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.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines