The Capital Weather Gang says travelers should watch out for showers late Saturday and into Sunday. The big construction bottlenecks over the weekend are at Chain Bridge and on the Beltway's inner loop west of the Wilson Bridge. But there are plenty of other traffic and transit issues in this weekend's alerts.
May 21, 2010; 8:50 AM ET |
Categories: Advisories , Biking , Congestion , Construction , Driving , Events , Metro , Weekend Work | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon
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It would have been nice to open the new Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes in time for Friday's Bike to Work Day, but Gabe Klein, director of the District Department of Transportation, said Thursday he's taken a look at them and wants his staff to do a little more work before opening to riders.
Thousands of commuters will participate in Friday's Bike to Work Day, and the Capital Weather Gang's forecast looks very good. The Bike to Work convoys are a great to test the experience of commuter cycling, but here are some tips from experienced cyclists that will get you launched on any day.
When I posted an entry on Bike to Work Day, it provided an exchange in the comments that highlighted the tensions between bikers and drivers over shared space. This one probably will highlight the tensions between bikers and transit riders.
Despite our complaints about commuting, it takes a lot to of effort get people to change their patterns of travel. There's always a threshold to cross into the unfamiliar. Friday's Bike to Work Day is designed to get people past some of those threshold questions by letting them travel to work in a convoy with cyclists who know what they're doing. There are 35 gathering points around the region. They even have prizes.
During my online chat on Monday, a reader asked about what we post here on the Get There blog. I wanted our transportation and development editor, Michael Bolden, to describe the big picture, but he didn't get a chance while the chat was live. Here's what the reader asked and what Michael said in response. [We invite your comments about what postings you find most helpful and why.]