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Town of Chevy Chase won't file Purple Line lawsuit
Leaders for the Town of Chevy Chase have spent about $214,000 so far on legal fees as part of their long-held opposition to the planned Purple Line route, but the town has no plans to file a lawsuit against the light-rail project, as a trail advocacy group did Tuesday.
Katherine Shaver, August 27, 2014, Washington Post
Alexandria expands Capital Bikeshare
Last week Alexandria added 8 stations in the Del Ray and Carlyle neighborhoods, doubling the size of the system within Alexandria.
August 27, 2014, WashCycle
Balancing bike-share stations has become serious science
In this week's issue of Science, Vienna correspondent Chelsea Wald reports that as many as 30 researchers are devoting serious time to rebalancing—some in collaboration with bike-share operators in major cities.
Eric Jaffe, August 27, 2014, Citilab
Bike registration continues to rise in Arlington
When Arlington County Police Lt. Heather Hurlock returned from a vacation last week, she found more than 70 messages from residents asking to register their bicycles.
Ethan Rothstein, August 26, 2014, ARLnow
Montgomery Parks to honor Capital Crescent Trail visionary
Montgomery Parks, the Montgomery Parks Foundation and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail will honor trail advocate John Dugger with a special plaque next month.
Aaron Kraut, August 26, 2014, Bethesda Now
More Americans expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend
This is expected to be the biggest Labor Day travel weekend since 2008, with slightly lower gas prices helping to encourage more people to take that last summer vacation, according to AAA’s annual projections. And with most of them saying they plan to drive, it also will be one of the more dangerous.
Ashley Halsey III, August 27, 2014, Washington Post
Trail advocates sue over Purple Line route
A trail advocacy group and two Montgomery County residents filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that building a light-rail Purple Line would harm two rare shrimplike creatures, including one that is a federally protected endangered species.
Katherine Shaver, August 26, 2014, Washington Post
Pittsburgh business leaders cheer protected bike lanes
“We have a growing city after 25 years of managing decline,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re now trying to figure out how to manage growth in a concentrated downtown area in which cars just can’t handle the load anymore.”
Michael Andersen, August 26, 2014, People for Bikes