Hey, bikers. There’s been a flurry of newsy tidbits related to biking in the Washington region this week. First, a reminder that May 18 is Bike to Work Day, so be sure to register and plan on stopping by one of the pit stops in the area to get a free t-shirt and refreshments.
Here’s a look at some other bike-related news that may interest you.
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D.C. Explores Bike Lanes Between DuPont Circle and the Mall
The District of Columbia is seeking feedback on a proposal to install protected bike lanes between DuPont Circle and the National Mall. Potential options include lanes on either 20th, 21st or 22nd Street NW. The city will hold a public meeting on May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the West End Library, 2301 L St. NW.
Capital Bikeshare to Debut in Prince George’s County
On May 18, Capital Bikeshare will begin its first operations in Prince George’s County. There will be five new stations along the Route 1 corridor and Largo. The stations will offer 49 available bikes. More stations are planned later this year for the National Harbor area, Greenbelt and other locations. Read more in The Washington Post.
Montgomery County to Install Pop-Up Bike Lane
As part of Bike to Work Day, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation is installing a pop-up bike lane in downtown Bethesda. The lane will be available on May 18 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and stretch along Woodmont Drive from Cheltenham Drive to Bethesda Avenue. Read more.