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DC released an updated set of streetcar regulations that removes the provision that prohibited riding a bicycle within a streetcar guideway. But they did not remove the provision that bans passengers from bringing bicycles onboard during rush hour. Presumably, passengers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
If you like bikes and technology, check out Bike Hack Night (http://www.meetup.com/Transportation-Techies/events/200015252/) November 6, 2014, and CaBi Hack Night (http://www.meetup.com/Transportation-Techies/events/200661602/) December 4, 2014. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Story is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/driver-charged-with-murder-for-hit-and-run-that-killed-bicyclist/2014/10/23/a0dedbd2-5b0e-11e4-b812-38518ae74c67_story.html Fresh of my review of every fatal bike crash since 1987, this is the first time a driver has been charged with "murder" since 1991, and that driver admitted to intentionally running down cyclists from behind.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
From the Washington Post He’s old-school, using a protractor, levels and plumb bobs to diagnose problems and devise solutions, tweaking until he transforms ill-fitting two-wheelers into comfortable speed machines. His concession to the digital age is an iPad, which he... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Alexandria Library is hosting its second annual bicycle tour of all Alexandria Library locations. Bring your bike and join library staff for a leisurely 2-hour loop starting and ending at Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
You can read all about it at GGW. Here's my thoughts about it. The DC code allowing cyclist on the sidewalk goes back to DC's original traffic regulations from 1972 and 1974 and has it's roots in the Uniform Vehicle... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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From the promotional email Dandies! Quaintrelles. After much deliberation, our adventures in tweed are set to continue! Last year's ride was one of our best. The bash that followed was our wildest! I'm arranging some of the elements that have... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
There's quite a back and forth going on the LTTE section of the Alexandria Times. It started in August with a letter from someone who saw many cyclists running stop signs on Union Street and wrote a letter demanding an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The old railroad bridge over Route 1 at Fort Belvoir was removed late last month. This was part of the old Newington-Ft. Belvoir Railroad or the "The U.S. Army Railroad, Fort Belvoir, Va." a 4-5 mile long railroad built in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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 Oct 17, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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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 Oct 17, 2014 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 Oct 16, 2014 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 Oct 15, 2014 at TheWashCycle
As promised. When did these get here?!? #LStreetCycletrack #bikedc pic.twitter.com/7VocCpjDLE— sharrowsDC (@sharrowsDC) October 13, 2014 Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 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 Oct 14, 2014 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 Oct 13, 2014 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 Oct 13, 2014 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 Oct 13, 2014 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