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WABA is hosting a walk along the route. If you don't go, you lose the right to bellyache about the trail for 6 months (unless you get a note from your Mom). In July, we shared the news that DDOT... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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The Census' 2013 American Community Survery data is out, and the DC area continues to show gains in bike commuting. In DC, bike commuting when up from 4.1% of all commuters last year to 4.5%, meaning that for the first... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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Ken writes in (several weeks ago) A new bike path on the *south* side of Route 50 (Arlington Blvd) from Pershing Drive entrance to Fort Myer down to Rosslyn is now (apparently) open! The “Road Closed” sign has been removed,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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It's hard to tell from this distance, but there are happy cyclists on it. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Lyttonsville is the eastern end of the Georgetown Branch Trail, where the future Capital Crescent Trail extension will go. But the plan goes farther than that as seen on the bikeway map below. Rocke Creek Park Trail and Ireland Drive... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
Since the Met Branch Trail's Eckington section opened, there has been some well-documented problem with lights. One problem has stemmed from jurisdiction issues between DDOT and WMATA, but DDOT recently reported at the latest BAC meeting that that problem has... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Following up on my post from last May Back in 2011, the editors of the Sun Gazette wrote about the bike parking for 300 that was to be installed at Wakefield High School "We’re dubious that even a fraction of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Another photo from my tour. These are all the bikes waiting for repair (and some of the Capital Bixi bikes mixed in too). Many of these are tires that need to be changed, and the mechanism that prevent wheel theft... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Last month I got a chance to tour the Capital Bikeshare warehouse. Readers will recall that at the July Bicycle Advisory Council meeting, DDOT announced that they had procured 10 more stations and that they would be installed by the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
Are you a history buff? Biking enthusiast? Regular old adventure seeker? Join us Saturday, September 20th for a bike ride around the oldest federal monuments, the DC boundary stones. The 2nd annual event is bound* to be bigger and better... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
The US DOT announced the winners of 72 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants on Friday and DC won one for the Long Bridge NEPA documentation. It's a $2.8 million grant for project planning. From the fact sheet: TIGER... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
This comes via Dr. Gridlock. The ad produced by WMATA to promote the opening of the Silver Line used a song entitled "Escapee" by an Austrailan band named "Architecture in Helisinki." The real video for the song is a bit... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Maryland is reportedly getting a TIGER grant to wide Route 175 where it passes through Fort Meade. Work along Route 175 between Disney and Reece Roads will widen the road to six lanes, as well as adding sidewalks, on-road bicycle... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
There are those times in life when two forces rocket towards each other, only to meet in the middle with an incredible explosion of AWESOME CUTENESS and CUPCAKES. On Sunday, September 14th, the incredible adorability of Kidical Mass Arlington will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at TheWashCycle
St. Mary's County solicited bids to build Phae IV of the Three Notch Trail, an expansion that would lengthen the norther piece of the rail trail to 11 miles. The lowest bid was larger than the amount of money the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle
OK, it was 3 years ago, but still it reportedly happened. Here's what they were debating Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle
The Maryland Bikeways Program provides technical assistance and grant support for a wide range of bicycle network development activities. The Program builds connections to work, school, shopping and transit using local roads and shared-use paths. The full list of 2015... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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The DC government has issued a Draft of the Buzzard Point Urban Design Framework Study. The study is part of the process of creating an Urban Design Framework Plan for the Buzzard Point area. This plan will guide development of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at TheWashCycle
This is an excellent blog post about how biking has helped the author to learn about "white privilege". I am white. So I have not experienced racial privilege from the “under” side firsthand. But my children (and a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at TheWashCycle
Now that WAGBRAD is famous again, people are interested in doing the ride. I had the map and cue sheet available at bikely, but bikely doesn't have the paper cue sheet option anymore (just GPS and KML). Does anyone perchance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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Other than the missing front wheel, this is a very nice newish looking bike. The red tag reads "tagged for removal". Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at TheWashCycle
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I had hoped this would go the length of the Suitland Federal Center, but it only goes to the bus stop. Still it's an improvement even if it is not much of a bike facility. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at TheWashCycle