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[ 0 ] February 22, 2018

Riverdale Park Bridge nearly finished

The Hyattsville Wire reports A bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station to the Discovery District is slated to open in early 2018. The bridge will run from Van Buren Street — which goes past Whole Foods through the center of the…

[ 0 ] February 21, 2018

Surprise: Cyclists don’t break the law more than drivers do

I know everyone is going to be shocked to learn this, but according to a recent study, cyclists are in compliance with the law most of the time and slightly more often than drivers are. [I’m actually surprised by how…

[ 0 ] February 20, 2018

Arlington County wants to talk Transportation – Feb 26th

The event will feature a panel discussion, presentation, audience Q&A and time for networking. For decades Arlington’s investments in its transportation network have allowed the County to accommodate new homes, jobs and services while decreasing traffic on its main roads….

[ 0 ] February 16, 2018

DDOT and DOES hosting Commuter Benefits Information Sessions

I’m a little late to this, and I didn’t go (this blog post is starting out swimmingly) but DDOT and DOES have hosted another Commuter Benefits Information Sessions to help employers understand the 2016 Commuter Benefits Law. That law requires…

[ 0 ] February 15, 2018

2018 Maryland Bike legislation

I’m tired, so here’s a big cut and paste Below is a list of our agenda items followed by one action that you can take to be involved in the process. Vulnerable Road User Law As stated by the League…

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018

Bike commuting in DC, demographics

A recent people for bikes blog post (and the better bike share blog post it’s based on) try to tease out how bike share has increased bike commuting in the District. They make a noble effort, but there are just…

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

2018 Virginia Bike legislation

There are several bills working their way through the Virginia legislature right now that are of interest to cyclists, and if you really want to know more you should follow the Virginia Bicycling Federation. But I will try to give…

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

Frederick Douglass 200 Birthday – Oxon Run Trail ribbon cutting and bridge grounbreaking

Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday this year, and to make sure he remains an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and he continues to be recognized more and more the District is celebrating all week. Today, at noon, there…

[ 0 ] February 12, 2018

Trails are part of cuts for Montgomery County budget shortfall

Montgomery County is drawing up a savings plan in response to a budget shortfall of nearly $120 million, and it should be no surprise that this means a cut to capital improvement projects in the Department of Parks and Recreation….

[ 0 ] February 9, 2018

Bobo’s oat bars

I was recently sent a box of Bobo’s oat bars, with the promise they are “cycling fuel.” I don’t know about that, but they are pretty tasty. When we got the box, I first allowed the family’s chief nutritionist to…

[ 0 ] February 8, 2018

Army Navy Drive Complete Street Project Survey

Arlington County wants your input about the Army Navy Drive Complete Street safety improvements project. The proposed project will redesign Army Navy Drive as a complete street featuring pedestrian, bicycle, transit, vehicle and environmental enhancements. The project will improve local…

[ 0 ] February 8, 2018

OFF-STREET TRAILS PAVEMENT CONDITION ASSESSMENT

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation plans to evaluate the condition of asphalt pavement on off-street trails during the month of February 2018. A specialty company will be used for this assessment and will use a modified van fitted…

[ 0 ] February 7, 2018

New S. Oak Street Bridge a small part of Future Tripps Run Trail

This is not much of a bike project, but Falls Church is planning a significant rehab of S. Oak Bridge over Tripps Run that will create a better connection to a trail you probably aren’t using. Oak Street Bridge is…

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

Massachusetts Avenue Rehab: no bike lanes, but a better street

DDOT is planning to rehabilitate the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue NW from 20th Street, around Sheridan Circle and to Waterside Drive on the east side of Rock Creek Park. At a public meeting in October they presented some of the…

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

Maryland HB 25: Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Public Schools – Study

A group of Maryland legislators have introduced a bill requiring the state DOT to study pedestrian and bicycle access to public schools. FOR the purpose of requiring the Department of Transportation to study and make certain recommendations regarding pedestrian and…