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Shane Farthing of WABA has a good long essay on the messed up standard by which cyclists in DC must operate in order to seek relief from insurance companies and the courts. In it he has a denial letter to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
When the Humpback Bridge was rebuilt back in 2010-11, it not only widened and straightened the Mount Vernon Trail it also included two underpasses for trail users. One goes to the Marina and LBJ memorial and the other dead ends... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
Part 1 in a series Since 1987, over 100 DC area cyclists have died in motor vehicle crashes. This map shows where they were.1 And there's just one intersection in the region which had two separate fatal crashes. In the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
From the PCA Trail Committee Over the last several months, the PCA Trails Committee has worked to create a survey that will gather the opinions of the Palisades Community, Foxhall Village and the immediate DC vicinity with regards to the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
As promised. When did these get here?!? #LStreetCycletrack #bikedc pic.twitter.com/7VocCpjDLE— sharrowsDC (@sharrowsDC) October 13, 2014 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
From WABA Bicycling has become an essential part of how many people in our region get to work, get exercise, have fun, and spend time outdoors! As a region we have made great strides in improving the experience for bicyclist,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last week it was mentioned that work began on closing the Trolley Trail gap between College Park and Hyattsville and that a bridge over the railroad tracks there could create an additional connection between it and the Anacostia Tributary Trails.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
In addition to being Columbus Day it's the feast day for Madonna del Ghisallo, the patroness of cyclists. So feast up. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
A paper a couple of year's ago studied the 3 foot passing law in Maryland (the law that requires drivers to pass cyclists with at least 3 feet). It asks the question " Is the three-foot bicycle passing law working... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
From organizers The One Less Project is dedicated to eliminating the socioeconomic disparities that interfere with the prevention and treatment of cancer. We are having our first fundraiser on November 15th at SoulCycle DC. 100% of the proceeds from this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Cafritz is developing Riverdale Park Station on property that straddles the old DC-Laurel trolley right of way. The land used to be Calvert Homes, built as WWII surge housing by the National Capital Housing Authority to serve workers at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at TheWashCycle
When you plan for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. When you plan for bikes and people, you get bikes and people. The effort, which ranges from widening roads to add bike lanes to increasing signage and bike... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at TheWashCycle
This summer, Mayor Gray signed into law the "Sustainable DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2014." As the name implies this is a sprawling bill that will attempt to make a cleaner, healthier more livable city by changing several areas of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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We got an extracycle to move our twins around, but it doesn't fit down the stairs to the basement (and hauling it up and down is just not an option anyway). Our plan is to build a small shed in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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At the most recent Recreational Trails meeting, DDOT announced that 1. The 30% trail design for the South Capitol Street Trail is nearly finished (was to be finished in Spring 2014). As noted earlier, DDOT has determined that they need... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at TheWashCycle
WABA announced this several weeks ago After hearing about our vision, not just for a trail summit, but for a larger, longer term project, we got another big boost: REI, a nationally recognized leader in outdoor recreation, community involvement and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at TheWashCycle
WABA is sponsoring a couple of bike rides of future and current facilities. Biking Tour of Southeast DC's Unbuilt Trails October 4, 1:00 PM Anacostia Metro Station, DC. Sign Up Biking Tour of the WB&A Rail Trail October 11, 1:00... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Yesterday Bruce Deming, a lawyer who's an expert on bicycling issues, reporter Aaron Davis and insurance company VP Eric Goldberg were on the Kojo Nnamdi show to discuss David Grosso's Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Amendment Act. That bill... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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The DC Bar will be hosting a forum on DC bicycle laws with WABA executive director Shane Farthing (a recovering lawyer himself) later this month. As an increasing amount of road space in the District of Columbia is safeguarded for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Ready for placement. Which happened today. Thanks to Barry for the photo even though I was late getting it posted. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at TheWashCycle
This connects the trail to the R.I. Ave Metro Station. You can see the photos here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Design of the Little Paint Branch Trail extension that began in 2012 is complete. This project, part of the Intercounty Connector environmental Stewardship program, will extend the Little Paint Branch Trail - part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at TheWashCycle
From planitmetro: By August, nearly all of the bike racks were full at McLean station. Recognizing this need, Metro added space for 20 more bicycles (10 racks) at the station. The new racks bring the total capacity for bikes to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Dr. Gridlock reports: The work on Branch Avenue (MD route 5), between Curtis Drive and Southern Avenue, includes the construction of nearly two miles of sidewalk, improved medians and islands, upgrades to the drainage system and road widening to allow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at TheWashCycle
NPS is preparing to redesign Memorial Circle to help make it safer The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated work on a Transportation Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for the Memorial Circle area of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at TheWashCycle