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Arlington County and Alexandria have applied for a SMART SCALE grant that will allow them to widen and improve the Virginia portion of the Mt. Vernon Trail between Roosevelt Island and Jones Point Park. The portion that runs across Columbia... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The new Douglass Bridge, currently under construction, promises to significantly upgrade one of the Anacostia's few bicycle crossings. But what has been less celebrated is that it will result in a new place where cyclists and pedestrians can cross the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The Fort Circle Trail located east of the river is one of DC's oldest bike trails. Though underused, and a fraction of what it was once promised to be, it's beloved. The trail provides a mountain biking opportunity within the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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In a headline that would be complete gibberish 5 years ago, Uber announced that it was selling Jump to its competitor Lime, which it also owns part of. Jump started in New York back in 2010 and came to DC... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The COG's Transportation Planning Board recently approved 15 projects to share in the $857,266 of funding from the federal Transportation Land Use Connections (TLC) Program. TLC provides short-term consultant services to local jurisdictions for small planning projects that promote mixed-use,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Late last year, the Council of Governments presented the results their latest State of the Commute survey. There was nothing too Earth-shattering in it and it was, as usual, hampered by combining walking and biking in most statistics, but it... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Developers got a second round of approval for a new Battery Lane District plan last week. The plan includes a two-way separated bicycle facility along the south side of Battery Lane, replacing the current bike lanes, and an improved Bethesda... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Seat Pleasant, located right next to Washington, DC's eastern corner, updated their Master Plan in 2018 and while it doesn't contain many specifics, it does in general plan for a more bike-friendly city, envisioning a future with more bike lanes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Arlington County is accepting comments on their 2020 Resurfacing Projects for Complete Streets now through tomorrow April 21st. Staff have reviewed the annual list of projects up for routine maintenance and identified a subset of streets for potential projects. Community... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Projects to improve the Custis Trail and Lynn Street Esplanade in Rosslyn are now "substantially complete". Work began in late 2018 to widen sidewalks and add a new on-street bike lane along North Lynn Street, widen the Custis Trail to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The planners of the 11th Street Bridge Park have a new design that is intended to create better connections with the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, but the changes from the 2017 design are modest, especially for cyclists. It remains true that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The US Department of Agriculture wants to make perimeter improvements to the Arboretum including upgrading and replacing fences and gates. The two most important gate changes, at Bladensburg Road and M Street are still in the long-term plan, but not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at TheWashCycle
A recent paper tries to quantify how much increased cycling can reduce greenhouse gas production. This study shows that if levels of cycling in the EU-27 were equivalent to those found in Denmark, bicycle use would help achieve 12 to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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R. Emmett Tyrrell is a magazine editor, book author and columnist and the founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator. He has also spent his career being wrong about cycling, a fact made all the more surprising by the fact... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Construction on a couple of segments of the North Branch Trail, a trail that will eventually extend along the North Branch of Rock Creek from the Rock Creek Valley Trail to Olney, was to begin this spring or last fall,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service is currently a few years in to a multi-phase project to resurface parts of the C&O Canal path. Some of the repairs have already been in Montgomery County and more might be (there's a TBD element... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Crystal City is going to be undergoing some radical changes and very soon.* Not only will HQ2 be coming to the area, but there are several large projects in the works including the redevelopment of 1900 Crystal Drive, 101 12th... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Back in 2017, at the request of safe streets advocates, Alexandria adopted a vision zero action plan with a goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2028. In 2018 they added new Leading Pedestrian Interval lights at some intersections... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Last summer DDOT completed the 30% designs for the Connecticut Avenue (CTA) deckover and streetscape project. That project will redesign CTA from Dupont Circle to California Street and build a plaza over top of the open hole above CTA right... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Sunday is International Women's Day! As Washington cyclists we should celebrate our unique place in the world of women's cycling as it was here that the "women's bicycle" was invented and down Pennsylvania Avenue that women first publicly rode a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration are studying the safety at intersections on the southern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The study is looking at potential ways to improve safety on the Parkway between the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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The Arboretum Bridge comment period has concluded and late last month DDOT issued a report on the comments. The bridge, built across the Anacostia between the Arboretum and Kenilworth Gardens has been part of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail plan for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2020 at TheWashCycle
Oslo and Washington, DC are roughly the same size. In 2019, the former had zero pedestrian and bicyclist deaths and DC had 14. So what did Oslo do that made the difference? One thing is that they started with a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at TheWashCycle
In a 2018 report by the Transportation Planning Board, they note that biking has grown considerably as a commute choice, even while it remains a small part of the commute pie. In 2000, commuting by bicycle accounted for 0.3% of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at TheWashCycle
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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released his proposed capital budget last week and much to the chagrin of trail advocates, it includes no money for the county's portion of the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT). Montgomery County Council member Andrew Friedson... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at TheWashCycle