via Green K Street March/Ride
From a press release:
“Sustainable transportation advocates from around DC will gather on Sun., Mar. 31 at 12 p.m. to call attention to the need for safety measures, including a road diet, on K Street, an essential east-west arterial that crosses North Capitol Street. K Street is an essential through-route for bike commuters, including parents and school children, as it connects connects downtown and Mount Vernon Square to the bike lanes on 4th and 6th Streets NE and the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Organizers are planning a picnic, march and bike ride from the green space at 800 K St NE to 440 K St NW. (more…)
via Capital Bikeshare
From a press release:
“Capital Bikeshare announced today that it will expand its fleet of electric Capital Bikeshare Plus bikes to 500 under the pilot program which began in September 2018. The original pilot had 85 electric bikes. The ebikes – which are pedal-assist – provide an electric boost up to speeds of 18 mph and make it easier than ever to climb hills and travel longer distances. Early results from the program have shown the bikes to be very popular and will help riders get around the DC Metro area quickly and easily.
The additional ebikes will be added to the system beginning March 18 and gradually increased over several weeks. Because the ebikes have a higher cost than classic bikes and in order to support this new product and related operations, Capital Bikeshare is introducing a $1 unlock fee per ebike ride for riders beginning April 15. Riders who are eligible for Financial Assistance Programs will not be charged the fee. (more…)
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in reference to a First Degree Sexual Abuse and an Assault with the Intent to Commit Robbery that occurred on Friday, March 08, 2019, in the 200 block of P Street, Northwest.
At approximately 11:00 am, the victim was approached by the suspect, at the listed location, as she was getting into a ride share vehicle. The suspect sexually assaulted her and attempted to take her property then fled the scene. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.
On Friday, March 8, 2019, 36-year-old Broadus Johnson, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and Assault with the Intent to Commit Robbery.
From MPD Saturday night:
“Armed Robbery Gun at 2328 hrs on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Lookout for (10) B/M’S, ages in their teens, wearing all black clothing and armed with dark and silver guns. Last seen running North on the trail.”
Thanks to all who reported this horrible crash around 5pm last night:
“Entire street closed at NJ. Helmet and jacket on ground looked to be soaked in blood next to mangled bike. Horrifying. Hoping the victim is OK but I have no idea as to their condition.”
“NJ & R crash is bad. There’s a mangled bike and a garbage truck.”
“Police say the bicyclist was conscious and breathing when officers arrived and was transported to the hospital.
Police say the driver stayed on the scene after the accident.”
Updates when/if more is known on the cyclist’s condition.
“On 3/6/2019, at approximately 12:25 AM, Fifth District Officers responded to the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE, for the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. The officers arrived on the scene and located the victim, an adult male, laying in the roadway, unconscious and barely breathing. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The striking vehicle did not stay on the scene, and was last seen fleeing westbound on Rhode Island Avenue, NE, from Franklin Street, NE. (more…)
Thanks to Bry for sending: “Looking West from 8th Street, SE – with bike path!”
Thanks to Heather for sending Friday night:
“A USPS van was parked the wrong way in the bikelane on I St, SW forcing cars over the double yellow and bikes into the street. The Fed Ex truck parked in the bike lane on N. Carolina is just a bonus. There was a large vacant parking space next to the Fed Ex truck.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rudi Riet
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a proposed rulemaking, in support of Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero initiative, that will prohibit stopping, standing, parking, passenger loading and unloading, and other obstructions of bicycle lanes.
DDOT’s rulemaking, drafted in coordination with the Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of For Hire Vehicles, is designed to eliminate and clearly prohibit behaviors that endanger cyclists traveling in the District’s bike lane network.
“As the District continues to embrace multimodal transportation, we have to make sure that our regulations and practices protect all users of the roadway,” said DDOT Director, Jeff Marootian. “These rules reinforce the Bowser administration’s commitment to Vision Zero and eliminating traffic fatalities in the District.”
The proposed rulemaking makes the following improvements and clarifications to existing regulations: (more…)
20th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to John for passing on from FRESHFARM:
“FRESHFARM needs your help! We have an important update to share about the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the creation of a north-south protected bike lane to connect the Dupont Circle neighborhood with Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. This week, the Dupont Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B) made a motion to recommend that the protected bike lane be constructed along 20th Street NW, which would travel directly through the market. While FRESHFARM strongly supports more protected bike lanes throughout the city, we are very concerned about the impacts the proposed bike lane will have on market operations. A protected bike lane along 20th Street could reduce the footprint of the Dupont Circle Farmers Market by as much as 60% and create serious safety hazards for shoppers, farmers and producers, as well as cyclists. (more…)
I’ve been scooting to work for 6 months now and usually get there via the bike lane on M street. I have been nearly hit 3 times this week alone because trucks are consistently parking (illegally) at the end of a protected bike lane IN THE MERGING AREA where cars traveling west-bound on M need to get in the right turn lane to get onto 24th street. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards
Update from Capital Bikeshare on yesterday’s glitch:
“We know that you rely on Capital Bikeshare to get around the DC metro area, and we’re grateful to have you as a member of our community. We wanted to update you on an issue that has left about 10% of stations temporarily out of service.
These stations became disconnected from the network yesterday, meaning users could not use the Capital Bikeshare app or kiosk to unlock a bike when visiting one of these stations. As soon as we became aware of this issue, we began working on a solution and have been in the process of fixing it. However, it is taking us longer than we expected to bring all of the stations back on-line and we apologize that these stations remain out of service. (more…)