September Advocacy Roundup
At the #FixContrib Rally
Bike Laws and Policies
Bill to fix Contributory Negligence Passes the DC Council!
Great news!! After nearly three years of persistent organizing
and advocacy by the WABA community, the DC Council just voted unanimously for the second time to pass the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act
to fix contributory negligence!
Low-Stress Bike Network
NPS releases finalized study for a seamless regional trail network!
The study includes a set of goals and 121 capital and programmatic recommendations, in addition to a framework for prioritizing regional funding of trail-related projects in the National Capital Region.
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A Bicycle Traffic Garden and Mt. Vernon Trail Reroute may be coming to Jones Point Park in Alexandria.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway is in the process of proposing improvements to Jones Point Park; we’re working to make sure the changes work for people on bikes too.
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Roosevelt Bridge and East Capital Bridge rehabilitations need to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians.
The District Department of Transportation is planning major rehab of the East Capital St. and I-66 bridges, yet needed bicycle and pedestrian sidepath improvements are not included.
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The prohibition against parking in bike lanes is rarely enforced.
We dug into DC’s Parking and Moving Violation data and found a few concerning trends.
New Connections: Proposed improvements between Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Park Trails
The K Street/Water St NW situation is a scary one for bikes. Between the U-turning buses, trucks and vehicles, frustrated rush-hour commuters, lots of back-in parking, and missing sidewalks that force people to walk in the street, there is no clear area for cyclists to position themselves to avoid conflicts. Fortunately, there’s a plan to transform the corridor into something that works.
Arlington Action Committee briefed by County staff on progress towards a protected bike lane on Quincy St.
Arlington County staff presented a summary of the constraints and trade-offs for upgrading N. Quincy Street’s existing bike lanes, and a preliminary design concept for a few key blocks.
WABA in the News
Page last updated by Carm Saimbre on March 19, 2019.
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