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  • Capital Bikeshare system software upgrade Feb. 3-4
    The upgrade process will begin at 7pm on Tuesday, February 3, and last between 16 and 24 hours, during which time there will be a significant impact on users of the system.
    January 29, 2015, Capital Bikeshare
     
  • Bike ambassador progrm coming to Arlington
    Much like the D.C. bike ambassadors we’ll have rolling billboards, clear messaging, and streetcorner outreach.
    Nelle Pierson, January 29, 2015, WABA
     
  • 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
     
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Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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