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by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

From the National Parks Service:

“Beginning Monday, September 24, the National Park Service will start work to improve the bicycle and pedestrian trail that connects the north end of the 14th Street Bridge with East Basin Drive near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The project will widen and improve the trail surface, correct a dangerous slope along the path and improve the crosswalks and crosswalk markings across East Basin Drive. At the same time, a two-way cycle track will be installed in one lane of East Basin Drive where it passes the Jefferson Memorial, providing a dedicated and protected route for cyclists. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I got my bike back. The city (DPW) messed up and it appears they mistook it for an abandoned bike. A reader mentioned in the comments section that a similar bike to mine that does indeed look abandoned was on the same block where mine was locked up. I also lucked out (sort of) in that I had a witness who saw the city take it. Otherwise I would’ve had nothing to go on and would’ve assumed it was a typical bike theft. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 12, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Annie Miller

“Dear PoPville,

Does DC have any plans for a bike path connecting the Wharf to Buzzard Point and the Yards Park via Fort Lesley McNair? I know that the NPS plan for Buzzard Point includes a bike path that extends to where the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail currently ends, but how about all the way around that point? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Our family’s beloved Taga 2.0 bicycle that was used to transport our 2 year old twins was stolen from our garage in LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale over the weekend. We used this bike as our primary source of transportation for our family and we’re bummed that it’s gone now. It’s quite distinctive and there aren’t too many of these in DC. It is also irreplaceable since the company went out of business. We would love the community’s help to be on the lookout for it. For reference it has one blue and one orange seat and a rain cover over the seats as well. Contact [email protected] with any sightings. Thanks for the help!”

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Yikes. Thanks to Joel for sending:

“From the M Street bike lane, just west of Thomas Circle. It’s one thing to run over the pylon, but another to leave your car parked on top of it…”

by Prince Of Petworth September 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I was at the WSC gym this morning on lower Connecticut (1211 Conn) between 9-10am. When I left, my bicycle was gone. It was locked up to an actual bike rack with a heavy-duty U lock. Here’s where it gets interesting– Both the guy at the gym desk and the manager of Buredo next door saw a DC truck (one of the utility trucks with a butane tank in the bed) pull up to the curb, a crew jump out, cut the lock with a torch and take it. All this happened within the time span of a minute. And they only took my bike; there were others they didn’t take. Again, locked up to an actual bike rack. The truck had DC insignia on the side and the crew were in high-vis vests. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm 0

via Capital Bikeshare

From Capital Bikeshare:

“The wait is almost over! The new ebikes, known as Capital Bikeshare Plus, are battery operated pedal-assist bicycles and are part of a pilot that will run through November. Capital Bikeshare Plus ebikes will integrate seamlessly with the existing system and can be docked at any station.

With a motor that will give you a boost up to 18 mph, you’ll feel the thrill of the Capital Bikeshare Plus as you soar across the city. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

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“Dear PoPville,

I was in a bike accident last Tuesday (August 7) around 6pm at 14th St NW and Monroe in Columbia Heights. I was cut off by a car, breaked really hard, my bike skid, and I took a pretty bad fall that ended with a bloody forehead, a bum knee, and an evening in the ER. I’m writing in because I finally got around to picking up the police report to realize that the officer did not collect information from the driver of the car and simply stated I fell of my bike, potentially “due to congestion on the road”. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 31, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser today broke ground on the Fort Totten extension of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), which will connect the existing trail from John McCormack Drive in Brookland to the Fort Totten Metro Station. This is the next major milestone toward the completion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

“This extension is a tremendous example of how we are working together as a community to build a safer, stronger DC for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Mayor Bowser. “With this project, we’re closing key gaps in our network and providing a safe, off-street route for people traveling through the District.”

The $11 million project, which will take approximately 18 months to complete, (more…)


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