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Montgomery County is hosting another meeting on its Countywide Park Trails Plan Please join Montgomery Parks at a Public Meeting to “Tell us what you think!” about the future of trails in Montgomery Parks. We are doing a comprehensive amendment... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at TheWashCycle
Hooray! After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh. With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Tragic. Montgomery County police Capt. Paul Starks said that the victim was a 64-year-old man who had served as a Navy Seal. Police identified him as Timothy A. Holden of Bethesda. About 6:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Massachusetts... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The trail is on the west (top) side of the tracks and goes over the tunnel. There a connection to the road and another going west near the parking lot (at top right). Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
Our good friend Chris Core is back commenting on cyclists who have the audacity to ride in same roads that car commuters do. Mr. Core is an old hand at this, as he's been marching this well-trod path since at... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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From Bike Maryland It's your last chance to pre-register for Larry's Ride and save $10! The weather forecast is out and the National Weather Service predicts partly sunny and a high near 85 - beautiful weather for the end of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
From a recent study of Capital Bikeshare: Our empirical results indicate that the average treatment effect of the presence of bikeshare docks is a 2 to 3% reduction in traffic congestion. In addition to these results, we also find evidence... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Just in time for the Trump inauguration! (which is perhaps why that man is thinking of throwing himself into the creek). DDOT held a public meeting on the construction of the Klingle Valley Trail and the restoration of Klingle Creek.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Nadine Rager, a Western Maryland woman who struck and killed a cyclist while she was texting and then drove away, pleaded guilty to negligent manslaughter by vehicle and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, all but 5 suspended. Circuit... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
According to Streetsblog [San Francisco] Supervisor John Avalos plans to introduce a policy urging the SFPD to let people on bikes treat stop signs as yield signs. It could legitimize the safe, practical maneuver already practiced by the vast majority... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DC Water is rehabilitating one of their sewer lines in the area of the Capital Crescent Trail DC Water will begin the rehabilitation of the Upper Potomac Interceptor, which is the 48" sanitary sewer main that runs along the Capitol... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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A new rendering, and others here. It also looks like the trail is to get a new connection at 2nd Street, once that is opened. "D.C. Water operations have been designated as a Tier 1 National Asset by the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
By Jonathan Krall To some, a car is a symbol of freedom. To others, going “car free” means independence from the stress of driving. With Car Free Day and Try Transit Week coming up in September, now is a good... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last week, GGW had a post that reported Arlington County's counter data for three of the six (I'm including Wilson here) bridges from Virginia to DC with bike/ped facilities.The three included were the 14th Street, Key and Roosevelt Bridges. Arlington... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Between Salisbury and Mardela Springs near Delaware. Their target is a stretch of unused railroad tracks that stretch from Salisbury to Mardela Springs. And their goal is to turn those tracks into a new pedestrian and cyclist trail. The Wicomico... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Yesterday's CDC report linked to a study that compared the risk of various modes of travel. It used mortality rates from 1999-2003 and exposure as determined by the 2001 National Household Travel Survey to do so. Cycling was determined to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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A recent CDC report highlights what anyone who looks at NHTSA reports of FARS data already knew - that while total motor-vehicle associated bicycle fatalities are on a steep decline, that is almost entirely driven by a reduction in youth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at TheWashCycle
It's a good sign that the project is making progress. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting for the Klingle Valley Trail Project in Ward 3 on Thursday, August 20, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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As part of its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, the City of Alexandria created a Draft Recommended Bicycle Network Map. It shows a bike trail along the eastern end of the old W&OD Trail railroad right of way, along... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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As part of its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, the City of Alexandria created a Progress and Existing Conditions Report. The existing conditions portion shows that Alexandria has nearly 52 miles of bike facilities right now And count data... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Mayor Bowser is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopened 200 block of O Street NW which was closed back in 1977. The section of road is a “green street” that will capture thousands of gallons of stormwater and help... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at TheWashCycle
As part of its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, the City of Alexandria created a Progress and Existing Conditions Report. The progress report shows that while Alexandria has made progress towards the goals set in the 2008 Mobility Report,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Last week, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh signed an executive order establishing a Bicycling Advisory Commission for the County. The commission will be chaired by Jon Korin, president of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA), a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
DDOT started work on Phase 1 of the Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Project this week. The scope includes total reconstruction of the roadway pavement, curbs, gutters and the widening of the sidewalks. Additional improvements include new ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, driveway... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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This is also part of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Photo from Zack Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle