Events roundup: talking, walking, and bicycling
This week, find out about WMATA's plans for late-night bus service, DC's becoming the bicycling capital of the US, improving multiple Metrobus routes, and later, go for a walk around Tysons to learn about the Silver Line's impact.
Could Metrobus run all night?: Tonight, the Action Committee for Transit hosts Jim Hamre, head of bus planning for WMATA, who'll talk about plans to increase late-night bus service. That meeting will be at 7:30pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place in downtown Silver Spring. For more information, visit their website.
After the jump: Learn about potential changes to your Metrobus route and upcoming Coalition for Smarter Growth walk in Tysons being held next week. And if you have any events for future roundups, email us at email@example.com.
Talk about bikes in Arlington: Dr. Ralph Buehler, professor and author of City Cycling, will talk about ways to promote biking with Shane Farthing of WABA, Arlington County board member Chris Zimmerman, and our own Jaime Fearer. The event will be on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30pm at the Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N. Glebe Road in Arlington. The event is full and there is a wait list, but if you would like more information or to join the wait list click here.
Improved Metrobus service?: All next week, WMATA is holding public hearings to allow the community to weigh in on potential changes to several Metrobus routes. All routes being reviewed are open for discussion at any of the public hearings. The hearings will take place Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 29.
The open houses will begin at 6pm, with the public hearings starting at 6:30pm at various locations throughout the region. Visit Metro's planning blog to find out which routes are being reviewed and the location closest to you.
View Tysons from the ground up: Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth for a walking tour of Tysons and learn more about the impact the Silver Line is already having on development and urban form. The tour will also include a discussion on how to preserve streams, manage stormwater, and explore the future of bicycling and walking in the areas.
The tour is Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 12pm and will start near the future Spring Hill Metro station, located near the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Spring Hill Road. Visit the Coalition for Smarter Growth for more information and to RSVP.
Speak out on the future of Southwest: The DC Office of Planning is working on a new vision for the Southwest neighborhood. Offer your two cents at a public meeting tomorrow night from 6:30pm to 9pm at Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW. For more information, visit their website.
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