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Arlington County has released videos showing the four proposals for the Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center, which constitutes phase II of the project. In addition to the fitness center, Phase II will extend the bike trail along the east... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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Reconstruction of the Monroe Street Bridge began in late August and will last 600 days. During that time, cyclist riding over the bridge will use shared lanes, but once it is complete, the bridge will feature dedicated bike lanes in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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At the beginning of the year, MARC announced that they would spend the year adding bike racks to their trains. the Maryland Transit Administration will spend $196,000 over the next year to add bicycle racks to its 22 daily commuter... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Hello, Do you have two minutes? As you might already know, the Capital Trails Coalition is a collaboration of public and private organizations, agencies, and citizen volunteers working to create a world-class network of multi-use trails that are equitably distributed... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last month, the Arlington County Board voted to approve the contract fort Phase II of the Washington Boulevard trail. The new trail section will connect Columbia Pike to S. Walter Reed where it will connect with Phase I. Phase I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT hosted the 4th public meeting on the New York Avenue Trail last month and there are a few changes since the July meeting, including a change in the already-installed 4th Street cycletrack. One of the biggest changes is in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
This meeting happened several months ago, but I thought it was worth bringing up anyway. I suspect the study is still being performed. Improvements to MBT wayfinding was recommended by community members participating in the 2015 MBT Safety and Access... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Prince George's County is planning to build a storm water management pond in a place where a small section of the Northwest Branch Trail is. As part of the project they will relocate a very short section of the trail... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The Urban Computing Lab is currently working on an NSF-funded project focused on cycling safety. We have created a website to collect cycling safety ratings from cyclists like you and we are spreading the word asking people to participate. Participation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The I-66 trail, as currently proposed, is going to be better than nothing. People will use it for both recreation and transportation. It will be fine, a "gentleman's C" if you will. Nonetheless, the thing isn't going to win any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
I originally wrote this as a response to a recent Washington Post opinion piece, but it doesn't appear they're interested in publishing the other side - or correcting the record - so, I'll publish it here instead. ------------------------------------- Patrick Thibodeau's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Yesterday, Delaware became the 2nd state to put in place an Idaho Stop law, though it's not as expansive as the Idaho version. Governor John Carney signed the "Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act" that, among other things, allows cyclists to treat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Late last month DDOT issued the final report for the Downtown West Transportation Study which looked at improvements to H Street NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW west of New York Avenue. Each of the draft designs for Pennsylvania included a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I've gotten a couple of questions about this and as I'm neither a lawyer nor a Capital Bikeshare employee, I suspect I'm the perfect person to answer this. The basic question is, is the new Capital Bikeshare "Rental Agreement" somehow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Wednesday is Bike and Walk to School Day and I know that quite a few schools will be participating this year. For example, the Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization is planning an event at Lincoln Park with Mayor Bowser,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Back in March, Jane Bennett Clark stepped off the sidewalk in downtown Washington near Franklin Square and was struck by a cyclist who was running a red light. She hit the ground with enough force to break a rib and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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More than 20 years after the first segment of the Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) was begun at Fort Frederick State Park, the state of Maryland has sought bids on the fourth and final planned phase of the trail, a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The MWCOG's Transportation Planning Board is responsible for allocating Transportation Alternatives Set Aside funding for Suburban Maryland. This year that amounts to $1,663,312 which the TPB allocated to 6 projects, two of which are primarily bicycle projects. Central Avenue Connector... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Unfortunate news out of Baltimore from earlier this month The manufacturer of the $2.36 million Baltimore Bike Share system said his company has never experienced the level of theft that caused officials to announce a temporary shutdown of the program... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Here are some updated charts based on last week's ACS data. First we can see that bike commuting in the area is generally growing, and at a rate faster than the national average. And I'll add that not only did... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Posted Sep 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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This is one of those stories that fell through the cracks a bit, but last March Alexandria closed a section of the Holmes Run Trail to allow the city to replace a fair weather crossing with a new pedestrian and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Matt reports that there has been some signage changes on the Rock Creek Park Trail lately. NPS appears to have removed the majority of the stop signs on the southern portion of the Rock Creek trail and replaced them with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last year, Gov. Hogan announced plans to replace the Governor Harry W. Nice Bridge over the Potomac. The bridge between Charles County, MD and King County, VA is the only Potomac River Crossing downstream of the Wilson Bridge. It currently... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last week, the Census Bureau released its annual American Community Survey and for the 2nd year in a row bike commuting was down, and this time by a larger number. In 2016 data, bike commuting went down from 0.597% to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at TheWashCycle