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At last week's kickoff meeting for the New York Avenue Streetscape and Trail Project, DDOT presented a vision of a bicycle and pedestrian network that would tie the Gallaudet, Ivy City, Langdon and Arboretum neighborhoods together. The potential bicycle route... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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"Wear Bloomers like mine and see if your log book does not record a proposal" said the Naughty Girl From an article in the October 25, 1896 Morning Times about the Boulevard Belle "She Carries a Record of her Daily... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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The Connection newspaper has a run-down of 9 Arlington road and trail projects that will break ground this spring and summer and many of them are relevant to cyclists, perhaps most notably phase 2 of the Washington Boulevard Trail. Phase... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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On Tuesday Montgomery County hosted a public meeting on the Takoma-Langley & Long Branch Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Area Improvement Study. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is studying potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements within the Long Branch and Takoma-Langley... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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There are some images and details that were left out of today's Florida Avenue post, so I'm adding them here, starting with the cool rendering of the protected bike lanes. It appears that the project area has been reduced down... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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by Ezra DF Last night, DDOT held a public meeting to give an update on its Florida Avenue NE project. The project is looking at Florida Ave starting just east of the dreaded "Dave Thomas Circle," where Florida Ave crosses... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
DDOT invites you to a public meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 where staff will discuss the New York Avenue Streetscape and Trail Project. A brief presentation about the project will be given at 6:30pm. The purpose of this project... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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An open house, rescheduled from January, on planned Washington Boulevard bike, pedestrian and roadway enhancements between Westover and East Falls Church will be held on March 1st from 5-8pm at the Westover library. I wrote about this project back in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Soon, if Montgomery County leaders have their way, the Air Rights Tunnel in Bethesda will be closed and the Georgetown Branch that runs through it will be replaced by the Purple Line. The trail will be temporarily rerouted to street-level,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last week the Montgomery County Council approved the Lyttonsville Sector Plan, which sets up a framework for how to reorient and rebuild the area once the Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail are built through it. Bicycle Facility map The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is hosting a meeting on the Florida Avenue Multimodal Transportation Project next Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:00pm The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to a public meeting Tuesday, February 21, 2017, to provide an update on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at TheWashCycle
Two bills designed to make biking safer made it out of the Senate last week and need support to get them out of the heavily Republican House of Delegates. SB 1338 would prohibit driving in a bicycle lane to pass... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last week, DDOT issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the design-build construction of the Fort Totten section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. That section connects John McCormack Drive in Brookland (at the foot of Big Stinky), to the Fort... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The developers of the Apex Building site recently submitted a sketch amendment to their site plan and it has some good information on what the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) will look like through the site. The Georgetown Branch currently passes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The July 1974 edition of the DC Gazette had a wonderful little article on the history of bicycling in DC. It contains several interesting bits. I knew that the first American woman given a driver's license was from Washington, DC,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Sorry for the radio silence. I don't know what I had, but I have some footage of me sick at home. But don't worry, I have used the last bit of Krypton's power (Yeah I know, I already did that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
There have a few near misses for the rail-to-trail conversion of the Glen Echo and Cabin John Trolley line. There was a missed chance for the DC section in the 1970's and numerous times that the line has found its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
A few bills designed to protect cyclists and other vulnerable users were recently approved by the Senate. One bill would block drivers from using a bike lane to go around a car that is stopped or turning left while also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
From a WaPo story Several of the penalties relate to drivers interacting with pedestrians and bicyclists. The fine for hitting a cyclist would double to $150; failing to yield to a pedestrian while turning right on red would double to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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On Tuesday, January 24th the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028. Alexandria has had 7 pedestrian deaths over the last four... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT has announced that there will be night time closures of the Met Branch Trail to allow for the installation of scaffolding that will enable the trail to remain open during the construction of Four Constitution Square. That building will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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As part of the Eastbound Widening portion of the Transform I-66 project, VDOT has proposed building a bridge over Lee Highway for the W&OD Trail. However, ArlNow reports that the East Falls Church Civic Association has sent a letter asking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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I was reading this fascinating history of Theodore Roosevelt Island, trying to find out what the original plan was for the downstream pedestrian path - the one that ends on the Virginia side in the middle of nowhere. Did they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service is planning to redevelop Buzzard Point Marina into a park to serve the residents that will be moving there in the near future. They're seeking comments, but they're due by the end of the day today.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at TheWashCycle