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DDOT presented their 2nd draft of plans for new bike lanes in DC’s Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. The routes run North-South along 20th, 21st, and 22nd Streets NW from lower Foggy Bottom to West of Dupont Circle.

DDOT presented their 2nd draft of plans for new bike lanes in DC’s Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. The routes run North-South along 20th, 21st, and 22nd Streets NW from lower Foggy Bottom to West of Dupont Circle.

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DDOT PRESENTS 2ND DRAFT PLANS FOR FOGGY BOTTOM BIKE LANES

DDOT presented their 2nd draft of plans for new bike lanes in DC’s Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. The routes run North-South along 20th, 21st, and 22nd Streets NW from lower Foggy Bottom to West of Dupont Circle. DDOT is taking feedback and will release a final round of design options in early 2019.

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  1. The W&OD trail will be turned into a dual path — one for bikes and the other for pedestrians — in Falls Church from the bike bridge over West Broad to the east side of Little Falls Street.

    The W&OD trail will be turned into a dual path — one for bikes and the other for pedestrians — in Falls Church from the bike bridge over West Broad to the east side of Little Falls Street.

    VIRGINIA SENDING $3.2 MILLION FOR W&OD TRAIL

    The W&OD Trail along Falls Church will get improvements soon thanks to $3.2 granted to the city from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. The trail will be turned into a dual path — one for bikes and the other for pedestrians — run from the bike bridge over West Broad to the east side of Little Falls Street.

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  2. In November, the Montgomery County Council Approved a 25-Year Bike Master Plan hoping for a total of 1,100 miles of bike lanes, shared-use trails, and paths. But the plan needs a lot of funding.

    In November, the Montgomery County Council Approved a 25-Year Bike Master Plan hoping for a total of 1,100 miles of bike lanes, shared-use trails, and paths. But the plan needs a lot of funding.

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY WANTS 1K MILES OF BIKE LANES AND TRAILS

    In November, the Montgomery County Council Approved a 25-Year Bike Master Plan hoping for a total of 1,100 miles of bike lanes, shared-use trails, and paths. A quarter of that’s already built, and the plan raises the bar on one of DC’s least bikeable areas, but the plans need funding—a lot of funding.

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  3. The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

    The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

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    PAYING YOUR RESPECTS TO BUSH 41: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    The U.S. Capitol Rotunda will be open to the public from 7:30 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Wednesday. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.

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  4. DC & federal officials presented design alternatives for an improved and expanded crossing of the Potomac River along the existing Long Bridge. Both designs feature a separate bike/pedestrian bridge.

    DC & federal officials presented design alternatives for an improved and expanded crossing of the Potomac River along the existing Long Bridge. Both designs feature a separate bike/pedestrian bridge.

    Gordon Chaffin/DC Commute Times

    DC WILL REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NEW POTOMAC RAIL & BIKE BRIDGE

    At a public hearing this week, DC & federal officials presented design alternatives for an improved and expanded crossing of the Potomac River along the existing Long Bridge. Both designs feature a separate bike/pedestrian bridge that connects Virginia’s Long Bridge Park with the Mount Vernon Trail, then crosses to Ohio Drive in East…

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  5. DDOT presented initial data for the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront Safety Assessment they will conduct Winter 2018/Spring 2019. The agency’s operations team will take public input and study problem intersections and road features.

    DDOT presented initial data for the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront Safety Assessment they will conduct Winter 2018/Spring 2019. The agency’s operations team will take public input and study problem intersections and road features.

    Gordon Chaffin/DC Commute Times

    FEDERAL RULES BLOCK NAVY YARD STREET SAFETY CHANGES

    DDOT presented initial data for the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront Safety Assessment they will conduct Winter 2018/Spring 2019. The agency’s operations team will take public input and study problem intersections and road features. Safety interventions will be limited to cosmetic and temporary road assets. DDOT bureaucracy, as well as…

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  6. With “road diets,” the average speed of each car increases and collisions decrease. Repurposed road space provides safer travel for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters.

    With "road diets," the average speed of each car increases and collisions decrease. Repurposed road space provides safer travel for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters.

    DECREASING LANES MEANS SAFER CAR TRAVEL

    This video shows how reducing the number of car travel lanes makes the road safer for all users. When these “road diets” happen, cars slow down, fewer people drive, and collisions decrease improving road safety. Repurposed road space provides safer travel for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters.

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  7. Sadik-Khan’s experience as New York’s DOT head explains the local history, tells the story behind political fights, and explains the why and how other cities like DC should change their streets.

    Sadik-Khan's experience as New York's DOT head explains the local history, tells the story behind political fights, and explains the why and how other cities like DC should change their streets.

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    HELMETS WON’T MAKE DC SAFER

    I just finished Janette Sadik-Khan’s book about evolving NYC’s streets for safer travel on bike, foot, scooter, and more. Sadik-Khan’s experience as New York’s DOT head explains the local history, tells the story behind political fights, and explains the why and how other cities like DC should change their streets.

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  8. The 2018 Capital Trails Symposium helped explain why a bike lane might take 25 years to build.

    The 2018 Capital Trails Symposium helped explain why a bike lane might take 25 years to build.

    Gordon Chaffin/DC Commute Times

    THIS BIKE LANE WILL TAKE 25 YEARS TO BUILD

    DC non-car transportation stakeholders met this week at the Capital Trails Symposium. The nerds—and they would call themselves that—spent all day in sessions discussing the past, present, and future of DC’s bike trails. The gathering, organized for the fifth time in 2018 by Washington Area Bicyclist Association, included some…

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  9. Montgomery County is considering options for a permanent change to the Capital Crescent Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway. Little Falls has been on a temporary road diet there after a cyclist was killed in 2016.

    Montgomery County is considering options for a permanent change to the Capital Crescent Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway. Little Falls has been on a temporary road diet there after a cyclist was killed in 2016.

    CYCLISTS AND NEIGHBORS DIFFER ON PREFERRED OPTION FOR CAPITAL CRESCENT TRAIL CROSSING

    Montgomery County is considering options for a permanent change to the Capital Crescent Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway. Little Falls has been on a temporary road diet there after a cyclist was killed in 2016. Cyclists and trail users support a permanent lane reduction and inexpensive design option. Neighbors support the most…

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