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If you've ever biked or walked across the Theodore Roosevelt bridge, you've probably wondered how the hell we ended up with such a weird bridge sidewalk. I'm here to tell you the story and it's a bit crazy. First of... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at TheWashCycle
This past summer, Bisnow had an article about 8 building going up along DC* Trails. The more notable thing about the article is that it is even something to write about. There are so many trails now, and they're so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at TheWashCycle
DDOT issued a response to ANC 6D on the proposed P Street cycletrack and they intend to go forward despite the ANC's concerns. The project, as noted by GGW, is a part of the long-planned Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - connecting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at TheWashCycle
The Long Bridge Project, a project which will replace or expand the existing rail bridge across the Potomac River and potentially add a new bike/ped crossing, recently took a step forward when it released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at TheWashCycle
This may be a change that is actually no change but a new NPS policy will allow you to use e-bikes on NPS trails like the Mt. Vernon or Rock Creek Park trails. From what I've seen, people were already... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Conclusions from this Australian study: Convenience emerged as an important predictor of membership. Policymakers interested in expanding the membership base of bike share programs may benefit from designing bike share to be easily accessible. The distance to the closest docking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at TheWashCycle
The Greater Washington Partnership recently released a Blueprint for Regional Mobility, a transportation plan for the super-region. It is a transportation plan, one that would likely lead to more and better biking, but it's also a plan for moving towards... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at TheWashCycle
This ride will take you through the woods on Maryland’s beautiful trails —a whole new world, accessible by bike, and right in your backyard! Three route choices mean you can ride for 10, 30, or 55 miles, enjoying fall-themed treats... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at TheWashCycle
In early August, WTOP reported that Lyft was committed to bringing pedal assist bikes back to DC this fall. The initial electric bikes were pulled from the fleet this spring due to a few reports of brakes locking up, posing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Last month, Maryland announced its 2020 Transportation Alternatives, Maryland Bikeways and Recreational Trails funding which includes $9 million in grants to support bicycling and walking. In the immediate DC area, this includes Design of the New Hampshire Avenue Bikeway in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at TheWashCycle
As of late August, the College Park area has been replacing mBike with a new bike and scooter share system. After evaluating available options, City staff and our bike share partners chose VeoRide to recommend as the preferred vendor for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at TheWashCycle
8th Annual Arlington Fun Ride Join us on October 5th in support of the 8th Annual Arlington Fun Ride! This is a family-friendly ride on the scenic Arlington Loop with 16-, 12-, 8- and 4-mile route options. Riders will explore... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Not really news, but back in January, the Fairfax County planning commission and Board of Supervisors decided to drop two trails in Huntley Meadows Park from the Countywide Trails Plan and Bicycle Master Plan. FABB writes: Although there are no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Earlier this month, the Klingle Valley Trail closed to allow workers to replace a storm pipe that wasn't large enough to handle storm water needs. The project will also include an upgrade to the eastern trailhead (I think). The trail... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at TheWashCycle
The Bowser Administration announced that the bus/bike lane pilot on H and I Streets NW will become permanent effective November 12, 2019. Bus speeds and reliability were improved during the pilot program. Preliminary data comparing June 2018 and June 2019... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at TheWashCycle
The National Capital Planning Commission has released the draft federal Transportation Element for public comment through November 12, 2019. The Transportation Element provides policy guidance to support a regional multimodal transportation system that promotes responsible land use and development and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at TheWashCycle
[Did you know that the whole idea for car free days started in Europe during the 1973 energy crisis? It started in early November 1973 when Netherlands and Belgium began banning cars on Sundays for anyone not working that day.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at TheWashCycle
In June, the Montgomery County Planning Board gave approval to transmit a proposed zoning text amendment (ZTA) to the County Council to modify the bicycle parking requirements in the county's zoning code. This ZTA would fulfill a recommendation in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at TheWashCycle
A cyclist died on Georgetown Road in Montgomery County at the end of July. He was riding on a narrow sidewalk next to an unfriendly road, fell while trying to navigate around trash cans and was hit by a car.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Arlington National Cemetery is going to expand south, which will remove a bicycle-friendly route on Southgate Road and replace it with a multi-use trail along Columbia Pike. Gillian Burgess has an excellent write-up of it here from last year with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at TheWashCycle
The Custis Trail in Arlington will be detoured beginning Monday, Sept. 16, due to I-66 Eastbound Widening Project construction. The trail will be closed where it passes under I-66 near Bon Air Park for construction to widen the bridge above.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at TheWashCycle
In late July, NPS hosted an open house on the Environmental Assessment for the Buzzard Point Park Improvement Project. The Project will include about 1000 feet of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, filling in a gap between two sections currently under... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at TheWashCycle
From a press release Commuter Connections and the Maryland Transportation Institute at the University of Maryland, with technology development funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), will launch incenTrip, a new mobile app... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Three Montgomery County Council members are questioning the local Planning Board’s decision to abandon a temporary road-lane reduction and realign the Capital Crescent Trail’s crossing with Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. In June, the planning board voted to get rid... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at TheWashCycle