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“Dear PoPville,

I was having a hard time figuring out how to bike TO the new Wegmans. Going via the Wisconsin Ave. garage entrance didn’t feel right, it’s all about cars there. Wegmans wrote me today with photos and explained how to bike around to other side. Thought this might be cool info for your biking readers. Here is their email to me today with photos.” Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a bicyclist that occurred on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the intersection of 21st Street and I Street, Northwest.

The preliminary investigation revealed, at approximately 8:09 am, a driver operating a Mack truck was traveling southbound in the 900 block of 21st Street, NW, which is a one-way travel lane. A bicyclist was also traveling southbound in the same block and on the right side of the Mack truck. Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a bicyclist that occurred on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest.

The preliminary investigation revealed, at approximately 2:31 a.m., a driver operating a Peterbilt dump truck was traveling northbound in the 1500 block of 7th Street, NW. A bicyclist was also northbound in the same block, but on the east sidewalk. At the intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW, the dump truck, with a green light, began to make a right hand turn onto Rhode Island Avenue. At the same time, the bicyclist entered into the crosswalk from the sidewalk and struck the passenger side of the dump truck. The bicyclist went underneath the truck and suffered significant injuries. Read More

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From the National Park Service:

“The National Park Service has completed the Environmental Assessment for the future management of Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.

To improve recreational opportunities, minimize impacts to natural and historic resources, and address the needs of people who drive and those who use non-motorized transportation, we are proposing to close the upper portion of Beach Drive NW to motorized vehicles from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day every year.
The NPS will hold a public meeting on this proposal on July 18 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to review the Environmental Assessment and share comments and questions through August 11.”

Full release: Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office on Saturday:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the newest section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), between Brookland and Fort Totten. This new section closes a gap in the District’s pedestrian and bicycle network and represents a key milestone in the goal to complete the nearly 900-mile regional trail network.

“Washingtonians are eager to embrace new ways of using public space and new ways of getting around our city, and we’re proud that with the MBT, we’re delivering a space that is practical, safe, and that people truly enjoy using,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we continue investing in a multi-modal city that is more sustainable and less reliant on cars, we know that spaces like these will play a critical role in our transportation network.”

The new 0.8-mile trail is 11 feet wide, connects the Fort Totten Metro to the Brookland Metro, and provides North-South bicycle and pedestrian connectivity for Catholic University, Lamond Riggs, Queens Chapel, Manor Park, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The new trail features LED lighting, stormwater management facilities, wayfinding signage, and security cameras. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I was biking south on the Anacostia River Trail from Bladensburg Waterfront Park around 6:30 Friday evening when I heard a moped approach me from behind. I slowed and moved over to let him pass, but he slowed too. I sped up, he sped up. He matched my speed and stayed close behind for a good mile at least. I wasn’t sure what to do except keep going–no one passed me on the trail who I could ask for help, and there’s nowhere to pull off in that stretch.

He passed me and pulled off the trail, blocking the exit to the Aquatic Gardens, so I grabbed my pepper spray and accelerated past him, but he pulled back into the trail and caught up. Read More

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