the ailing subway system. I mean, OK. But this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at TheWashCycle
House Bill 285, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Schools Act, has unanimously passed both the house and the senate in Maryland, and (I think) is only awaiting signature from the Governor. The bill would require the Department of Transportation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at TheWashCycle
At a Arlington County Board meeting late last year, "Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks), said his organization is mulling ways to separate those on foot from those on two wheels." That's a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Last November, DC amended the FY 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and it puts a lot of work of interest to cyclists into 2019. One of the most important changes to cyclists is that the bulk of funding for construction... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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The proposed Edgemont II project will develop the land immediately adjacent to the Edgemont at Bethesda Metro apartments located at the corner of Edgemoor Lane and Woodmont Avenue. The Project proposes to redevelop the Property with up to 301,193 total... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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Shortly after I wrote about this project in January, Arlington County had a public workshop about the Army Navy Drive Complete Streets project. Some more material from that meeting is now available. Nothing official has changed about the concept so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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In 1896 a group of cyclists in DC that included the League of American Wheelman and the United Wheelman of the District of Columbia met with two of the district's three commissioners to discuss a list of regulatory changes they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at TheWashCycle
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DC could begin demolition of Barry Farm any day now, in fact they're already a little behind schedule, and once they're done rebuilding it, the new Barry Farm could be the most bike-friendly neighborhood in Ward 8. This is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at TheWashCycle