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As you probably know, Oregon passed a bicycle tax that will go into effect in the near future. Oregon state legislature voted to slap a $15 surcharge on the purchase of bicycles that cost $200 or more. This is not... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, reintroduced the Bikeshare Transit Act last month. This bipartisan legislation supports local bikeshare programs by helping communities access federal funds for bikeshare facilities and equipment.... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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11 years after Maryland made money available to buy the land, and more than 3 years after getting additional funding to buy (more land?) and to design the trail, it appears that they might break ground on the southern terminus... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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The I-66 Outside the Beltway project will include 22 miles of parallel trail, which is great, but there is a real fight going on right now about what that trail will be like. Specifically over the ~5 miles that will... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Crystal City BID is funding a feasibility study for an improved connection between Crystal City and DCA. the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is in the middle of a planning study that may relocate the Crystal City VRE station to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
Link The Coalition for Smarter Growth is excited to link up with WalkArlington and BikeArlington for our July happy hour! Join us at the new Heritage Brewing Co. in Clarendon for a lovely night of socializing and chatting about we... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is hosting a meeting on the Monroe Street Bridge Project tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at Luke C. Moore High School, where they discuss the Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge Project. DDOT will present the plans and schedule for the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DC stands to get $8.125 million from Volkswagen as part of their settlement resulting from the civil enforcement case, Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales, Practices, and Products Liability Litigation. And other states and Puerto Rico will get some too. The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last spring, Prince George's County announced plans to add 670 Capital Bikeshare bikes at 67 stations spread between upcounty and the National Harbor* starting in spring 2018. More recently, Hyattsville has entered talks to add mBike stations to the town... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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A couple of readers have alerted me that a bridge on the Sligo Creek Trail will be closed on 7/31/17. This is the most downstream bridge on the Sligo Creek trail, just feet from connecting with the Northwest Branch trail. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Maryland Milestones is hosting a special bike tour of the Heritage Area. Ride leaves from the Maryland Milestones Heritage Center, 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD. This ride does not include food and will require waivers of liability. Ride cost is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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A cyclist who was hit by a driver who then fled the scene died from his injuries on Sunday. They said Burgess Johnson, 53, of Southeast Washington, died Sunday of injuries suffered in the crash. The crash occurred June 30... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Paul Meijer, a long-time bicycle advocate and for many years the leader of the small band of advocates who pushed the Metropolitan Branch Trail from WABA Concept to reality, passed away on July 9th of this year - one day... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
First of all, you should read it. Then I'll point out that the author seems to want to push a "this part of the city is neglected" angle a little too hard. That case can be made, but let me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Alexandria recently closed a public survey on 16 possible CaBi station expansion locations in the city and after 300+ responses they have narrowed the list down to 10 that will be considered by the Traffic & Parking Board for approval... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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It's more than 10 years since the informal parking lot on the northwest side of the River Road trail bridge was removed to make way for a green space and rest area, but it seems like the project is finally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The next, and last, public meeting on the Downtown West Transportation Planning Study is going to be held next week. This meeting will reveal the final options for protected bike lanes on Pennsylvania Ave. from the White House to Washington... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Public Space Regulation Division will launch a series of Bike Work Zone Training sessions. The trainings will be conducted in real-time traffic and will demonstrate how work zone bicycle traffic control plans increase safety... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Tomorrow night, there will be a public open house meeting on the Benjamin Banneker Park Project at 7pm at the Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center and Park Please join us for an open house to see the final Framework Plan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at TheWashCycle
It has been many many years, but it looks like construction of a bridge over the Patuxent connecting the Anne Arundel and Prince Georges County sections of the trail could be imminent. "In August a grant will be issued to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Last week a new traffic signal was activated at the Matthew Henson Trail crossing of Veirs Mill Road/MD 586. The new light flashes a constant yellow, which means drivers should always maneuver through the area with caution. (Whereas before they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I was going to blog about this, but Bikespecific already did it so well that I'll just point you there. My thoughts: I'd like to see the trail continue along the south side of NY Ave from Bladensburg to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Just one more tidbit to pass along from the 2015 FARS data. In the FARS report for the Andrew Gooden fatal bike crash in Fairfax, the only contributing factor listed is cyclist "inattention." Gooden was hit from behind. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Last week I reported on all the bike projects in Virginia's newest six-year plan that are planned for Northern Virginia, but I thought I touch on the main ones I noticed for the rest of the state as well. Also,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Pulling more from the FARS data for 2015 and there isn't too much to add from the 4 Maryland fatalities in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. But, it does seem that police came up with a car in the fatal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle