Bike to work tomorrow, tour DC and Arlington this weekend
Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day. Bike to work!
I won't, since I'd probably take a nasty spill trying to bike down the stairs from my bedroom to my office (plus the handlebars and pedals would scuff up the walls), but I recommend it for the rest of you.
Freedom Plaza will also host events to offically open the new Pennsylvania Ave bike lanes. Speakers include Mayor Fenty, Gabe Klein, Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Michael Brown, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, USDOT Undersecretary for Policy Roy Keinitz, FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, and others.
Metro is reminding folks that Metrobuses have bike racks and bikes are allowed on trains except at rush hour. (How about also allowing them on reverse commutes outside the core during rush?)
Sunday is Bike DC, a noncompetitive and family-friendly bike ride. This year it should be more accurately called Bike Arlington And Some Of DC, as most of the route is in Arlington. It's a great chance to bike on the GW Parkway as well as the new Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes.
This weekend is also WalkingTown and BikingTown DC, with 11 bike tours and over 100 walking tours of neighborhoods across the District.
- This building is way too short
- Petworth residents complained drivers are speeding. DC says it's true, but "acceptable."
- Chicago has examples of a cheap way to bring rail transit to more people: infill stations
- Here's where a protected bikeway could go on the east side of downtown
- Metro wants to connect Farragut North and West with a tunnel
- A dedicated bus lane and 30 other ways to improve bus service on 16th Street
- NTSB recommends the federal government take over safety oversight of Metro