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Yesterday, in addition to the kerfuffle over the contributory negligence fix bill, the council quietly passed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act of 2015 in a unanimous vote. I expect Mayor Bowser to sign it. this bill makes changes to... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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For a few years now, DDOT has been looking at building a rail-trail parallel to New York Avenue from the Union Market area to West Virginia Avenue (and possibly on to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail). In fact, earlier this year... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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From the City Paper In an email, John Townsend, an AAA Mid-Atlantic manager, said many had concerns since "there was never a public hearing on the measure, short-circulating the democratic process." That's odd, because when you read the Committee Report... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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This post has been updated to reflect what McDuffie is proposing. With a vote scheduled for today, the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act of 2016 (aka: the bill that will end the use of contributory negligence to deny coverage to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Interesting. Brick-and-mortar retailer Bike Doctor has operated a franchise business for 24 years. Now the Maryland retailer is looking to take the franchise model to the road with mobile bike repair, called Bike Doctor Mobile. Bike Doctor hasn't sold any... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
AAA is fighting the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act that will end contributory negligence for cyclists and pedestrians on the grounds that it will raise insurance rates (which is what one would expect when drivers are required to reimburse cyclists... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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This morning around 1am, an adult male cyclist riding along Minnesota Ave SE was struck by a car after which the driver left the scene. Later, the cyclist died. The police haven't released much information, though they promised they would... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
In case you were wondering about this, the short answer is you still can't do it (and yet without this "bailout" Citibike still somehow remains in operation). Here's the long answer. The bike commuter benefit was the brainchild of Rep.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Georgetown BID has been working for some time on a MWCOG Transportation Land-use Connections grant that will allow them to study and plan improvements to the K Street/Water Street corridor, with the focus being a bike path connection between... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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At an April 20th meeting of Alexandria's Transportation Commission, the Transportation and Environment Services (T&ES) staff presented some very impressive stats with regards to Capital Bikeshare in the city. Most notably, it's been growing really fast and covering more of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation recently released survey results from a travel study of both work and non-work trips. Unfortunately it grouped walking and biking together so we can't tease out details about just biking. While walking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Brett Young found this fascinating 1981 article from the Northwest current about the Cabin John Trolley right-of-way and how it ended up not being a multi-use trail. The streetcar line was abandoned in 1962, and in 1979 the DC government... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at TheWashCycle
This is good news for people biking the East Coast Greenway or the 9/11 Memorial Trail. The Maryland Transportation Authority has released rules for bicyclists using the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge when cycling access to the Route 40 span... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle
A Post article yesterday on a lawsuit that could delay, and seeks to prevent, construction of the Purple Line and the Capital Crescent Trail extension included this line Metro’s recent decline is one of four major arguments that the Purple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
I went to an update on the status of Vision Zero hosted by DDOT and it seems like things are moving along. They have lots of plans as far as education and advertising. Legislation moved forward this month. They've made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
The 2016 Seersucker Social is Saturday! Register now so we can send you the scoop on where to be on June 18! We've created another marvelous scenic route through the district. We scouted the city for the perfect post-ride picnic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Gearin' Up Bicycles is hosting a bike swap & expo where there will be vendors, non-profits and private individuals selling used and new bicycles, parts and gear. It's on June 19, 2016 at Union Market Dock 5 and runs from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The US Postal Service is selling its former mail shop along the MBT and it looks like it will be a missed opportunity for trail adjacent and oriented development. Last week, the Postal Service sold the 79,380-square-foot historic building, located... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Someone sent me this second hand, so I can't speak to the accuracy of it, but thought I would share. Discount accordingly. I was "awarded" a $90 ticket today! Yay me! Right in my own neighborhood here in Bethesda, Md.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The DC government is making plans to upgrade the Palisades Recreation Center which is located SE of Arizona Avenue between the Glen Echo Trolley right-of-way and C&O Canal Park. Advocates in the neighborhood having been working on turning the trolley... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced an amendment to require the Architect of the Capitol to study the feasibility of adding Capital Bikeshare stations to the Capitol grounds and to provide $100k to pay for that study. Rep Tom Graves (R-GA) and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
I'd love to see the stats on how many people take them up on this. More options are a good thing. Bike and Roll DC (www.bikeandrolldc.com) announced the offering of a Commuter Special that will include a $49 workweek bike... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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This certainly isn't the first bicycle crash in DC, but it's the oldest one I could find. I think we can all agree that the problem here is baseball. This is from May 23, 1879. No word on who won... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at TheWashCycle
I can't say that I'm the most wonky person when it comes to the making of federal law (School House Rock and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington only get you so far) but it appears that Rep. Earl Blumenauer has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at TheWashCycle