- Greenbelt Advisory Planning Board meeting tonight - Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30pm at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. On the Agenda: Discussion of the City-wide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. Guests from NASA Goddard present a proposed bicycle route.
- Speaking of Greenbelt. From there to downtown DC by bike in 14 minutes (using sped up footage).
- WABA is now part of Climate Ride and is forming teams for both the DC-NYC ride and the California ride. You can join.
- The Idylwood Road Overpass will open on Friday. Rebuilt as part of the HOT lanes project, it is now "slightly wider" to accomodate bicyclists and pedestrians.
- A parking deal between the Vienna Town Council and Schupp Cos. will allow employees at the Park Place office building in Vienna to park at the town's Community Center on weekends, and for the public to park at the Park Place parking structure after hours. "The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority owns the community center’s parking lot, which is located on its Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park property. The agency lets the town use the lot via a license agreement. In a March 9 letter to [Vienna Parks and Recreation Director Cathy] Salgado, Katherine Rudacille, the Park Authority’s deputy director of planning and grants, warned that “introducing new non-park uses possibly could trigger federal approvals because of grant restrictions on the W&OD property.” The Park Place lot is not convenient or obvious to trail users, and probably would not be used by them, Rudacille wrote.
- WABA is working on a "Health Impact Assessment for a potential bike lane on a 2 mile stretch of Alabama Avenue in Southeast DC. This bike lane would connect two off-road bike trails–Oxon Run and Suitland Parkway–plus connect residents to three health care facilities, two full service grocery stores, nine schools, multiple recreation centers, and the Congress Heights metro station."