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  • Open house for Arlington Memorial Circle redesign Mar. 3
    The National Park Service is hosting a public open house on March 3rd to present rough design ideas for Arlington Memorial Circle on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The area has a long history of safety issues for Mount Vernon Trail users
    Greg Billing, March 2, 2015, WABA
     
  • 1st Anacostia River Festival to feature bike rides and a bike parade
    The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service are sponsoring the First Anacostia River Festival this April at the end of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Among many other free events, the festival will feature a bike parade run by ArtReach and Illumination coalition, a WABA led trail ride, and street activities like bike decoration and a tune-up tent.
    March 2, 2015, WashCycle
     
  • Arlington prepares for photo red-light enforcement expansion
    More red-light safety cameras will be installed at Arlington County intersections in the near future, providing 24-hour enforcement technology to chosen intersections. The additions involve seven cameras at five locations.
    February 27, 2015, Arlington County
     
  • U.S. cities unveil plans for protected bike lanes
    Spring is three weeks away, and that means it's time for one of American cities' newest rituals: announcing the year's protected bike lane construction plans.
    Michael Andersen, February 27, 2015, People for Bikes
     
  • Arlington, Fairfax to conduct sobriety checkpoint Mar. 6
    On Friday, March 6, 2015 the Arlington County Police Department will conduct a joint sobriety checkpoint with assistance from the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, and the Fairfax County Police Department across two jurisdictions.
    February 27, 2015, Arlington County
     
  • Arlington County Board members tout bicycle awards
    Arlington County Board members on Feb. 24 gave themselves a pat on the back after Arlington received the “Best Advocacy Win” award from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
    February 27, 2015, Inside NoVa
     
  • U.S. pedestrian fatalities unchanged in 2014
    Data compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association and released Thursday estimated the 2014 pedestrian death toll will almost mirror that of the year before. The glimmer of local good news in the figures is that pedestrian deaths fell somewhat in the District, Virginia and Maryland.
    Ashley Halsey III, February 26, 2015, Washington Post
     
  • Watch a decade of data come to life on OpenStreetMap
    OpenStreetMap passed its 10th anniversary last fall. Over those years, it's led a quiet revolution in digital mapmaking.
    Laura Bliss, February 26, 2015, Citylab