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The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) issued their Spring 2019 list of bicycle friendly communities and there is nothing to report in the immediate DC area. The closest city to be listed this year was Frederick, MD which renewed as... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at TheWashCycle
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Last week VDOT held meetings on 495 Next, the Northern Extension of 495's HOT lanes. I think it's a bad idea to widen the area's highways because of global warming and the way that widening highways doesn't work and people... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TheWashCycle
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David Grosso stops in a bike lane. I've been on the BAC for over a decade now, and on the legislative committee for most of that time, and I've never seen a year like this when it comes to legislation.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TheWashCycle
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See you tomorrow! Don’t miss Public Workshop #2 for the Rock Creek Far West Livability Study on Saturday, May 18th. Join the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Project Team to review preliminary recommendations and provide input for final recommendations. Public... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
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A section of the Capital Crescent Trail near the Bethesda trail head will be closed for about 10 weeks while Ourisman Honda finishes construction of a 1300 foot public plaza, and some other work related to their new garage. The... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TheWashCycle
The MWCOG's Transportation Planning Board recently approved $680,000 in funding for 13 Transportation Land-Use Connections (TLC) projects. The TLC Program provides short-term consultant services to local jurisdictions for small planning projects that promote mixed-use walkable communities and support a variety... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TheWashCycle
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In January Virginia Governor Northam signed a deal with Transurban to extend the 495 express lanes 3 miles from the Dulles corridor to the American Legion Bridge. “These four significant projects on I-495 and I-95 will reduce congestion, improve safety... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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The Montgomery County Planning Board approved a plan to allow e-bikes and e-scooters on some hard-surface trails as part of a 6-month pilot. A pilot for e-bikes and e-scooters was first announced in February and this will be related to,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at TheWashCycle
In April, Arkansas became the 2nd state in the US to pass a true Idaho Stop law that allows cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs (one guess who was first). Delaware passed... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Earlier this month, NPS held a meeting about a ideas to redesign the Fletcher's cove entrance, roads and parking lots. The project will have a small impact on the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) and C&O Canal towpath and comments are... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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DDOT is hosting a pair of public meetings this month on the proposed Arboretum Bridge. The bridge, a part of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail would connect Kenilworth Park to the Arboretum. It will also include a few hundred feet of... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Montgomery County announced this week that phase 2 of the Needwood Road Bike Path, and thus the whole project, is now complete, but for some signal and landscaping work. The Needwood Road Bike Path, which is not just for biking... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Last year, People for Bikes created a new system for identifying and ranking the best U.S. cities and towns for bicycling. In that list, DC came in 8th and Alexandria came in 5th for medium sized cities. Arlington came in... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Detours on the W&OD Trail at Route 29 (Lee Highway) began almost a month ago to make way for construction of the trail bridge there. Additionally, the Custis Trail will be detoured where it passes under I-66 near Bon Air... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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As mentioned last month, Phase I of the South Shore Trail is nearly complete. So near in fact that they're having a ribbon-cutting next week. Please join County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Department of Recreation and Parks for the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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It's time again to register for Bike to Work Day, which is to happen on Friday May 17th. As they put it With gridlock, gasoline prices, and the expense of driving solo on the rise, Commuter Connections and the Washington... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County recently approved updates to the bicycle portion of the County's Master Plan. The bicycle portion had last been updated in 2008 and the updates addressed both the plan and the proposed bike and trail network map. There were... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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The DC Bike Ride has been scheduled for May 18th and registration is now open. It's a 20 mile ride around the District and Arlington on car-free streets. The ride is currently poised to begin on Ohio Drive SW in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at TheWashCycle
Martin Austermuhle filled in for Kojo Nnamdi on Friday with guests Tom Sherwood and Councilmember Charles Allen. This was the same day as the Rally for Streets that Don't Kill People and so the subject of Vision Zero and safer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Last week a cyclist crossed an intersection against the light, was struck by a police officer and then ticketed. The incident was caught on camera and so got wide reporting. Among other things, it's an example of why vision zero... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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I spent a week in my hometown of Beaumont, TX at the beginning of the month and I couldn't help but look at it anew with my eye for bicycle transportation and what I saw was TONS of unused potential.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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South Shore trail, terminus of Phase I, Waterbury Road to Hansel Drive A 1.8 mile section of the South Shore Trail in Anne Arundel County is almost complete and more sections of the planned 14 mile trail are in various... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Just before 11pm on June 26, 2015 Donna Holiday Clark was riding south on her bicycle on Ritchie Road in Capital Heights. At the same time a driver heading south on Ritchie Road was passed by a black Dodge Charger... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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Charles Allen announced plans to submit an updated and expanded version of his Vision Zero bill from last year. That bill was introduced in November of last year, after the Vision Zero hearing in September, which itself followed a year... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at TheWashCycle
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On Friday Dave Salovesh was killed by a driver in a stolen van who was speeding away from a police stop, ran a red light, hit a car and ricocheted into Dave. This was at Florida and 12th, NE. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at TheWashCycle