More Bike Lanes in Washington, D.C.

The latest addition to a network of bike lanes was officially opened yesterday on Pennsylvania Avenue. The new bike lanes are part of a pilot program on streets selected because they are judged to have the capacity to accommodate bikes and motor vehicles.

The bike lanes run east and west down the center of Pennsylvania Avenue from Third Street to 15th Street NW. They were installed in the median to limit conflicts with buses, right-turning vehicles, parked vehicles and entrances on the right-hand side of the roadway. Read more of this post

Bike-Sharing in Washington D.C. 10x Bigger

Just yesterday I blogged about our city ranked as the top city in healthy living life style. It looks like it is about to get even healthier.  SmartBike, the first bike-sharing program in the country plans to implement a bigger and better bike-share. Not quite sure to thank the SmartBike or the administration for this yet. Once I find out more, I’ll do another blog post about it.

SmartBike currently has about 120 bikes and 10 stations around DC, but the new version of the project will have about 1,100 bikes and 114 stations all around the district and in the neighboring Arlington County.

This expansion has been widely rumored for months, since Cyberpresse reported a deal was in the works. U.S. company Alta Bicycle Share will actually operate the system and employ the staff. The system should launch in the fall. Read more of this post


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