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Fairfax plans to complete new Beltway crossing in Tysons
In keeping with the plans for Tysons, the new route will include wide sidewalks, bike lanes, lighting, benches and trash receptacles in an effort to make it hospitable to pedestrians and cyclists as well as cars.
Kali Schumitz, December 16, 2014, fairfaxtimes.com
Prince George's bike repair program gets funding aid
About 100 children who participate in a Riverdale bicycle repair after-school program will have access to their very own bike -- as well as helmets and safety training -- thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation, according to program officials.
Alice Popovici, December 11, 2014, Gazette.Net
Florida Ave. reconstruction to include bike lanes
Late next year, DDOT plans to perform a complete reconstruction of the two blocks of Florida Avenue between U Street and Barry Place. In addition to pedestrian, stormwater, traffic signal and utility improvements, the project will add bike lanes.
December 17, 2014, WashCycle
Out: "cycletrack." In: "protected bikeway."
What should we call bike infrastructure that has a physical barrier between it and general traffic? 391 people voted in our poll about whether to call this a "cycletrack," "protected bike lane," or "separated bike lane."
David Alpert, December 16, 2014, GGW
SoberRide offering free cab rides through Jan. 1
SoberRide, the local anti-drunk driving program that offers free cab rides during certain festive occasions, has launched for the entire holiday season.
December 15, 2014, ARLnow
The Lincoln Memorial just became Capital Bikeshare's busiest station
For most its history, Capital Bikeshare's busiest individual station has been at Dupont Circle. Not anymore. As of this summer, the Lincoln Memorial station is the new king.
Dan Malouff, Canaan Merchant, December 12, 2014, GGW
How planners and engineers badly overestimate car traffic
How much car traffic will a new building generate? Engineers and planners are constantly trying to divine the answer to this question in the belief that it will tell them the “right” number of parking spaces to build, or how to adjust streets to accommodate more cars.
Angie Schmitt, December 12, 2014, Streetsblog
Bikes on MARC starting this weekend
Starting this weekend, you can take your bike on select MARC trains running between Baltimore and D.C. on the Penn Line.
Greg Billing, December 12, 2014, WABA