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One of the great things about living in this little urban-village-county that we call Arlington is that it has its own County Fair, complete with rides, funnel cakes, and agricultural competitions. And biking really is the best way to get... Continue reading
Posted 57 minutes ago at TheWashCycle
Richard Layman found an old issue of the Washington Star from 1972 about a 23-year old bike-commuting stewardess flight attendant and her tribulations in trying to bike to National Airport. There are so many interesting things in this article. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
Whitney Decesaris, the driver who hit and killed Trish Cunningham on Riva Road just south of Annapolis had one of her four traffic citations waived, for the odd reason that her driving was actually worse than what she was cited... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Mid City East small area plan was recently completed and it includes a few specific bicycle facility improvements. The Mid City East Small Area Plan providesa framework for conservation, development, sustainability and connectivity in Mid City East, a mosaic... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
See, bicycles can find you love. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
Councimember David Grosso just introduced the “Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Amendment Act of 2014.” Grosso writes: This bill would make it easier for cyclists to get compensation for damage sustained in accidents with cars, by ending the legal... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
The two videos below show the rear and front camera views of the incidents surrounding a crash between a car and a cyclist along the on-street portion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail on 8th Street NE. I don't see the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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According to an article in today's NY Times The arrangement would wrest control from Alta, the company, based in Portland, Ore., that has partnered with the city to date, and give it to REQX, a venture formed by some principals... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Turning parking meters into bike racks, not that they weren't already. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last time I went by here, this was a basketball court. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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I'm not sure how much use this side path gets, but DC is replacing it with a sidewalk. You can see some of the old pavement to the left of the new sidewalk. It was in bad shape for sure.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Members: We have an update about the recent key shortage & a first look at our new member key! http://t.co/UjjCuj6alW — Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare) July 24, 2014 Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at TheWashCycle
District of Columbia Department of General Services has issued an RFP for a new Marvin Gaye Recreation Center. The Project includes demolition of the existing one story structure and the construction of a new structure of approximately 15,000 GSF to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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This is one of the original bike lanes installed in 1980. It's on 6th SE and it's the only left that only has the diamond Marking on it. But the one on 4th has the diamond marking along with the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at TheWashCycle
From today's post Bicycle crashes rose too. While the pedestrian crashes were split almost equally by gender and were distributed across the city, bicyclists involved in accidents were disproportionately male — roughly 77 percent, a figure that was consistent across... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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NPS and MCDOT are going to reroute 800 feet of the MacArthur Avenue Trail onto the Cabin John Trolley right of way near Glen Echo Park, part of which will go over an old trolley bridge over Minnehaha Creek. Work... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Photo by John This was installed last week at M Street near the Metro station. I've heard varying reports that other pumps, including the one at College Park Metro and another one in NoMa, have fallen apart and so it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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At the beginning of the month (aka pre-Milloy), Cathy Lanier was a guest on Ask the Chief and she spent quite a bit of time discussing bikes after a caller, who claimed he'd twice been struck by cyclists, asked what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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To follow up on last week's posts on the Metropolitan Branch Trail's L Street ramp, below are some images from the conceptual rendering of the ramp for which there are two different schemes. These are not final engineering designs or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at TheWashCycle
After Courtland Milloy's piece about how cyclists are worse than biker gangs and like terrorists, the Post called for a ceasfire in the war between cyclists and drivers. At the time I thought it odd, since there was only one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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When work started on the New York Avenue Metro station, property owners in the immediate area made contributions to that project. One of the contributions they made was of an easement for the Metrorail line and another for the Metropolitan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at TheWashCycle
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved funding this week for nine technical assistance projects that will promote access to transit, support better pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and foster transit-oriented development throughout the region. Of these, 7 include... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at TheWashCycle
This has the possibility to be a real destination trail The partially built Three Notch Trail has its state permits in place and is ready to forge through Mechanicsville later this year. When the newest 5 miles of hiking and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at TheWashCycle
The Post reports that drivers are still parking in bike lanes, for those who had not noticed. The number of tickets issued for stopping or standing in a bike lane has skyrocketed in the District over the past four years.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at TheWashCycle