- On Saturday, MPD is hosting a Met Branch Trail Safety open house.
- On Nov 3rd, WABA is hosting the Regional Call to Action summit. "We need your help in shaping the future of bicycling in DC, Maryland and Virginia region. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is hosting a regional Call to Action Summit on November 3, 2011 at the Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, VA. The one day summit will be a culmination of weeks of local meetings in all six jurisdictions that WABA represents and it will include a presentation of a plan for the the next five years of advocacy for the region." The speakers are listed here.
- And one last one: On in November there are 4 Purple Line open houses - which would also discuss the future Capital Crescent Trail I presume.
- Work begins on a building next to the MBT at the NY Ave Metro station. It should allow for a foot/bike connection from 2nd and N to the MBT trailhead along M.
- Streetsblog - at Rail~lvolution - has some facts on DC biking. "According to a CaBi survey, 40 percent of its members reported a reduction in their use of transit." and "Already the [Union Station Bike Station] has 200 members and an average of 35 trips per day."
- Time to break out the bike lights.
- Harriet Tregoning calls SmartBike (not Capital Bikeshare) a failure because it started too small.
- Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails announced that construction of Phases II and III of the Tobacco Heritage Trail will begin soon. About 20 miles of the trail has been built or is under construction thus far, but when done the trail will consist of 160 miles of trail in Central Virginia.
- Cars v. bikes