On Monday, I joined Veronica Davis, a self-described "Jill of all trades" whose many roles include transportation planner and co-founder of the organizing and advocacy group Black Women Bike, for a bicycle trip through Ward 7. Davis commutes between her office downtown and her home in Fairfax Village, a quiet residential community by the Maryland border, [...]
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Trying to figure out the best transportation mode to reach your D.C. destination? Looking for a new place to live, but want to make sure it's easy to get around from there by public transit or bike? MIT's You Are Here project has you covered.
I already gave this project a mention in my Morning Links earlier this week, [...]
I'm the only reporter who's shown up to the media briefing at the District Department of Transportation, but we're 10 minutes past the scheduled start time, so DDOT spokesman Reggie Sanders tells the department officials to get things rolling. "Some of the other reporters are stuck in traffic," he says.
DDOT aims to change that. Its MoveDC plan, [...]
Congestion pricing downtown. A vastly expanded network of bike lanes. Streetcar and bus routes with dedicated lanes. A parking system more tailored to demand. Lanes reserved for high-occupancy vehicles and toll-payers on major thoroughfares.
If the city's transportation network evolves as the District Department of Transportation hopes it will, these could all soon be a reality.
The war on cars appears to be succeeding. (Kidding! There is no war on cars.) According to a report today from the U.S. Census Bureau, an increasing percentage of Washingtonians are walking and biking to work, making D.C. a national leader in foot-propelled commutes.
According to the latest American Community Survey data, collected between 2008 and 2012, [...]
You probably don't need a map to tell you that people enjoy biking through Rock Creek Park or jogging on the National Mall. But why let good data go to waste? Cyclists and runners use the Strava app to log and improve their times; the Strava app, in turn, logs their routes. And now, as [...]
D.C.'s latest protected cycletrack, on 1st Street NE, is nearly finished. For bikers, this means a faster, safer way to travel through NoMa. For drivers, it's yet another reason to gripe about bike infrastructure slowing down car traffic. Or is it? FiveThirtyEight has a study today on this very issue. The takeaway is this: Yes, [...]
Good news, D.C. cyclists: Much of the illegal behavior you've been engaging in is about to become legal.
Ever find yourself impatient after a long red light and crossing the intersection when the pedestrian light flashes to go, but before the main one does? Technically, you can't do that—but soon you'll be able to.
Like those [...]
On a typical weekday evening, the Metropolitan Branch Trail is quiet, save for a few biking commuters who got stuck late at the office. Last Friday wasn’t typical. Convened hastily by community leaders, a group of about 60 cyclists and neighbors took to the trail—on foot, instead of on two wheels—in response to the latest [...]
On Tuesday, a cyclist on the Metropolitan Branch Trail was senselessly beaten by about 15 juveniles, apparently just for kicks—they stole nothing. This raises the question, of course, of what the city's doing to prevent crimes like these. One intended deterrent is the security cameras set up by the District Department of Transportation along the [...]