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What to do if you're in, or see, a bicycle crash
Bicycle crashes are scary, disorienting events. Nobody wants to think about being involved in a crash, but it's important to know what to do in case of emergency.
Megan McCarty, April 18, 2014, GGW
D.C. has relatively safe streets, but needs improvement
A new report concludes that D.C. has some of the safest roads in the nation, but bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities are still rising.
Martin Di Caro, April 18, 2014, WAMU
U.S. Bicycle Route 1 Recommended Route survey
Virginia DOT wants your recommendations for US Bicycle Route 1 through Northern Virginia. Survey must be completed by April 28, 2014.
April 16, 2014, VDOT
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