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Judge Leon ruled against the Purple Line yesterday. Last August, US District Judge Richard Leon revoked environmental approval for the Purple Line, saying there had not been sufficient study of how declining Metro ridership might affect the light rail line.... Continue reading
Posted 42 minutes ago at TheWashCycle
The Lutheran Social Services refugee program located in Petworth is in possession of around 30 kids Huffy bikes that need assembly and trouble shooting. The bikes need things like brake adjustments, pedals installed, tubes patched or replaced. Once assembled and... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at TheWashCycle
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DDOT recently gave a progress report on the Klingle Valley Trail project. Stream restoration, sewer rehab and retaining wall construction is complete. Installation of the trail lights, which are approved by the International Dark Skies Association, has begun. And the... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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2017 marks the 200th birthday of the bicycle, and we are going celebrate it with the only velocipede race/birthday party in the world.* Festivities will occur on June 11th, 2017 starting at 3pm at the RFK parking lot where the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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The League of American Bicyclists organized the first Bike to Work Day in 1956, but WABA organized the first one in DC in April 1977, about 5 years after it was formed. Of course people had been biking to work... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has announced its latest round of Technical Assistance Program (TAP) funding, and of 8 projects that will receive funding, 6 are bike related. Most notable in the immediate DC area are College Park –... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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It's Bike to Work Day, if you didn't know. So bike to work whether you work like a dog or not. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County is seeking comments on South Park, the park that Arlington and Alexandria plan to build north of Four Mile run and between US-1 and Potomac Avenue. The park will create a new connection between US-1 and the Four... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The main takeaway for cyclists from the recently released Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenue SE Intersection Improvement Project Environmental Assessment (EA) is this: Bicycle traffic would continue to use the streets; there are no dedicated bicycle lanes or paths in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
DDOT will be on the New York Avenue corridor for a Pop-Up meeting on May 20th, 2017. Please join the DDOT New York Avenue Project Team in the field! The project team will be available in the project limits to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The M-NCPPC announced last month that a section of trail along the Northwest Branch Trail would be closed due to emergency bridge repair. The Northwest Branch Trail is closed between West Hyattsville Metro Station and Kirkwood, Chillum Community and Green... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
A local cyclist sent me this video of a recent incident in Mt. Ranier involving a WMATA bus. This is at Rhode Island Ave and 34th St, and it occurred yesterday morning. You can see that the bus driver moves... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are hosting another meeting on the Long Bridge replacement project, this one will be tomorrow, from 4-7pm at L'Enfant Plaza Club Room (Oh, there's a club for L'Enfant... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee invites you: Please join us for a great program starting at 7 PM on Monday, May 15th. The program includes the following: 1. Discussions about the regional Trails with Katie Harris, Capital Trails... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at TheWashCycle
On April 19th, 1991, the last day of a cross-country charity bike ride called "Bike Aid" a driver of a tractor-trailer truck hit four cyclists from behind in Fauquier County, killing two and injuring two others. Holly Ehret, a Sonoma,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at TheWashCycle
From the Post A 74-year-old man died Wednesday from injuries sustained in April when he crashed his bicycle into a pick-up truck at a Northwest Washington intersection, D.C. police said. Dan Neidhardt, of Northeast, was injured in a collision at... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Development will start on the parking lots on the south side of the New Carrolton Metro very soon, maybe even now, but the project doesn't offer much for cyclists, who are being grouped in with pedestrians. For cyclists the only... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Early next month, DDOT will host a meeting to present the proposed design concepts for the Pennsylvania Avenue SE and Potomac Avenue SE intersection improvement project; and to allow the public to comment on them. The project focuses on improving... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at TheWashCycle
About this weekend's DC Bike Ride The 2nd Annual DC Bike Ride presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Events DC will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017, with an 8 a.m. start time and 12 p.m. finish time. This... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Two years ago, the Arlington County Board voted not to build a small connector trail between the W&OD Trail and Carlin Springs Road. They did so at the behest of the Buckingham Community Civic Association, which was concerned with protecting... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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In late 2014, Heather Cook struck cyclist Tom Palermo from behind and killed him. She then drove away and returned later, perhaps because a cyclist followed her home.. It turned out she was drunk. It turned out she had had... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at TheWashCycle
The frequency with which Idaho Stop bills have been proposed (and unfortunately killed) across the country have significantly increased lately. In the last 3 years, San Francisco, Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and even Washington, DC have introduced Idaho Stop laws,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is hosting an informational meeting about the design and reconstruction of Oregon Avenue in a couple of weeks, but it is likely that the project still doesn't include bike facilities, as was originally proposed, despite NPS's stated desire for... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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Last month, the Riverdale Park Station Whole Foods opened, which brings us one step closer to them opening their section of the trolley trail. Without that section there is a short but painful gap in the trail. An unmarked detour... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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After a series of studies, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services (DES) staff have recommended not to place bicycle facilities along North Glebe Road in the Ballston area between Fairfax Drive and Henderson Road; instead, they recommend the creation of... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at TheWashCycle
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