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[ 0 ] April 24, 2018

Congestion pricing: when the right answer is just too hard to implement

A task force convened by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was tasked with recommending solutions to the severe traffic congestion problems in Manhattan’s CBD and identify sources of revenue to fix the ailing subway system. I mean, OK. But this…

[ 0 ] April 20, 2018

Maryland Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Schools Act

House Bill 285, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Schools Act, has unanimously passed both the house and the senate in Maryland, and (I think) is only awaiting signature from the Governor. The bill would require the Department of Transportation…

[ 0 ] April 19, 2018

NVRPA considering ways to separate cyclists and pedestrians on the W&OD Trail

At a Arlington County Board meeting late last year, “Paul Gilbert, executive director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks), said his organization is mulling ways to separate those on foot from those on two wheels.” That’s a…

[ 0 ] April 18, 2018

2019 to be a very busy year in DC trails (if the TIP is to be believed)

Last November, DC amended the FY 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and it puts a lot of work of interest to cyclists into 2019. One of the most important changes to cyclists is that the bulk of funding for construction…

[ 0 ] April 17, 2018

Edgemont II development will add PBLs to Woodmont and Edgemoor in Bethesda

The proposed Edgemont II project will develop the land immediately adjacent to the Edgemont at Bethesda Metro apartments located at the corner of Edgemoor Lane and Woodmont Avenue. The Project proposes to redevelop the Property with up to 301,193 total…

[ 0 ] April 16, 2018

Army Navy road diet would make room for a PBL

Shortly after I wrote about this project in January, Arlington County had a public workshop about the Army Navy Drive Complete Streets project. Some more material from that meeting is now available. Nothing official has changed about the concept so…

[ 0 ] April 16, 2018

From the Archives: Vision Zero 1896-style

In 1896 a group of cyclists in DC that included the League of American Wheelman and the United Wheelman of the District of Columbia met with two of the district’s three commissioners to discuss a list of regulatory changes they…

[ 0 ] April 13, 2018

Barry Farm could become the most bike friendly neighborhood in Ward 8 by 2020

DC could begin demolition of Barry Farm any day now, in fact they’re already a little behind schedule, and once they’re done rebuilding it, the new Barry Farm could be the most bike-friendly neighborhood in Ward 8. This is a…

[ 0 ] April 13, 2018

Petals and Pedals — Bike EOTR Parks with DPR and LimeBike

DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has partnered with LimeBike for an exciting and unique series of FITDC bike rides through a few parks East of the River in Washington, D.C. with #BiketheDistrict: Petals & Pedals. The next ride…

[ 0 ] April 13, 2018

National Park Rx Day! April 28

Join the National Park Service for healthy outdoor fun on National Park Rx Day! When: Saturday, April 28 2018, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Fort Circle Parks – 5161 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017 Food and…

[ 0 ] April 12, 2018

The bicycle commuter benefit is dead (sort of) (for now)

As frequent readers here are aware, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that congress passed late last year made bicycle commuter benefits taxable, but the benefit isn’t dead yet, and it could get better. It’s not all dead, because employers…

[ 0 ] April 12, 2018

Work on Phase I of the South Shore Trail is underway

The South Shore trail is a proposed 14 mile rail trail that will link the B&A Trail, the WB&A Trail and the Annapolis Colonial Maritime Trail. One short section (Phase Va)has already been built from Annapolis Plaza to Anne Arundel…

[ 0 ] April 11, 2018

W&OD and FMR Trails in Banneker Park to be improved, then rerouted

In December, Arlington County adopted a framework plan for Banneker Park which includes changes to both the Four Mile Run and W&OD Trails. (last post here) In the short term the trails will be resurfaced and widened. The width of…

[ 0 ] April 11, 2018

WMATA moves to raze the Foundry Branch Bridge

Metro has applied for a permit to raze the streetcar bridge over Foundry Branch. DDOT is interested in using the bridge as part of a trail that would follow some portion of the streetcar ROW between the Palisades and Georgetown,…

[ 0 ] April 9, 2018

Capitol Region Safety Targets

At the January meeting of COG’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee there was a presentation on the Regional Highway Safety Targets which could be viewed as a starting point for regional goal setting on safety. Because the region involves 3 state…