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[ 0 ] November 21, 2017

Construction progressing along the Jones Falls Trail

Work on the long delayed $8.5 million Phase V of the Jones Falls Trail in Baltimore is currently underway. The section will extend the trail north from Clyburn to the Mt. Washington light rail station, crossing a 400-foot-long bridge built…

[ 0 ] November 20, 2017

Senate Tax Plan would repeal the bicycle commuter benefit

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has moved from the House to the Senate, and so last week Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released the “Chairman’s Mark” to the Senate’s version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This much-anticipated amendment…

[ 0 ] November 17, 2017

Pentagon Master Plan suggests new sharrows, showers and bike parking

The Department of Defense has submitted an updated Pentagon Master Plan to the National Capitol Planning Commission for their approval. The new master plan is intended to improve security, enhance the quality of life for employees, and address accommodations for…

[ 0 ] November 16, 2017

Driver in fatal DC hit and run crash found and charged

In late June, cyclist Burgess Johnson was struck by a Camaro while going to the store. The driver of the Camaro reportedly got out of the car after the crash, assessed the situation and then drove away. Three weeks later…

[ 0 ] November 15, 2017

College Park TOD will update bike/ped Metro tunnel and add bike sharing

The Prince George’s County planning board has approved a 440-unit transit-oriented apartment complex on a parking lot just south and east of the College Park Metro Station. That project will also build a parklet and add amenities for cyclists. The…

[ 0 ] November 14, 2017

2017 Trails Symposium this Thursday

Join the Capital Trails Coalition on November 16 for the fourth annual Trails Symposium! We’ll learn about and discuss the progress of the Coalition’s second year, dig into current trail development topics, and look forward to the year ahead. The…

[ 0 ] November 13, 2017

New Van Buren Bridge will feature bike markings

The city of Falls Church is rebuilding the Van Buren Bridge over Four Mile Run in Benjamin Banneker Park. A spur of the W&OD Trail connects to Van Buren just south of the bridge and a repair was needed here….

[ 0 ] November 10, 2017

Georgetown section of C&O canal could get the High Line treatment

The National Park Service and Georgetown leaders have been working on a plan to change the C&O Canal from a sleepy back yard to a front yard show piece. The goal is to restore, revitalize and reimagine the 1 mile…

[ 0 ] November 9, 2017

OT: When counting votes in Virginia, intent should matter

Sorry while I get a little off-topic. After the 2000 election in Florida, I read a ton about how the recount shook out. One thing was that Katherine Graham at first said that they would figure out the intent of…

[ 0 ] November 9, 2017

Port Covington Bike Plan

A Baltimore developer is planning to develop an old rail yard on the waterfront and the plan is to make it bike friendly. Sagamore Development, a private real estate firm owned by billionaire Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, has proposed…

[ 0 ] November 8, 2017

DoBi – This is kind of a big deal

Did you hear that dockless bikeshare came to the DC area? It’s true. About 3 months ago. There are five companies – MoBike, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo and Jump DC. Some of them operate in Montgomery County and DC. Arlington and…

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

Tomorrow is election day in Virginia – Arlington County Board edition

Virginia is electing members of the House of Delegates, 3 statewide offices including Governor and Lt. Governor, school board members and some local offices as well. Whatever your party or policies, it’s important for everyone to go to the polls….

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

New Douglass Bridge will expand the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and be much better for cyclists

In August, Mayor Bowser presented the final design for the new Frederick Douglass Bridge, on which work is expected to begin by the end of this year (or so they say) and complete in 2021. It is one part of…

[ 0 ] November 3, 2017

VA election reminders

For Virginia voters considering their delegate choices… From 2011: One Virginia Delegate wants to redirect state money from bike sharing. “Del. Jim LeMunyon, R-Fairfax, proposed shifting some of money set aside for bike-sharing programs to projects he argues would do…

[ 0 ] November 3, 2017

The temporary Riverdale Park Station section of the Trolley Trail is now open

While not the final configuration, the gap in the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail* is no more and cyclists can now bike from one end (Franklins in Hyattsville) to the other (the 7-11 in College Park). The gates were removed…