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Md. bill makes quicker bicycling improvements possible
The bill, which Gov. Larry Hogan signed Tuesday, requires the State Highway Administration to act within a year of when Montgomery County declares a place as a Bicycle-Pedestrian Priority Area.
Aaron Kraut, April 16, 2015, Bethesda Now
Montgomery appeals case of fence built in Purple Line path
The case of a Chevy Chase homeowner who built his back fence in the path of a light-rail Purple Line proposed for the Maryland suburbs might be headed to the state’s highest court.
Katherine Shaver, April 16, 2015, Washington Post
Annapolis bike commuters push for dedicated lanes
Without separated or designated bike lanes, bikers risk their safety by riding alongside cars going 50 mph on Route 175, said Rino Sanchez, a member of the cyclists advocacy group Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.
Cindy Huang, April 14, 2015, Capital Gazette
Bicycling-friendly Va. legislators receive awards
With much gratitude, the Virginia Bicycling Federation has presented Bicycling Friendly Awards to our top supporters during the 2015 legislative session.
April 16, 2015, Virginia Bicycling Federation
Metro sees land development leading to ridership increases
On its planning blog, Metro has described a model it created to measure the effect of land use on future ridership, determining 84,000 additional daily trips will be produced by the more than 100 million square feet of development either under construction now or planned for completion by 2020 within a half-mile of its rail stations.
Martin Di Caro, April 15, 2015, WAMU
Improving access to underutilized rail stations in D.C.
The Transportation Planning Board recently did a study on underutilized Metro/MARC/VRE stations in the DC area to see if they could be modified to make them more accessible by cyclists and pedestrians.
April 15, 2015, WashCycle
Tell Fairfax County how you bike to VRE and Metro
The Bike Fairfax Wikimapping Project has now opened its interactive map to the public to post their routes to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stations in Fairfax County and provide feedback until June 30, 2015.
April 13, 2015, FABB
Street closures coming up for World Bank meeting
Several blocks in the District will be closed over the weekend while the World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold their spring meeting.
Julie Zauzmer, April 13, 2015, Washington Post
Get ready for 1.6 million more neighbors across region
That’s the projection of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, which expects the region’s population to rise from 5.05 million in 2010 to 6.62 million in 2040 -- a growth rate of 31 percent.
Scott McCaffrey, April 13, 2015, Inside NoVa
Arlington man sentenced in fatal DUI crash
Lail had close to three dozen charges in three years, including a previous DWI, reckless driving, hitting speeds up to 90 miles per hour, and culminating with the deadly crash, where his blood alcohol level was almost 2.5 times the legal limit.
Kimberly Suiters, April 11, 2015, ABC7
To get Congress' attention, America says #StandUp4Transportation
On Thursday, transportation advocates around America gathered to send a message to Congress: Pass a new surface transportation bill, and fix the nearly-broke highway trust fund.
Abigail Zenner, Tracey Johnstone, April 10, 2015, GGW
Gasoline spending to hit lowest point in a decade
The average household’s spending on gasoline is expected to hit its lowest level in more than a decade this year, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.
Timothy Cama, April 10, 2015, The Hill
There's a critical difference between 20 mph and 30 mph
Cherry blossoms to hit peak bloom for parade
Temporary fix could make Cherry Blossom Festival traffic safer
Bicycle advocates want bike lanes on busy Bethesda street