Awesome. Thanks to Steven for sending:
“Looks like the first bus island is being built on 14th Street as part of the Streetscape project. This is at 14th and N. They’re apparently going to stretch all the way up to Florida. It explains why they’ve been tearing down shelters up and down 14th. They will be move to the islands once they’re built.” (more…)
Interested in learning bike repair skills and helping your neighbors? The Bike House runs community bike repair clinics on Saturdays at Annie’s Ace Hardware in Petworth and on Sundays at the Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market. We need volunteers of all skill levels to help run the clinics. (They’re a great place for beginners to learn!)
Attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations to get started: (more…)
Photo by Haleigh Hoffman
hahaha this is a new one even for me! Thanks to Haleigh for sending over the weekend from Insomnia Cookie’s H Street, NE location.
I thought this was pretty cool as I got out of an uber last night – Drop off near bike lane alert:
“A Bike Month reminder: Look over your shoulder for people on bikes before opening the door.”
Hopefully they keep this alert year round and not just for ‘Bike Month’.
via google maps
There was a hit and run that happened last night at approximately 9:55 PM at the intersection of R ST NW and 6th ST NW. I was about to cross 6th street, standing on R when I saw a cyclist (who had a green light) crossing 6th street in the bike lane on R St. At the same time, a speeding car driver turning left from Rhode Island Ave NW ran the red light and T-boned the cyclist at the intersection, sending him and his bike flying. The car driver decelerated for a few seconds, and sped away on 6th street heading south. (more…)
From an email:
“Dear Mayor Bowser,
As DC bike shop owners, we’re committed to keeping our customers mobile and active. Your administration has made this more difficult. We are demanding that you implement policies and practices that make Vision Zero a reality, not just a campaign promise.
Dave Salovesh was not just a customer, but a good friend, loyal supporter, and vocal critic of the DC government’s sluggish pace when it came to Vision Zero. We will miss his tireless advocacy. We now have to attend to his unfinished business.
People from every Ward and all walks of life use bikes as their primary mode of transportation, their means of making a living, and their gateway to a healthy life. We are committed to making sure that these customers, friends, riding partners, and neighbors have safe and connected infrastructure to ride on. Some of our customers use the roads and parks for recreation and training, things that make living in this city and region enjoyable. Some of our customers use their bikes to get to work or do their job. These DC residents and visitors are no less important but far more vulnerable than a car user and should be prioritized in planning decisions. (more…)
Something has to be done about this section of the protected bike lane along 4th St NE south of Florida Ave (NoMa). The construction crew removed the flexposts and reinstalled them inadequately. The reinstalled flexposts are now providing separation between the bike lanes themselves leaving the northbound bike lane exposed to opposite traffic.”
Ed. Note: I’ll be sure to send this to DDOT to address ASAP.
G sends the above this morning:
“Great work making the cycle tracks safe. 15th between O and P NW. Not clearing anyone soon (their truck is boxing the forklift in).”
And Rex sends the shot below yesterday: (more…)