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  • DOT head challenges mayors on bicycle, walking safety
    The mayors and others will have access to DOT data and resources – along with proven approaches from their own cities – to create bike and pedestrian safety programs.
    Larry Copeland, January 22, 2015, USA Today
     
  • Va. legislative update
    'Following Too Closely' passes House, 'Crossing Double Yellow' and 'Dooring' up for Senate vote.
    January 23, 2015, Virginia Bicycling Federation
     
  • Tell VDOT to include bike, pedestrian facilities in I-66 project
    Your help is needed to ensure that safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian facilities are included as part of a significant construction project planned for the I-66 corridor outside the Beltway.
    January 22, 2015, FABB
     
  • A path forward for the WB&A Trail
    The Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail (WB&A) in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties promises to be everything that a first class rail trail can be.
    Garrett Hennigan, January 22, 2015, WABA
     
  • DDOT proposes taking traffic lanes to add bike lanes
    Among the additions and changes to projects proposed to the Transportation Planning Board for inclusion in the 2015 Financially Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), is an addition of ten dedicated bike lane projects requested by DDOT.
    January 22, 2015, WashCycle
     
  • Arlington offers cash bikeshare memberships to the unbanked
    As advocates and city officials have tried to make this economical and healthy transportation option more widely accessible, they've persistently come across a major obstacle: how to extend bike-share to people without bank accounts or credit cards.
    Tanya Snyder, January 21, 2015, GGW
     
  • Va. House panel OKs bill to protect bicyclists
    The House Transportation Committee approved a bill Tuesday to make it illegal for the operator of a motor vehicle to follow a bicycle or moped too closely.
    January 21, 2015, fredericksburg.com
     
  • Bike-related bills in the 2015 Va. General Assembly
    Here are this year’s bills of interest to cyclists. We support all except one, the mandatory sidepath bill, which of course we oppose.
    January 19, 2015, Virginia Bicycling Federation