Category Archives: cycling

>Performance Parking is the most important transportation upgrade

> Of all the transportation priorities DDOT has on its plate a full redesign of the District’s on-street parking environment using Performance Parking principles should be at the top. Performance parking is the only transportation upgrade that is self-financing in … Continue reading

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>WMATA Inauguration Update

> WMATA opens its Customer Service Operations and Safety Committee (PDF) presentation on Inauguration Day preparations in the words of the Serenity Prayer: "God, grant me the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things … Continue reading

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>Manly bike for sale

> This guy is willing to sell you his bike. Thanks, “It’s Just a Ride”.

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>I-66 "Spot Improvements" Public Meeting

> A friend from work left me an ad for the latest public meeting to discuss the spot improvements for I-66 within Arlington. Here’s the information for the public meeting, which is not listed on the website linked above: Date:  … Continue reading

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>Where to Spend the Parking Money

> Dr. Shoup argues that the best use of parking meter revenue is to spend it locally on sidewalks and the pedestrian environment to improve physical appearance and walking conditions.  With that in mind, I took a short tour to … Continue reading

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>Capital Criterium – Short Course Racing on the Streets of Washington DC

> A criterium is a cycling race held on a closed short course, usually on urban streets.  These are exciting races, for a number of reasons.  Unlike the Tour de France, where you can stand alongside the road and see … Continue reading

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>Bike Lanes – Improved or Decreased Safety?

>The death of Alice Swanson in Washington DC could be attributed to the bike lane that she was riding in. Some argue that bike lanes encourage cycling, and the increased bicycle traffic on the roads increases visibility of bicycles, and … Continue reading

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