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Arlington receives grant for safety improvements
Ashlawn and Discovery Elementary Schools and Williamsburg Middle School will soon be easier for students to walk to. Arlington received $400,000 -- and will pledge an additional $100,000 -- in federal grant money to improve the walking and biking routes to the three schools in North Arlington.
Ethan Rothstein, January 29, 2015, ARLnow
Bills in the Va. Assembly would hurt and help transit, cyclists
As the Virginia General Assembly session heats up, there's a lot percolating on smart growth and transportation. Key bills on congestion metrics, funding, and bicycle and pedestrian priorities are up this week.
Aimee Custis, January 29, 2015, GGW
The invention of America's 'love affair' with cars
"This story's success is apparent in a powerful governing assumption: streets are for cars," writes Norton in a chapter about the love affair thesis in the 2014 book Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities.
Eric Jaffe, January 29, 2015, Citylab
REI opening near Met Branch Trail
Not so long ago, there were no bike shops in NE. Now there are several. REI joins that crowd late next year.
January 29, 2015, WashCycle
London will have longest protected bike lane in Europe
While bike infrastructure is cheap, London is devoting serious resources to ensuring that this bike lane is as safe, spacious, and comfortable as it can be. The central portion of the bike route, about 5.5 miles, will cost £41 to construct ($62 million).
Angie Schmitt, January 28, 2015, Streetsblog USA
Alexandria to eliminate 'add value' option aboard buses
Starting April 1, riders of the Alexandria's transit system, DASH, will no longer have the option to add value to their SmarTrip cards aboard the city’s buses. By doing this, Alexandria transportation officials say they will eliminate delays during the boarding process and ensure reliable departures and arrivals.
Luz Lazo, January 29, 2015, Washington Post
Tejada opts out of County Board re-election bid
Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada today informed Arlington County Democratic Committee leaders that he did not plan to seek re-election in November, according to reports from within the party.
Scott McCaffrey, January 28, 2015, Inside NoVa
Capital Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Shows Growth of biking
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) has updated and posted its "Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the National Capital Region” on the MWCOG website.
January 28, 2015, FABB