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Bike lanes will be included in Sherwood Hall Lane project
In a memo to local officials, Fairfax County DOT announced that the Sherwood Hall Lane Pavement Marking project will include bike lanes from Route 1 to Fort Hunt Road.
April 17, 2014, FABB
Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday
The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. It allocates funding for essential highway, bridge, rail and other transportation projects for the next six fiscal years, starting July 1.
April 17, 2014, WTOP
D.C., Md., Va. officials teaming up on pedestrian and bicyclist safety
Local officials and safety advocates are kicking off the Street Smart campaign Thursday.
April 17, 2014, ABC 7
Local climate doesn't exert much influence on biking and walking
In its big biannual benchmarking report, the Alliance for Biking and Walking cross-referenced climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with walk and bike commutes rates in U.S. cities. They found only a “weak relationship” between climate and active commuting.
Angie Schmitt, April 16, 2014, Streetsblog USA
DC to start planning Benning Road transportation improvements
The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail connects to Benning Road at 3 places along this stretch. The bridge is the only place to legally cross DC-295/Anacostia Freeway by bike or on foot from Hayes St to Pennsylvania Ave (and Hayes is impossible to get to from Benning Road) making it a critical connection.
April 16, 2014, WashCycle
Capital Bikeshare supplier bought
Planned expansions of the Capital Bikeshare system may avoid long delays after all. Public Bike System Company, the sole supplier of bicycles and bike docks for D.C.'s bikeshare program, now has a new owner.
Martin Di Caro, April 16, 2014, WAMU
Transit Union, Sierra Club join forces
The Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club will announce tomorrow that they are joining forces to highlight the connection between transportation and climate change.
Tanya Snyder, April 15, 2014, Streetsblog USA
Highway fund bankruptcy now projected for August
The Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday moved up its projected bankruptcy date for the trust fund that is used to pay for road and transit projects, saying it will now run dry by the end of August.
Keith Laing, April 15, 2014, The Hill