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REI opening near Met Branch Trail
Not so long ago, there were no bike shops in NE. Now there are several. REI joins that crowd late next year.
January 29, 2015, WashCycle
London will have longest protected bike lane in Europe
While bike infrastructure is cheap, London is devoting serious resources to ensuring that this bike lane is as safe, spacious, and comfortable as it can be. The central portion of the bike route, about 5.5 miles, will cost £41 to construct ($62 million).
Angie Schmitt, January 28, 2015, Streetsblog USA
Alexandria to eliminate 'add value' option aboard buses
Starting April 1, riders of the Alexandria's transit system, DASH, will no longer have the option to add value to their SmarTrip cards aboard the city’s buses. By doing this, Alexandria transportation officials say they will eliminate delays during the boarding process and ensure reliable departures and arrivals.
Luz Lazo, January 29, 2015, Washington Post
Tejada opts out of County Board re-election bid
Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada today informed Arlington County Democratic Committee leaders that he did not plan to seek re-election in November, according to reports from within the party.
Scott McCaffrey, January 28, 2015, Inside NoVa
Capital Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Shows Growth of biking
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) has updated and posted its "Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the National Capital Region” on the MWCOG website.
January 28, 2015, FABB
Montgomery Bikeshare participation exceeds expectations
Montgomery County’s Bikeshare program had about 35,000 trips in its first year, exceeding county expectations by almost 50 percent.
Katherine Shaver, January 28, 2015, Washington Post
Map: Where pedestrians and cyclists have been struck in D.C.
In 2014, pedestrians and cyclists were struck by drivers of vehicles at least 515 times in D.C. That number is already 29 in 2015, according to Struck in D.C., a Twitter account that compiles tweets from D.C. fire and police, as well as affected parties.
Sarah Anne Hughes, Morgan Hines, January 26, 2015, Washington City Paper
Woman arrested in Arlington double hit-and-run
Police said Tuesday that a woman driving an SUV drove into a parking lot in the 3600 block of Columbia Pike, struck a car, and while backing out, injured two people.
January 28, 2015, NBC Washington