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[ 0 ] July 27, 2017

Kidical Mass Ride Sunday, July 30, 2017: Kidically summer 3.0

It’s summer in Arlington and all you want to do is get wet and eat ice cream! Kidical Mass is here to help. For the third year, we’re going to ride from a sprayground to ice cream: we’ll meet at…

[ 0 ] July 26, 2017

Bus Lane Project could make 16th Street more bikeable

DDOT is holding another meeting on the 16th Street NW Bus Lane Project tomorrow night and this may be a project cyclists want to follow. The design visuals of the 16th Street corridor were promised this past spring, but I…

[ 0 ] July 26, 2017

Wake me up before you Dormsjo

DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo is leaving for a job at the engineering firm Louis Berger. In an interview Tuesday night, Dormsjo said he informed Bowser of his decision last week, and though she tried to talk him out of it,…

[ 0 ] July 25, 2017

Oregon’s Bicycle Tax is kinda stupid

As you probably know, Oregon passed a bicycle tax that will go into effect in the near future. Oregon state legislature voted to slap a $15 surcharge on the purchase of bicycles that cost $200 or more. This is not…

[ 0 ] July 25, 2017

Bipartisan group introduces the Bikeshare Transit Act of 2016

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), co-chairs of the Congressional Bike Caucus, reintroduced the Bikeshare Transit Act last month. This bipartisan legislation supports local bikeshare programs by helping communities access federal funds for bikeshare facilities and equipment….

[ 0 ] July 24, 2017

Pope’s Creek Rail Trail construction could start next year

11 years after Maryland made money available to buy the land, and more than 3 years after getting additional funding to buy (more land?) and to design the trail, it appears that they might break ground on the southern terminus…

[ 0 ] July 21, 2017

I-66 Trail should be outside the sound wall, but VDOT giving into irrational fears instead of rational ones

The I-66 Outside the Beltway project will include 22 miles of parallel trail, which is great, but there is a real fight going on right now about what that trail will be like. Specifically over the ~5 miles that will…

[ 0 ] July 21, 2017

Biking and walking to DCA might actually become a thing

The Crystal City BID is funding a feasibility study for an improved connection between Crystal City and DCA. the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is in the middle of a planning study that may relocate the Crystal City VRE station to…

[ 0 ] July 21, 2017

Arlington Bike and Walk Happy Hour – July 26th

Link The Coalition for Smarter Growth is excited to link up with WalkArlington and BikeArlington for our July happy hour! Join us at the new Heritage Brewing Co. in Clarendon for a lovely night of socializing and chatting about we…

[ 0 ] July 20, 2017

Meeting will discuss Monroe Street Bridge plans and schedule, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail

DDOT is hosting a meeting on the Monroe Street Bridge Project tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at Luke C. Moore High School, where they discuss the Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge Project. DDOT will present the plans and schedule for the…

[ 0 ] July 20, 2017

Biking and walking: A great investment for the Volkswagon settlement, but sadly not eligible

DC stands to get $8.125 million from Volkswagen as part of their settlement resulting from the civil enforcement case, Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales, Practices, and Products Liability Litigation. And other states and Puerto Rico will get some too. The…

[ 0 ] July 19, 2017

Hyattsville to try blended bikeshare

Last spring, Prince George’s County announced plans to add 670 Capital Bikeshare bikes at 67 stations spread between upcounty and the National Harbor* starting in spring 2018. More recently, Hyattsville has entered talks to add mBike stations to the town…

[ 0 ] July 19, 2017

Bridge closure on Sligo Creek Trail staring 7/31/2017

A couple of readers have alerted me that a bridge on the Sligo Creek Trail will be closed on 7/31/17. This is the most downstream bridge on the Sligo Creek trail, just feet from connecting with the Northwest Branch trail.

[ 0 ] July 19, 2017

Clang, Clang, Goes the Streetcar Trail Bike Tour

Maryland Milestones is hosting a special bike tour of the Heritage Area. Ride leaves from the Maryland Milestones Heritage Center, 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD. This ride does not include food and will require waivers of liability. Ride cost is…

[ 0 ] July 18, 2017

DC Cyclist hit by driver who left scene, dies from injuries

A cyclist who was hit by a driver who then fled the scene died from his injuries on Sunday. They said Burgess Johnson, 53, of Southeast Washington, died Sunday of injuries suffered in the crash. The crash occurred June 30…