From the Examiner
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board plans to apply for up to $29 million in federal stimulus funds to help pay for seven projects around transit stops from New Carrollton to Prince George's County, according to the draft application.
Proposed projects include
Forest Glen Metro, Montgomery County: Build a pedestrian and bike underpass to bypass vehicle traffic at Georgia Avenue and elevator to improve access from Metro station to Holy Cross Hospital, add 10 Capital Bikeshare stations.
Army Navy Drive, Arlington County: Add two-way bike lanes separated from vehicle traffic called cycle tracks, 10 Capital Bikeshare stations along Columbia Pike, wider sidewalks.
VRE stations, Northern Virginia: Add 35 bike lockers to eight commuter train stations.
Fort Totten Metro, D.C.: Redesign two streets to Metro station, including adding and widening sidewalks, adding secure bike parking.
Twinbrook Metro, Rockville: Build bike and pedestrian improvements on four roads, 26 intersections to station.
West Hyattsville Metro, Prince George's County: Rebuild Ager Road and add bike lanes, light-emitting diode street lighting improvements on way to Metro station.
This would be a nice win - especially for Arlington cyclists. The Examiner does make a mistake
The grant application seeks money for development-rich Arlington to get the region's first separated "cycle track," which means bike lanes running in both directions separated from vehicle traffic.
It might be Arlington's first (if you don't count the tiny one in Rosslyn) but not the region's first. There is a cycletrack on 15th in Washington.
It is nice to see the region once again put biking and walking forward as part of their TIGER proposal.