OhBootsy sends us the letter above over the weekend:
“MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO 21ST ST NW?
Found this on my porch; losing 120 parking spaces on 21st St NW. Is this for real?”
DC Cycle Track’s website says:
“The purpose of this project is to identify a specific route for north- and south-running protected bicycle lanes between Dupont Circle, the western side of Downtown, and the National Mall that provides a safe environment for people biking of all ages and abilities on either 20 , 21 , or 22 Street NW. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
I have a bike that I don’t want and rather than sell it, thought I’d donate it. Can you recommend one or two options, if you know? Thanks.”
Almost daily someone is smearing bags of dog poop all over bikes at the 9th & Upshur Capital Bikeshare station! Can neighbors help keep an eye out so we can stop this gross vandalism?”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
No one ever gets bored of hashing out the endless cyclists vs. drivers vs. pedestrians debate, but I wanted to quibble–nay, scream about a feature of cycling etiquette that I don’t see discussed much. I’ve been riding my bike regularly in the city for 5+ years now, whether it’s getting to work, running errands on weekends, shopping and bars, etc. I’m accustomed to using both bike lanes and street lanes in various parts of the city.
I’m female. Without fail, at least once per trip, I’ll be waiting at a red stoplight, when another (usually male) cyclist comes in behind me, sidles around me so they’re in front, then stops directly ahead of me, waiting for the light to change. It’s as if they’re assuming they will be fastest once the light turns, and that assumption grants the right to whiz past everyone else who’s waiting and position themselves at the front.
What kills me is that, at least when it comes to me, they’re usually wrong. (more…)
Thanks to Denise to for sending:
“At about 2pm this afternoon, I stopped my run on the Metro Branch Trail to allow this car to pass me. At least they were driving on the right side. And it indeed was a Maryland driver.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites members of the community and stakeholders to a public meeting workshop on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, to obtain information and provide feedback on potential design alternatives for a north- and south-running protected bicycle facility on either 20th Street NW, 21st Street NW or 22nd Street NW between the National Mall and Dupont Circle.
The purpose of this project is to provide a safe biking environment for people of all ages and abilities on either 20th Street NW, 21st Street NW or 22nd Street NW.
What: 20th/21st/22nd St. NW Public Meeting Number 2
When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: West End Neighborhood Library, 2301 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037 (Meeting Room)
Transit: Metro: Orange/Blue/Silver Line – Foggy Bottom Station;
Metro Bus Routes: H1, L1, RS-DP
For additional transportation options, be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com.
For more information about this project, please contact DDOT Project Manager, Megan Kanagy at [email protected] or (202) 671-1598, or visit the study website http://www.protectedbikelanes.com
Getting to the Meetings Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the workshops.
Can’t Make a Meeting?
Materials from this meeting will be made available on the study website within 24 hours of meeting conclusion. Those who would like to leave a comment about the study can do so by leaving a comment on the Get Involved! section of the webpage.”
2424 18th Street, NW
Thanks to all who messaged me:
“Sad news, just walked by and they are closed for good. Said they were “moving” to their K St location on the window and the space was mostly emptied out. It’s a a very big retail space, so it will be interesting to see what goes in there.”
“Just wanted to confirm that BicycleSpace is closing their flagship Adams Morgan location [Opened July 2015], to focus on their K Street [Mt. Vernon Square] and Ivy City shops. the usual reasons, rent too high, too much square footage to support with bike sales and service, lots of veteran staff members leaving over the past year. It’s a bummer for 18th Street, and I hope my friends who work there will be ok.”
In June I said I was 97% sure Adams Morgan was getting a WaWa. If I were a betting man…
Prior to BicycleSpace this was home to Slaviya and back in the day, Cities.
“Stolen today out front of the Vida in Logan Circle. It’s a specialized Tarmac, Lime green.”
If anyone spots this unique looking bike please sends a heads up to [email protected]
I’m car free so don’t drive much, but recently rented a car for some errands. In the middle of a block on 11th street, I got into position to parallel park, checked my mirrors and noticed a bike and some traffic coming up behind me. As I waited for the traffic to pass (a pause of no more than 5 or 10 seconds), the biker became irate, cursed at me for being in the bike lane, and swung something (I couldn’t tell exactly what) into the side of the rental car, leaving a significant dent and scratch.
Because I don’t drive much, I’m trying to figure out if I made an etiquette or rules mistake. (more…)
Photo by PoPville Flickr user ken_1001
From the Mayor’s Office:
“On Thursday, October 25, at 3:00 p.m., Mayor Bowser will kick off a Traffic Safety Blitz along Massachusetts Avenue at 1st Street, NE, to raise awareness about the dangers of double parking, blocking the box, obstructing bike lanes, and other violations that threaten the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. The Traffic Safety Blitz will be conducted by the Bike Force, a newly created group of parking enforcement officers managed by the Department of Public Works (DPW). The goal of the Bike Force is to gain a better understanding of the challenges District cyclists face and to address these challenges in real-time. (more…)