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The National Park Service will be presenting rough sketches of design concepts for the Memorial Circle Transportation plan that were developed at a workshop that evaluated previous studies of the area, existing and projected traffic conditions including accident, speed and... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at TheWashCycle
The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service are sponsoring the First Anacostia River Festival this April at the end of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Among many other free events, the festival will feature a bike parade run... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
From a WABA press release (it's the first time I've ever heard of someone being referred to as a "twitter personality."): On Friday, February 20th, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association hosted an award ceremony to honor the recipients of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
DDOT recently obligated money to hire a contractor to work on the formal design of the rehabilitated Rock Creek Park Trail and is working on selecting a contractor for that. Meanwhile, DDOT is also planning to do a full reconstruction... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
The South Capitol Street Trail had been in a bit of a holding pattern since this summer as DDOT has negotiated with the Air Force to move a wall along Bolling Air Force Base to allow for a trail wide... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Trails Committee of the Palisades Citizens Association sponsored an online survey about possible trail enhancements of the old Cabin John trolley right-of-way. The results are in, and most participants support some improvements to the trail. Most popular are improving... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT has completed the 90% design for the Oxon Run Trail. I've seen the 65% design (from which the images below come), which does not create a lot of sexy images, but does show a much better trail. The trail... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is planning to have a public meeting some time this spring at which they will present the preliminary design of the Metropolitan Branch Trail's Fort Totten Section. This is the section in the Takoma and Brookland neighborhoods, from Bates... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The NoMa Park Foundation, a group supported by the NoMa BID with the goal of creating parks in NoMa, recently released a map of proposed park space in the area. Since the area is bisected by the Metropolitan Branch Trail,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
Dana writes in After the snow storm last Tuesday (17 February), bicycle commuters using the 14th Street Bridge thought they knew two things. Based on past experience, the bridge would be cleared and the Mount Vernon Trail would be untouched.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
The Mayor's office is looking to fill vacancies on the Recreational Trails Advisory Committee. The federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds certain trail projects with motor fuel tax revenues generated from the sales of motor fuel for off-highway recreational purposes.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at TheWashCycle
See, the GGW agenda isn't dead. A stretch of new sidewalk along Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase is now open. The 0.7-mile sidewalk runs along the east side of Wisconsin Avenue between Grafton Street and Bradley Lane. The street already... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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State police said the crash has been ruled weather-related. Virginia State Police have released the name of a Henrico woman who died after she was struck by a VDOT snowplow while riding her bicycle Wednesday morning. The accident happened around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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It's not really that new, and it's a stretch to call it a rail trail, but the West Campus Access Road along the edge of the Department of Homeland Security's headquarters at St. Elizabeths is now open and, despite some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at TheWashCycle
From the Gazette Some hike and bike trails also face delays. One is a $12.1 million project to extend the Metropolitan Branch Trail from the Silver Spring Transit Center to near Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus. That faces a delay... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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I know it's not really Presdent's Day, it's George Washington's birthday (we aren't celebrating former Confederate Senator John Tyler for Heaven's sake) but nonetheless, here are images of presidents on bikes. Grover Cleveland and William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt, who as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Michael R. Strain (the R is for Writer) with the National Review, following the lead of the Weekly Standard, has also taken time to complain about how the downtown protected bike lanes have made driving in downtown DC during rush... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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In what one can only view as a really good development, MPD has begun posting photos of recovered bicycles online. It appears this is a somewhat recent development, but it's a definite step up from the old "system." This is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at TheWashCycle
This is a real thing. Other than biking to work tomorrow, I'm not sure how a local could participate (Update: BicycleSpace is sponsoring some things). I plan to enhance the experience by fighting off any polar bear I see with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Alexandria This informal Community Bike Ride will take us on a search for the remnants of the Washington and Old Dominion railroad in Alexandria. There is enough of the old right-of-way left that one could imagine a trail/road bike boulevard... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at TheWashCycle
Just today, John Phillip Kline, the driver of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission truck that struck and killed Andrew Gerard Malizio in Gaithersburg was charged with negligent driving and failure to yield to oncoming traffic at a left turn. More... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
From BethesdaNow While at least four Pike District developers have promised to offset land for Capital Bikeshare stations, there has been little progress when it comes to those property owners paying for equipment and operating costs. Pike & Rose, NoBe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Yesterday, I wrote about Montgomery County's updated trails plan that should be finished this year. But another emerging story is how the PEPCO-Exelon merger (which a lot of locals are against) could help them to achieve the goals in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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The Weekly Standard had a column yesterday critical of transportation investments made in anything other than roads. While it starts out criticizing Metro for the recent fire, that while tragic and avoidable does nothing to undermine the fact that transit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at TheWashCycle
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Back in the summer of 2013, M-NCPPC hosted a pair of meetings to discuss an update/amendment to the Countywide Park Trails Plan. The update was to address the fact that the 15 year old plan hadn't been able to take... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at TheWashCycle