Silver Spring Trails has a few pictures from Europe showing people living, biking and walking right alongside trams.
Peter Gray, of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, worked to ensure these improvements were part of the development. "The developers of Lot 31 are an excellent example of entepeneurs who entered into an early and open dialogue with trail advocates," he says, "which resulted in changes to the development that will enhance that project and also benefit users of the Capital Crescent Trail."
Upon completion, the development will include new bike racks and a new trail spur along its southern edge, connecting the existing section of trail to a courtyard for the new building and a drop-off location on Woodmont Avenue.
Despite the project's incredibly large parking garage, it does, in part at least, fit into MoCo's new philosophy:
the Montgomery County Council just approved a plan that will provide discounts to developers building dense projects near Metro stations “as long as they also construct bike paths and walkways, put shops and other amenities nearby, and use environmentally friendly construction methods.”
Instead of speed bumps, DDOT is looking at more holistic solutions to traffic calming.
“We’re going to do a traffic analysis of the entire city, but we’re going to do it neighborhood-by-neighborhood,” said Klein.
He said the overall purpose of the traffic plans is to determine how to slow traffic while also ensuring that it flows smoothly. The plans will also consider improving bike and pedestrian travel, he added.
His recent radio stories on Mayor Fenty’s misuse of cops in shepherding his bicycle rides were terrific. He got hate mail from some bicyclists.
If Segraves had any real nerve, he’d invite some of those cyclists on his first show. But no, he’s already signed up Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray for Dec. 13.
Last we checked, none of them were outraged cyclists.
A parking enforcement officer illegally parked in the bike lane.
Matt Johnson at GGW points out that MARC not only should allow bikes on board, they're legally obligated to:
In the 2000 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 1260, which required that "The [Maryland Transit] Administration shall adopt regulations to facilitate the transportation of bicycles on board passenger railroad services." The reference to "passenger railroad services" indicates that the law is binding on the commuter services taken over from B&O and Amtrak by the state — MARC trains.
Vox Populi contacted the MPD about the recent Georgetown bike crash, but got no info.
FABB calls out a Post article about dealing with Tysons traffic because he never mentions bicycles.
Tysons bike share system could handle many of the short, lunchtime trips, at a very low cost compared to the transit options. Bikes can be used for many commute trips for people living within a 5 mile or greater radius of Tysons, especially when combined with trips on Fairfax Connector buses, all of which now have bike racks.
One person talks about how their 7 mile drive now takes an hour. You can bike that in 40 minutes (and still have time for a shower).