- The NoMa BID was recently awarded a $490,000 grant toward their $50 million parks development plan. "NoMa's park plan, which is being developed with the design firm AECOM, includes outdoor fitness facilities, dog parks, public art installations, picnic tables, bike racks and tree-lined plazas." I would imagine that some of this would enhance the Met Branch Trail.
- The Long Bridge study will start soon, and it's a great opportunity to add a bike/ped path to the bridge.
- A new development located between the NW Branch Trail and the PG Plaza Metro Station will encourage biking. "the developers are promoting the transit-oriented nature of the project with a gridded street plan for the new community. 'Pedestrian and bicycle pathways/linkages to the Metro and between all of the buildings within the development are being designed to promote non-vehicular travel and encourage walkability,' notes a press release."
- Preventing bike theft, from a policy perspective, is largely limited to encouraging better bike locks, and that's why bike theft is so hard to stop.