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Before you get too excited about this, you should know that A parallel greenway (pedestrian / bicycle trail) is not part of the DC2RVA project at this time. Such a greenway is not supported by the SEHSR Program’s Purpose and... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at TheWashCycle
For some time now, DDOT has been planning to close the gap in the 14th Street bike lane (between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road).There is a climbing lane in the north/uphill direction and sharrows in the south/downhill direction. It sounds... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at TheWashCycle
There were a couple of meetings from earlier this week that have at least a small bike component (or could). First, DDOT is rehabilitating the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek and Rock Creek Parkway. They won't be adding bike... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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This week, VDOT held design public hearings on the Eastbound Widening portion of the Transform I-66 project. Not much has changed since I last reported on it in October, but they have completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) and more. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
I totally saw this coming. December 14, 6:00 PM Boundary Stone DC, 116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC. Join us for our annual Member Holiday Party for an evening of bicycle cheer. Come eat, drink, and be merry with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TheWashCycle
Last week I wrote about some questionable ticketing decisions by MPD (and frankly there are a couple of other stories I could share along those lines) but in the spirit of fairness here's a case where MPD making better choices.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Here's an August 1897 ad for the Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway that once ran from Georgetown to Cabin John. The ROW has been eyed for a trail since the 1970's and the trestle over Foundry Branch was the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TheWashCycle
Mayor Bowser has submitted a bill, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Technical Amendment Act of 2016*, for council consideration which amends the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Amendment Act of 2016. Most of the changes are trivial or semantic, such as... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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For some time now (and even longer really) biking and hiking advocates have supported transforming the disjointed Glen Echo trolley right-of-way into a trail. One part of that vision involves taking the trail over Foundry Branch Valley Park on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Local bike lane nemesis F.H. Buckly is perhaps the only person who sees a connection between Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" and the efforts of local governments to make cities more bikeable, but Buckley thinks Trump won't have gone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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File this under unsubstantiated, but shocking reports. From a local listserv: I was biking home Saturday afternoon around 4pm and was in the middle of the intersection at 16th and C St SE when a police SUV blew through a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Perhaps I missed the press release* but in the last few months, DDOT began work on the Oxon Run Trail Rehabilitation Project in Ward 8. Oxon Run is a Potomac River tributary that starts in District Heights, MD, crosses into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Washington's Metro was one of the first transit systems in the US to allow bicycles on board, but not the first. Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) in New Jersey, started its bike-on-rail program in 1962 and BART started its sometime prior... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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The Far Southeast III Livability study presented some results of the ongoing study and some concepts for making the area more livable last week, and they include some long needed bike facilities in the area. The study identified issues for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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In 2012, leaders in North Arlington decided that Lee Highway needed to be re-planned. Eventually forming the Lee Highway Alliance, they developed a visioning document for the Arlington County section of Lee Highway and the areas adjacent to it. That... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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Earlier this year, DC asked the Transportation Planning Board to amend the Financially Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) to allow for the expansion of DC's Dedicated Bicycle Lane Network. Last week they approved that. This project will expand the District... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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If you're looking to explore the trails along the Anacostia and/or its tributaries, the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership has a great interactive map of them. Not only does it have Maryland's Anacostia Tributory Trail System and DC's Anacostia Riverwalk Trails... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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On June 29, 1880, the Capitol Bicycle Club sponsored their first annual races. There were four races - a quarter mile, a half mile, 5 miles and a 100 yard slow race ("for amusement"). This was at Iowa Circle -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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I remember once hearing about a European ad campaign aimed at encouraging cycling in which they'd show someone driving and then show the same person biking the same route in a sort of "Sliding Doors" comparison. So in their car... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
I read through the Climate Ready DC report - the city’s new plan to adapt to a changing climate that could bring more dangerous heatwaves, severe storms, and flooding - and there wasn't much in there about biking except that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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At the August meeting of Arlington's Bicycle Advisory Council, there was a discussion of the legal right of cyclists to the bike lane. Lindsay Brooker, the Commonwealth's Attorney was there, and according to her There doesn’t seem to be anything... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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At the August meeting of Arlington's Bicycle Advisory Council, there was a discussion of the legal right of cyclists to the bike lane. Lindsay Brooker, the Commonwealth's Attorney was there, and according to her There doesn’t seem to be anything... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle
Good news everybody... Due to an overwhelming response, the deadline to participate in the NVTA’s fall survey has been extended to November 28th! Last spring, the NVTA gained insights from individuals on their transportation issues and what changes they would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle
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On Tuesday, the District Council passed the "Specialty License Plate Amendment Act of 2016" which includes a Bicycle Awareness license plate. Previously, this had been proposed by CM Allen as the Bicycle Awareness Motor Vehicle License Plate Amendment Act Of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at TheWashCycle