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Events roundup: Transit preferences and safer streets

Learn about the latest stats on transit preference in US cities, hear from Maryland's congressional candidates, and chime in on plans for a new pedestrian bridge, redevelopment of a bridge over the Potomac, and complete streets in Alexandria.


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National transit poll: The National Association of Relators (NAR) recently polled residents of the 50 largest metro areas on their preferences for biking, walking, and transit. Learn more about the results from Hugh Morris, the manager of NAR's Smart Growth Program, at Tuesdays at APA, February 9, 5:30 pm at 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 750 West.

After the jump: A candidates' forum in Montgomery County, a Ballston pedestrian bridge, Long Bridge, and King Street.

Maryland candidates forum: Head over to this month's Action Committee for Transit meeting to hear from the candidates for Maryland's District 8 Republican congressional primary, moderated by Glen Bottoms, from American Conservative Center for Public Transportation. The forum is this Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place.

Ballston bridge: As part of the Ballston Quarter Redevelopment, a new pedestrian bridge could create better access to the Ballston Metro. Learn more about the project and share your opinions at the kick-off meeting this Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm at Ballston Common Mall (4328 Wilson Boulevard).

A plan for Long Bridge: Long Bridge runs across the Potomac River and serves freight trains, Amtrak, and commuter rail. A plan is in the works to replace or rehabilitate it. Learn more and share your opinion on the second phase of the plan this Wednesday, February 10, at 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW from 4 to 7 pm.

Complete King Street: As part of the King Street Complete Street Project, the King Street corridor between Radford Street and Janneys Lane is slated for bike and pedestrian improvements. Share your opinions on the project at the second public meeting this Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 pm at TC Williams High School (3330 King Street).

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Events roundup: Bike lanes here, bike lanes there

Chime in on 6th Street bike lanes and a new bikeway in Silver Spring, hear Mayor Bowser speak on local issues at a town hall meeting, help Arlington shape its vision for parks, and discuss ways to make it easier to get from one side of DC to the other.


Photo by Elvert Barnes on Flickr.

DC bike lanes: The 6th Street bike lane debate is back. On Saturday, February 6, you can learn about the updates on the project, discuss, and have a chance to share testimony from 12 pm to 4 pm at 421 P Street NW.

After the jump: a bikeway in Silver Spring, DC issues and travel, parks in Arlington, and I-66.

Silver Spring bike lanes: Silver Spring is in line for a new protected bikeway that will connect two trails that will come with Purple Line construction. Learn about the plan at a public meeting on Tuesday, February 2 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Place).

Bowser, Allen in town hall: Hear Mayor Bowser and DC Councilmember Charles Allen speak on affordable housing, crime prevention and enforcement, and homelessness at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, February 3. Hosted by Ward 6 Democrats, the meeting is from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at 1345 Potomac Avenue SE.

East-west travel in DC: Crosstown travel can be difficult in the District. A new study that's kicking off soon could help identify ways to make it easier to travel the east-west corridor between Wards 1 and 5. Share your opinions on the project on Tuesday, February 2, from 6 pm to 8 pm at 125 Michigan Avenue NE.

New parks in Arlington: Arlington wants to create a new plan for its parks and recreation spaces. Join one of several events this week to share you input. On Thursday, February 4, there is a public meeting at 7 pm at 2121 N Culpeper Street, and on Friday, February 5, there is an open house and chat with the Parks Director at 10am at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, and a happy hour at 5 pm at 2854 Wilson Boulevard. The final public meeting begins at 9:30 am on Saturday at 909 S Dinwiddie Street.

I-66 inside the beltway: A plan for I-66 inside the beltway will include toll lanes and better transit options. Head to the last design public hearing for the project this week on Friday, February 5, at 6 pm at 43100 Hay Road in Ashburn to learn about how the toll lanes and how they will function.

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Events roundup: Join GGWash for happy hour!

Join us at happy hour with 730DC, hear from experts on growth and historic preservation in DC or discover the challenges and possible solutions to crosstown travel! But remember: We don't know when things will be back to normal, so make sure to confirm an event is still happening before you go!


Photo by Geoff Alexander

GGWash happy hour: On Thursday, January 28 we're hosing a happy hour with 730DC at Songbyrd Café in Adams Morgan (2477 18th Street NW) this Thursday. It will be from 6 pm to 9 pm. We've planned a fun way for attendees to share expertise, and there will be food and drink specials as well. Don't miss it!

After the jump: Preservation and planning in DC, Long Bridge, and crosstown travel.

Preservation and Planning: NOTE: This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for rescheduling. DC is likely to grow to 800,000 people, but how? On Tuesday, January 26, historic preservationists, real estate development professionals, and community stakeholders will come together with Mayor Bowser to discuss the challenges of growth, development, and historic preservation in the city. The event begins at 5 pm at the Carnegie Library (801 K Street NW).

A plan for Long Bridge: NOTE: This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for rescheduling. Long Bridge runs across the Potomac River and serves freight trains, Amtrak, and commuter rail. A plan is in the works to replace or rehabilitate the it. Learn more and share your opinion on the second phase of the plan this Thursday, January 28, at 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW from 4 pm to 7 pm.

East-west travel in DC: Crosstown travel can be difficult in the District. A new study that's kicking off soon could help identify improvements along the east-west corridor between Wards 1 and 5. Share you opinions on the project next Tuesday, February 2, from 6 pm to 8 pm at 125 Michigan Avenue NE.

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Events roundup: Planning for growth, GGWash happy hour, and more

Come hang out with us at our happy hour next week! Hear about how new mobility options are changing transit policy, share your thoughts on the 16th Street bus lanes, and discuss the challenges of growth and development with Muriel Bowser.


Photo by Ted Eytan on Flickr.

Preservation and Planning: DC is likely to grow to 800,000 people, but how? On Tuesday, January 26, historic preservationists, real estate development professionals, and community stakeholders will come together with Mayor Bowser to discuss the challenges of growth, development, and historic preservation in the city. The event begins at 5 pm at the Carnegie Library (801 K St NW).

After the jump: Hang out with GGWash, data and planning, 16th street buses, the Purple Line and more!

GGWash happy hour: Our next happy hour will be held with 730DC at Songbyrd Café in Adams Morgan (2477 18th St NW) next Thursday, January 28, from 6 pm to 9 pm. We will have a special activity as well as food and drink specials. Don't miss it!

DC Transit in Transition: New options are changing the way we travel in DC. Join panelists from DDOT, Zipcar, Split, Lyft, Riide, and TransitScreen this Wednesday, January 20, from 6 pm to 8 pm to talk about the impacts of these new travel options on infrastructure, policy and our community. The event will be at 1990 K Street NW.

Data in transit planning: The Montgomery County Planning Department is holding a Winter Speaker Series about new ideas in transit. In the first session, this Wednesday, January 20, listen to Nat Bottigheimer of Fehr & Peers talk about using big data to analyze transit planning. The series will be at the Montgomery County Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue) from 6 to 7:30 pm.

16th Street bus lanes: A new dedicated rush hour bus system could run along 16th Street, from Arkansas Avenue to H Street. Share your opinion on the plan at the final meeting this Thursday, January 21, at 1529 16th Street NW. The space will be open from 3:30 pm to 8 pm and there will be two presentations, one at 4 pm and one at 7 pm.

Start-Up City: Gabe Klein, the former DC Director of Transportation, has many ideas about how to use "public entrepreneurship" to create quick and meaningful change in cities. Hear him discuss these ideas and others from his new book, Start-Up City, this Thursday, January 21, at Nixon Peabody LLC (799 9th Street NW) at 5:30 pm.

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Join us and 730DC for happy hour in Adams Morgan!

It's time for the next Greater Greater happy hour! This month, we're partnering with our friends at 730DC, the daily newsletter for young Washington. Thursday, January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, we'll be at Songbyrd Music House, at 2477 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan.


Photo from Songbyrd.

We're doing something special this time. Whether you're new to the area or have lived here a long time, you're probably an expert about some aspect of living here. When you come in, we'll give you a name tag saying "Ask me about BLANK." And we'll have a few ringers (real experts) milling around to give advice as well. (There will also be happy hour deals on food and drink!)

Songbyrd is a 15-minute walk from the Woodley Park-Zoo and Columbia Heights Metro stations. If you're coming by bus, the Metrobus 90s and 42/43 all stop within one block, and the S buses are a few blocks away on 16th Street. There's also a Capital Bikeshare station around the corner at 18th Street and Columbia Road.

Over the past year, we've held happy hours in Shaw, downtown DC, and Edgewood. We're always looking for new, Metro-accessible locations for future happy hours (especially in Prince George's County!). Where would you like us to go next?

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Events roundup: Learn to blog

We're teaching people to write great blog posts, and you're invited! If you can't make that, check out a panel on fixing WMATA. Later in the week, share your thoughts on the 16th Street bus lanes or learn about Bus Rapid Transit.


Photo by Rich Renomeron

Blogging in Virginia: Monday night, January 11th, we're teaching a crash course on how to use blogs to communicate effectively. We'll be at 8607 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 250, in Vienna, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Your'e invited, and you can RSVP here!

After the jump: WMATA (and its new GM), equity and planning, BRT, and 16th Street bus lanes.

Fixing WMATA: WMATA has recently been plagued by more than just a few issues. The Montgomery County Civic Federation is hosting WMATA managing director Shyam Kannan and Bob Fogel, a member of the WMATA Riders Advisory Council, to discuss the best way to tackle these issues. The panel is today, January 11, at 7:30 pm at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville.

Equity and urban planning: Urban planning can play a major role in more equitable development. Learn more about the intersections of economic development, environmental protection, and underserved communities from Carlton Eley, an urban planner for the US EPA, at Tuesdays at APA on January 12, at 5:30 pm at 1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 750 West.

Benefits of BRT: Demand for rapid bus service is increasing across the country. Join Smart Growth America, Transportation for America, and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities on Tuesday, January 12, from 10:30 am to 12 pm to discuss a new report that links rapid bus systems to economic growth, jobs, retail, and housing.

New Metro GM: Head over to this month's Action Committee for Transit meeting to hear from Paul Wiedefeld, Metro's new general manager. His talk starts Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30 pm at the Silver Sparing Civic Building, One Veterans Place.

16th Street bus lanes: A new dedicated rush hour bus system could run along 16th Street, from Arkansas Avenue to H Street. Share your opinion on the plan at the final meeting next Thursday, January 21, at 1529 16th St NW. The space will be open from 3:30 pm to 8 pm and there will be two presentations, one at 4 pm and one at 7 pm.

Calendar: Beyond what we've highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

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Events roundup: Speak with WMATA's new boss

WMATA's new General Manager, Paul Wiedefeld, will be talking with riders Monday and Tuesday. Also, weigh in on plans for downtown Bethesda, Metro in Northern Virginia, and the Northeast rail corridor, and learn about new bike gadgets.


Photo by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuńo

What do you want to ask about Metro? Paul Wiedefeld will be joining Greater Greater Washington for a live chat from noon to 1 on Tuesday, December 15. If you have questions for him, put them in the comments here or tweet them to #ggwchat. Check back at noon for the chat.

Wiedefeld is also participating in a WMATA Riders' Union forum Monday, December 14, at 6:30 at the Martin Luther King Library (901 G Street NW). He also chatted with Dr. Gridlock Monday at noon and Kojo Nnamdi, Martin Di Caro, and Tom Sherwood Friday.

After the jump: Bethesda's future, bikes and tech, Northeast rail, and Metro in Virginia.

A plan for Bethesda: The new Bethesda Downtown Plan hopes to help create an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable downtown with a mix of housing options, green space, and transit. Share your opinion on the plan at a work session this Tuesday, December 16, from 4 to 6 pm at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

bikes and technology: Bike Hack Night is this Wednesday, December 16. There will be presentations on software and hardware projects for bikes, like a bike sound system and maps of bike crashes. You can enjoy pedal-powered smoothies and bike-shaped cookies too. The event is at 2231 Crystal Drive #1000 in Arlington from 6 to 9 pm.

Better Northeast rail: How could the rail system in the northeast US get a lot better? A federal planning process aims to set out a path forward. Learn more about the plan and share your opinion at a public meeting this Wednesday, December 17, from 4 to 7 pm in the Hall of States (444 North Capitol Street NW).

Metro in Northern Virginia: Do you have thoughts on how Metro can serve Northern Virginia? Share them with WMATA and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission at one of two regional forums this week. The first is on Wednesday, December 16 at 1325 South Dinwiddie Street in Arlington from 7 to 9 om, and the second is on Thursday, December 17 at 1862 Wiehle Avenue in Reston from 6 to 8.

Calendar: Beyond what we've highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

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Events roundup: I-66, DC to Richmond rail, and the new WMATA GM

Changes to I-66 and high speed rail to Richmond could transform transit in Virginia. You can learn about projects in Virginia this week, as well as hear from Montgomery County candidates, help celebrate a birthday, or ask the new WMATA general manager questions.


Photo by Steve Fernie

I-66 inside and outside the beltway: Learn about plans for major changes to I-66, and share your opinion with the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The meeting is on Tuesday, December 8th, at 6 pm at George Mason High School in Falls Church (7124 Leesburg Pike).

After the jump: Rail from DC to Richmond, a candidates forum, the Building Museum's birthday, and the WMATA Riders' Union.

DC to Richmond rail: High-speed rail could make travel between Richmond and DC a breeze. Attend one of three public meetings this week to get the most up to date information on the project. The first is this Tuesday, December 8, at 408 Canal Street in Fredericksburg. The second is on Wednesday, December 9, at 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, and the third is on Thursday, December 10, at 2300 West Broad Street in Richmond. All the meetings begin at 5 pm, with a presentation at 6 pm.

Montgomery candidate forum: Head over to this month's Action Committee for Transit meeting to hear the candidates forum for Montgomery County's District 8 congressional primary. The meeting is on Tuesday, December 8th. It starts at 7:30 pm at the Silver Sparing Civic Center, One Veterans Place.

Building Museum birthday: The National Building Museum turns 35 on Saturday, December 12. Help celebrate by checking out the free exhibits and participating in a LEGO community build.

Riders' Union forum: The WMATA Rider's Union will host a forum next Monday, December 14, with the new WMATA general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, who will offer a few remarks and answer questions. The forum begins at 6:30 pm at Martin Luther King Library (901 G Street NW) and registration is recommended.

Calendar: Beyond what we've highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

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Events roundup: Expanding Union Station and telling DC's story

Jump back into the post-vacation work week! Learn about the proposal for expanding Union Station and a new development just north of Brookland, hear stories from oft-neglected DC neighborhoods, help celebrate the community in Ward 6, and get a global view on the interaction between bikes and cars.


Photo by Richard Masoner

Union Station expansion: A new proposal could lead to a bigger, more modern Union Station, which is one of DC's most important transportation hubs. Learn about the proposal and share you opinions at a public meeting next Monday, December 7, in Union Station's Presidential Room (2 Massachusetts Avenue NE). Two identical presentations will be shared—one at 4:30 pm and one at 7 pm.

After the jump: stories from east of the Anacostia, a new development, a movie about bikes and cars, and Ward 6.

East of the Anacostia: When talking about DC's history, people too often overlook neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Join several panelists and local historians this Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30 pm at 2200 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE to hear stories and discuss this important part of the District.

New development: Developer EYA wants to build new units at the St. Joseph's Seminary at 12th and Varnum St NE. Head over to the ANC 5A meeting this Thursday, December 3, at 6:30 pm to hear EYA's presentation on the project.

Bikes and/or cars: With the growing popularity on biking in DC, looking at the relationship between bikes and cars around the world can give perspective. Take a global look at the one-day only showing of "Bikes vs. Cars" this Sunday, December 6, at 1 pm at the Old Greenbelt Theater (129 Centerway, Greenbelt).

Awards for Ward 6: Next Monday, December 7, DC Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is hosting the 8th Annual "Brickie Awards," an awards show to highlight the people, places, and businesses that make Ward 6 great. Help celebrate the neighborhood and enjoy local restaurants at Eastern Market North Hall starting at 6 pm.

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Events roundup: Vote, Route 7, and Arlington transit

If you live in Virginia, don't forget to vote on Tuesday! Then share your input on transit options on Route 7 and in Arlington, a redevelopment of Reston Town Center North, and help shape the future of Lee Highway. In the District, join Casey Trees to talk about just how important trees are in our lives.


Photo by Steven Depolo

Vote in Virginia: If you are a Virginia resident, don't forget to visit the polls and vote on Tuesday, November 3. We published endorsements that identify the most urbanist-friendly candidates.

After the jump: Route 7, Arlington bus plan, Reston North, Tree stories, and Lee Highway.

Envision Route 7: The Envision Route 7 plan is trying to determine the best transit option for the corridor between Tysons Corner and Alexandria. Head to one of three public meetings over the next three weeks to learn about and weigh in on ridership and cost projections for different options like light rail, bus rapid transit, and enhanced bus service. The first meeting is on Wednesday, November 4, at 7 pm at 4480 King Street in Alexandria.

Arlington bus plan: Arlington is developing a 10-year plan to improve bus service in the county and enhance transit service along Columbia Pike and in Crystal City. Share you thoughts on the plan at one of two open houses this week. The first is today, November 2, from 7 pm to 9 pm at 527 909 S. Dinwiddie Street in Arlington and the second is on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 3351 Fairfax Drive in Arlington.

Adding to Reston: Reston Town Center North could soon be redeveloped into a mixed-use area that will compliment the existing Reston Town Center development. The project includes affordable housing, green space, and walkable connections. Share your thoughts on the project at a public meeting on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:30 pm at 1400 South Lakes Drive in Reston.

Tree stories: Do you have a special relationship with trees? Join Casey Trees as they host director Ward Serrill to hear about his latest project, Tree Story, a project that documents compelling stories of people and trees. Dinner and a preview of the movie are in store at the event, which is at 6 pm on Thursday, November 5, at 3030 12th Street NE. RSVP is required.

Lee Highway charrette: Lee Highway is one of the major east-west arterial roads in Arlington. This weekend, stakeholders will come together for a community visioning charrette of the area in hopes of producing both long and short-term vision statements. Weigh in on Lee Highway's land use, transit networks, economic development, and more, at several events from Friday, November 6 to Monday, November 9 at 2121 N Culpeper Street in Arlington. There is a kick off on Friday from 6 pm to 8 pm, a hands-on design session on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, a studio walk-through on Sunday from 3 pm to 5 pm, and a wrap-up open house on Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Calendar: Beyond what we've highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

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