by Andrew Ramonas May 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

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Bicycle commuters are slated to get complimentary snacks, T-shirts and cycling advice in several places around the District this week.

The annual “Bike to Work Day” is set to return with some pit stops in the Borderstan coverage area Friday.

The spots include:

Other pit stops in the area are on this map.

To get the free T-shirt, cyclists must register online.

by Andrew Ramonas May 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm 3 Comments

Painted R Street NW bicycle lane near 15th Street NW (Photo via Google Maps)A D.C. resident is trying to gather support to help make crosstown cycling safer and easier between Dupont Circle and the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

Michael Forster, a lawyer and D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council member, yesterday launched a petition calling on the District Department of Transportation and Mayor Muriel Bowser to create a protected, two-way bicycle lane on a 2.6-mile stretch of R Street in the heart of the District. The road only has a painted bicycle lane that travels west as of now.

The lane would benefit thousands of residents in the area and have a “minimum effect on drivers,” who could continue to drive and park on the street, Forster wrote in the petition.

“When the Metropolitan Branch Trail is completed, the addition of this bike lane would create a fully-protected route from Silver Spring, Maryland to Dupont Circle, making a great alternative to Metro or driving,” he wrote.

The petition has garnered more than two dozen supporters as of 3:45 p.m. today.

Photo via Google Maps

by Borderstan.com March 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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The next-generation infrastructure for biking. (Luis Gomez Photos)

On Wednesday, March 6, join fellow bikers and bike advocates  for a congressional briefing on the next-generation infrastructure for biking.

At the briefing, leaders will explore the idea of “green lanes,” which are cost-effective lanes that reduce crashes, encourage biking and benefit pedestrians and cars by creating a designated space for bikes.

A new report from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) shows that many of the crashes involving injury to pedestrians and cyclists in the 2010-2012 period took place in Borderstan’s neighborhoods, so Wednesday’s meeting will benefit many Borderstan commuters.

Also planned for the briefing:

  • Transportation leaders will share their experiences in addressing commuting challenges. 
  • A leader from the D.C. Downtown Business Improvement District will discuss interest in improving urban mobility and safe bicycling.
  • The Green Lane Project will discuss how Congress can help to implement safe and effective changes.

The briefing will take place from 3:30 until 5 pm in the Congressional Meeting North Room.

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by Borderstan.com February 13, 2013 at 11:17 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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DC Bike Party meets in Dupont Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC Bike Party rides TONIGHT for Mardi Gras.

The group will meet at 7:30 pm in Dupont Circle and ride throughout the city, listening to music on bike speakers and making stops along the way.

Wednesday’s ride will start at 8 pm sharp and will head north towards LeDroit Park for its first “pitstop.”

After the break, the group will hop back on the road and work its way through downtown and over to Foggy Bottom for a post-ride party at Bayou.

For more information, visit DC Bike Party’s website.

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by Borderstan.com December 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

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DC Bike Party. (Courtesy of DC Bike Party)

DC Bike Party will hold its seventh ride, the “DC Bike Party Holiday Hustle,” tonight, December 12 at 7:30 pm.

The group will meet in Dupont Circle for a ride through town while playing music on speakers and making some pit stops along the way. A few highlights for Wednesday night include a stop at the SW Waterfront Holiday tree, a ride along a portion of the Anacostia Riverwalk trail, and an after-party at Rock N Roll Hotel where there will be an extended all-night happy hour.

All are welcome! Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights, and bring all of their gear (helmets, bike lights, locks, etc.). Click here for a map of Wednesday night’s route. For more information on the event, visit the website.

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