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Back in December, White's Ferry was closed in part because a cable was destroyed during a Christmas Day flood and in part because of a dispute over landing rights on the Virginia side. After negotiations to reopen it failed, the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TheWashCycle
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Right now if someone gets a speeding ticket in DC they incur 3-5 points on their license. Unless that ticket is camera-enforced, then they don't get any points assessed. [Surprisingly, there are no points for running lights or stop signs]... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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At a recent ANC meeting, DDOT announced plans to speed up the West Virginia Avenue (WVA) road diet completing the 2-phase project about a year earlier than originally announced. Work will start in the spring of 2021 and finish up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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Not gonna happen DDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have been working on the rehabilitation of Broad Branch Road between Linnean Avenue and Beach Drive since 2011. The project has been slowed by the narrow right-of-way of the road,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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Charles County is studying a possible connection between two rail trails, the Indian Head Rail Trail in White Plains and the Three Notch Trail south of Hughesville. On the map above, the orange line is the Indian Head, the blue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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Starting last year, Montgomery Parks started closing (or opening, from a certain point of view) sections of parkways to give people more room to get out an exercise during the pandemic, since Covid closed many of the indoor spaces people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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The Arlington Boulevard Trail is one of the oldest in Northern Virginia, having first opened in 1974, but even back then there was always a discontinuous section at the Day's Inn just south of Pershing Avenue. With that property being... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued its first bicycle safety report in 47 years. Among those bicyclists involved in crashes with motor vehicles, 15% were hospitalized, treated and transferred, or held for observation, indicating a serious injury level. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at TheWashCycle
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I left one off the list, but had already written this, so then I had 13. Enjoy! Just north of the District Boundary on the east side of the Anacostia lies Dueling Creek. Technically, the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail ends at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Lower Beaverdam Creek (LBC) is a 5 mile long stream that flows from just inside the Beltway near the New Carrollton Metro/MARC station then parallel to the Penn Line to the Anacostia River just inside the District. It has several... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, along with the Northeast Branch, is one of the two streams that forms the main stem of the Anacostia River. It's a 21.5 mile long stream running from the Sandy Spring area of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Brier's Mill Run is a 3.5 mile long tributary of the Northeast Branch of the Anacostia in Prince George's county. It used to be known as Brier Ditch, but stakeholders renamed it in order to increase awareness of it. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Indian Creek is a 6.5 mile long stream in Prince George's County. It starts in the hills of Beltsville and flows almost due south to the College Park airport and the confluence with Paint Branch where the two form the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Still Creek is a 3.5 mile long tributary of the Northeast Branch in Prince George's County. It flows from the Shrom Hills area of Greenbelt, underneath the Beltway and the BW Parkway and then mostly through Greenbelt National Park (GNP)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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For DC cyclists, it was a busy legislative year. Four separate pieces of legislation passed in 2020 that will impact cycling either directly or indirectly. Arguably the most important piece of legislation was the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Paint Branch is a stream through eastern Montgomery and western Prince George's Counties that merges with Indian Creek near the College Park Airport to form the Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River. There's an existing trail that follows it from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Watts Branch is a 5 mile long tributary of the Anacostia River in Prince George's County and Washington, DC. It starts in Capitol Heights, MD and then flows north and west through the entirety of northeast DC east of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Wells Run is a 2 mile long tributary of the Northeast Branch in Prince George's County. It's starts along the ridge west of Adelphi Road and flows east through University Park and Riverdale Park. Along the way it goes through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Little Paint Branch is an ~8 mile long tributary of Paint Branch that flows from Burtonsville in Montgomery County to a location just north or the Paint Branch Golf Course in College Park, which is in Prince George's County. A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Captain John Branch is a 2-mile long tributary of the Northeast Branch in Prince George's County. It flows above ground, but channelized, for a little more than a mile in East Riverdale and is buried in Woodlawn. This stream has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Takoma Branch is a 1.7 mile long tributary of Sligo Creek, it's rare in the Anacostia watershed in that it flows north - if ever so slightly - and it starts in DC and flows into Maryland*. A trail along... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Long Branch is a 2 mile long stream through Silver Spring and Takoma Park in Montgomery County. It's a tributary of Sligo Creek, and has a trail along part of it, but that part doesn't connect to the Sligo Creek... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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It's been awhile since I've done the Christmas Wish List, my once-anual list of things that would be great even if no one else thinks so, and I'm bringing it back again this year to focus on one trail system... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Really late to this but earlier this year Montgomery County announced the first "protected bike lanes in White Oak," even though I don't think a lot of readers of this blog would call them "protected". Not to poop on them,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Some interesting facts from the Transportation Planning Board's Regional Travel Survey. 48% of the region's households have at least one bicycle available for use. Also, no surprise here, but households in the core areas of DC, Alexandria and Arlington (the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2020 at TheWashCycle