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  • Pedestrians: Put the smartphones down and pay attention
    The dangers of distracted driving are well known and have sparked new laws, but safety experts are increasingly concerned about a more recent trend: distracted walking.
    Katherine Shaver, September 20, 2014, Washington Post
     
  • Fredericksburg to open rail trail with abundant caution
    The first two sections of the Virginia Central Railway Trail in Fredericksburg open on Saturday.
    Pamela Gould, September 18, 2014, fredericksburg.com
     
  • Washington Blvd. trail expected next year
    Arlington is moving forward with a bike trail along Washington Blvd. and has moved the placement of the trail to save trees.
    Ethan Rothstein, September 19, 2014, ARLnow
     
  • D.C. police crack down on bicycling violations
    The MPD is undertaking a bicycling laws enforcement operation through the end of the month -- writing tickets for all kinds of violations.
    Martin Di Caro, September 19, 2014, WAMU
     
  • In 10th year of Park(ing) Day, parklets bloom on 6 continents
    Some of the pop-up parks that caught our eye this Park(ing) Day
    Payton Chung, September 19, 2014, Streetsblog USA
     
  • Will you go car-free on Monday?
    Thousands of commuters in the D.C. region will make a pledge to leave their cars at home on Monday. It’s part of the worldwide Car-Free Day that encourages travelers to reduce their impact on the environment.
    Robert Thomson, September 19, 2014, Washington Post
     
  • Death of land deal means smaller Purple Line station
    The western terminus of the planned Purple Line -- a 16-mile, $2.4 billion light rail system connecting Montgomery and Prince George’s County -- in downtown Bethesda may not be as spacious and accessible as planners and transit advocates wanted.
    Martin Di Caro, September 19, 2014, WAMU
     
  • Montgomery drops plan to redevelop building for Purple Line
    Montgomery County has dropped plans to spur redevelopment of the Apex Building to make way for a more spacious Purple Line station in downtown Bethesda, County Executive Isiah Leggett said Thursday.
    Bill Turque, Katherine Shaver, September 18, 2014, Washington Post
     
Did You Know?

50% of all trips Americans make are less than 3 miles; 40% less than 2 miles, 28% less than 1 mile.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 2009

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