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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Biking

Bike summit begins Tuesday

Bicycling advocates will arrive en masse in Washington on Tuesday for the annual National Bike Summit, four days of planning and lobbying that made news last year when U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood climbed onto a table to address the group.

By Ashley Halsey III  | March 7, 2011; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Biking  
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Today's transportation roundup

The story of the day -- at least for me -- is potholes.

I hit a massive one last night driving home on Route 450. It was late and I was tired and close to home, so I kept driving. I ended up shredding the tire but thankfully the rim wasn't damaged.

By Michael D. Bolden  | March 3, 2011; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation, Biking, Metro, NTSB  
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Car-centric L.A. approves bike plan

Los Angeles officials approved a plan Tuesday that aims to get residents of the notoriously auto-centric city out of their cars and onto bicycles by linking its sprawling communities with an extensive network of bicycle lanes and trails.

By Associated Press  | March 2, 2011; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Biking, Transportation News  
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Alexandria considers bike-sharing

Alexandria transportation officials are considering a $400,000 pilot program with Capital Bikeshare, already popular in Arlington and the District.

By Christy Goodman  | February 24, 2011; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Biking, Northern Virginia  
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Capital Bikeshare reopens

Capital Weather Gang | Closings and delays 6:31 a.m. Update: Capital Bikeshare has reopened. Original post: Capital Bikeshare, the regional cycling network with locations in the District and Arlington County, is closed due to the snow falling across the region....

By Washington Post Editors  | February 22, 2011; 5:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Biking  
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Take a two-wheeled tour of D.C.

Take an eight-minute tour of Washington's expanding dedicated bike lanes with this video. A camera affixed to the handlebars of a bike takes viewers through residential and downtown areas of the city and explores what cycling is like in the wide array of situations riders may encounter, including blocked pathways and unexpected obstacles.

By Luke Rosiak  | February 14, 2011; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Biking, District  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , February 4, 2011
Capital Bikeshare reopens, Luke Rosiak , January 27, 2011
Capital Bikeshare network reopens, Washington Post Editors , January 18, 2011
Traffic-reduction grant boosts Bikeshare, Luke Rosiak , December 23, 2010
Bike-lane tension extends beyond area, Luke Rosiak , November 22, 2010
Lessons on biking from the Dutch, Luke Rosiak , November 16, 2010
Be alert or risk a ticket, Christy Goodman , November 9, 2010
Bikeshare annual discount to end, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Airbag for cyclists unveiled, Luke Rosiak , October 21, 2010
Feds urged to use Bikeshare program, Ed O'Keefe , October 4, 2010
Fairfax looks at bike plan, Robert Thomson , September 27, 2010
Bike-sharing network launches today, Michael Bolden , September 20, 2010
Laurel to get bike lanes, Luke Rosiak , August 30, 2010
Traffic lights for bikes?, Luke Rosiak , August 12, 2010
Bikeshare program rolls out sign-up site, Luke Rosiak , August 11, 2010
Bikeshare memberships debut, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
DC bikesharing locations unveiled, Luke Rosiak , July 20, 2010
Share your thoughts on Bikeshare, Luke Rosiak , June 18, 2010
15 Metrobus routes detour this weekend, Michael Bolden , June 11, 2010
D.C. revises bike lane plan, Robert Thomson , June 8, 2010
 
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