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The 2015 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign is underway. This campaign includes advertising designed to improve road use coupled with increased enforcement. In Arlington, it coincides with the 2015 Spring Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Awareness Program. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
They'll be opening in space shared with Filter coffee for the first bike/coffee shop. But when will we get our first cat bicycle cafe? Bikes and coffee just go together, ask any cyclist. We feel that a bike shop should... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Capital Bikeshare has brought back Bike in Bloom. For those unaware, Bike in Bloom is a special pink capital bikeshare bike that is added to the system to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I believe the current single-day use... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
WABA recently put together a detailed Concept Plan for the Arlington Boulevard Trail, with hopes that it will lead to more investment in the corridor and a complete and better trail. This is similar to the 1999 Concept Plan that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
Arlington’s Transportation Commission (TC), will host a Town Hall session on March 30th to discuss the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s (NVTA) Two Year Program in order to get a more localized perspective from the region’s citizens. Arlington has three projects... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Trails Committee of the Palisades Citizens Association recently presented the results of their survey at a PCA meeting earlier this month. While most of the people at the meeting seemed to be either supportive or ambivalent about the trail,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT today hosted a presentation of the preliminary design plans for the Metropolitan Branch Trail's remaining DC sections. This includes the remainder of the trail from Catholic University to Maryland, as well as the Prince George's County Connector. The trail... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Twice in the last 6 weeks I've gotten reports from cyclists about being harassed by a Secret Service police officer, and while I'd like to flatter myself that all people treated such way will immediately write me about it, that's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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The claim that youth football is safer than cycling is being promoted again - this time by an NFL team doctor (totally unbiased I'm sure). Pittsburge Steeleers doctor Joseph Maroon said "It's much more dangerous riding a bike... than playing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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More information here. Save the date for Saturday, May 2, 2015, to join the 5th Annual Metropolitan Branch Trail 5K Walk/Run. Race time is 9:00 a.m. The race course will remain along the off-road trail between NoMa and Brookland; however,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
There are several important events coming up dealing with deliberations on Arlington's budget which present opportunities for advocates to speak out against possible cuts to the bicycle and pedestrian programs. Tonight from 6:30-8:30pm there are hearings from commissions. On March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Since 1971, there have been 109 fatal bicycle crashes in the DC region. Authorities rarely prosecute the drivers, and when they do, punishments aren't very harsh. You can read the rest of this at GreaterGreaterWashington. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Once again a bipartisan group of Congress members have introduced a bill to address some of the unfairness and, more importantly, poor policy implications of the current federal commuter benefit program. Namely: Cyclists can only exclude $20 a month, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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These opened in 2012, but I just got around to visiting them. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Locking your bike to a tree is illegal and bad for the trees. But there is such a shortage of bike parking on h street, that DDOT shares some of the blame here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at TheWashCycle
As I'm sure everyone knows, DC's Retail Service Station Act of 1976 mandated that no gas station operating in DC after April 17, 1977 that wanted to convert from full-service to nonfull service could do so, nor could they stop... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
I was looking at this post on Streetsblog about the safety in numbers rule and I got to this part Do more people on bikes cause cycling to become safer, or does safer infrastructure attract more people to bike? There’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Bike Maryland is hosting the 18th Annual Bike Symposium in Annapolis next Tuesday, March 17th. It's unclear what bike-specific legislation is this year, but if you want to lobby for better bike laws (or more funding) in Maryland, this is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle
While working on something else, I was checking the status of the negligent driving and failure to yield charges against <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/wssc-driver-charged-in-crash-that-killed-bike-rider/2015/02/11/a6783954-b224-11e4-854b-a38d13486ba1_story.html">John Phillip Kline</a>. While I didn't find any record of it in the court system, I did find a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
The Delaware DOT and Department of Recreation announced that construction of the final leg of the Michael N Castle Trail would begin this month. Construction is expected to take 75 days, and when it's completed, the trail will span 16... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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It would wonderfully ironic if delivery companies stopped using bike facilities to park trucks in and started using them to bike in. And that may be the wave of the future. [DDOT's Jim Sebastian] said one of the “next steps”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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From their meetup, this will be at the National Bike Summit, which starts today. Bike Hack Night is a show & tell of bicycle-related apps, data visualizations, and gadgets. Doors open at 6:30 for snacks and beer, with speakers starting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at TheWashCycle