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If you haven't had your fill of zoning rewrites with DC's, you can now get involved in Prince George's County's rewrite. Via RPUS, they're holding listening sessions on it this week starting tonight in Riverdale. This is mostly relevant to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Someone forwarded me this announcement. Effective January 2015, DOC now reimburses government employees who bicycle to and from work, up to $20 per month for bicycle commuting expenses (not to exceed $240 per calendar year). Commuting expenses under this program... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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The headline stat comes from a recent Wonkblog post. Washington state experienced "peak car travel" all the way back in 1992, and Nevada, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, Rhode Island and Virginia all did before the new millennium. By this measure, peak... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
A new “Neighborhood Complete Streets” program is being developed to provide improvements on neighborhood streets in Arlington County. Take the online survey to help County staff and commission members finalize:  Program goals  Determine whether we are considering the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
The Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004 brought DC into line with best practices of other states in banning the use of handheld devices by drivers. But the penalty for that doesn't single out repeat offenders, and is easy to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Among the additions and changes to projects proposed to the Transportation Planning Board for inclusion in the 2015 Financially Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), is an addition of ten dedicated bike lane projects requested by DDOT. These projects will remove... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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BikeArlington is looking for people to star in its documentary. BikeArlington is excited to announce that we are working with Modacity, the awesome team behind theCycle Chic film series, to create some films about folks who live, work and play... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
It's that time again... The Transportation Committee of the Virginia Senate will consider eight bills this afternoon (Wed., January 21) that are important for Virginia bicyclists. Northern Virginia is represented by the following four members of that committee: 1) Senator... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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From Montgomery County planning The next Greater Lyttonsville community meeting will be on January 21, 2015 at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center (2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the Greater Lyttonsville Sector... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
A while ago I stopped covering the "car parked in bike lane" story becaue it's just so prevalent that it would quickly dominate the blog (also on the "Dead to me" board: "Bank robber escapes on bike") But this one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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The DC office of planning is kicking it off the Van Ness Vision Framework this month and will be completing it in Spring/Summer. A community workshop is being held on January 31st from 9am-12pm at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
That's right, we're doing a January ride in honor of ice, delayed openings and snow days! The forecast for Sunday looks acceptable (high of 50!), so we're going to ride -- meeting at 4pm at the Pentagon Row Starbucks. After... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
A cyclist was stabbed in the chest by a teenager on the 13th while riding his bike home, Kyra’s husband Brian was attacked with a knife by a teenager. He was riding near 7th and L Streets SE when he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
I apologize for the late notice... The City of Alexandria was awarded a grant from the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) to make pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements to improve access to transit. The intersection of King Street, Callahan Drive and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Capital Bikeshare is hosting an open house later this month to discuss expansions, membership fee increases and more. You’re invited to be part of the conversation that will shape Capital Bikeshare’s future. Join representatives from all four jurisdictions that own... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Gazette had an article on the first snow event to result in snow clearing. With forecasts calling for a dusting to 2 inches of powdery snow on Tuesday, Devlin said, workers initially thought they would be able to use... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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On the Prince George's County Parks website for the WB&A Trail spur, the page announces that "The new trail is expected to be complete in Spring 2015." Which sounds great, except that this past summer it read "The new trail... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service recently released an EA for the "Fort Totten-North Michigan Park Pedestrian Access Improvement Project" with comments due by February 19, 2015. The project covers a very small rectangle of NPS land located between Galloway, Gallatin, South... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Don't squeeze the Charmin. Also check out that bus shelter. First class. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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I finally got to go and ride the new piece of trail between Pershing and Rolfe. It's nice (even if a little icy today) with good views of Rosslyn when heading north. And it makes two historical markers, previously along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Capital Bikeshare is having an open house on January 28th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Northwest Washington. The event is a chance for people to learn more about the bikesharing system... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Bishop Heather Cook - who had previously pleaded guilty to a 2010 drunken driving charge in which she registered a .27 blood alcohol level - and more recently struck and killed cyclist Thomas Palermo with her car, reportedly registered a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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This is at the district building at judiciary square. It used to be that when I went there, mine was the only bike at the rack. Now I have trouble finding a space. Apparently I'm not alone, and they've had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Work on the Phase VI of the Three Notch Trail in Mechanicsville could start this month. A construction bid was awarded on Nov. 18 by the previous St. Mary’s County commissioners to build five miles of a hiking and biking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at TheWashCycle