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Get There Archive: Biking

The weekend and beyond

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 21, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Advisories , Biking , Congestion , Construction , Driving , Events , Metro , Weekend Work  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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Bike lanes not quite ready

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 20, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Biking  | Tags: DDOT, Dr. Gridlock  
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Tips for commuter cycling

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 20, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Biking  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Metro prepares for 'Bike to Work'

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 18, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Biking , Metro , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail, metrobus  
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Bike to work resources

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 18, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Biking , Commuting  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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What would you like to see?

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.]

By Robert Thomson  |  May 13, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Biking , Driving , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Officers ride to remember fallen, Michael Bolden , May 13, 2010
Sharing the Road?, Michael Bolden , April 29, 2010
Is drinking and biking ever okay?, Michael Bolden , April 26, 2010
Road work near Lincoln Memorial, Robert Thomson , April 20, 2010
Travelers' teachable moments, Robert Thomson , April 20, 2010
'Ghost bike' set as memorial, Robert Thomson , April 13, 2010
Parking filling up at National Airport, Michael Bolden , March 31, 2010
Reminder: Meeting on D.C. bike plans, Robert Thomson , March 18, 2010
D.C. transportation chief's chat is illuminating, Washington Post Editors , November 20, 2009
Watch for bikers at 15th Street intersections, Robert Thomson , November 16, 2009
Hiker-biker bridge moving forward in Montgomery, Robert Thomson , November 12, 2009
DC innovates on 15th Street bike lane, Robert Thomson , November 12, 2009
How to Stay Warm and Dry at Bike DC, Robert Thomson , October 16, 2009
Public Hearing on The K Street Transitway, Ashley Halsey , October 14, 2009
Cyclists Can Sign Up to Use D.C. Bike Station, Robert Thomson , September 21, 2009
New Hampshire Avenue Lane Shifts Next Week, Ashley Halsey , September 2, 2009
DC Traffic Control Officers Get Teeth, Robert Thomson , July 29, 2009
Join Me at Noon For Online Chat, Robert Thomson , July 20, 2009
Metro Looking For Ideas From Bikers, Walkers, Robert Thomson , July 17, 2009
Connector Construction Affects Route 29, Robert Thomson , July 7, 2009
Beautiful Day For a Wilson Bridge Bike Ride, Robert Thomson , June 27, 2009
Wilson Bridge Trail Opens, Robert Thomson , June 6, 2009
The Week Ahead For Highways and Transit, Robert Thomson , June 1, 2009
Watch Out for Bicyclists on "National Bike to Work Day", Washington Post Editors , May 15, 2009
Bike Light Giveaway, Robert Thomson , October 23, 2008
'Car Free Day' on Monday, Robert Thomson , September 17, 2008
Advocating Eye Contact in Traffic, Robert Thomson , August 14, 2008
SmartBike Open for Business in DC, Robert Thomson , August 13, 2008
Bikers Question Trail Speed Limit, Robert Thomson , June 10, 2008
DC Ending Mandatory Bike Registration, Robert Thomson , May 29, 2008
This Is Bike to Work Day, Robert Thomson , May 16, 2008
Community Bike Ride on Sunday, Robert Thomson , May 31, 2007
D.C. Bike Station Proposed, Robert Thomson , December 12, 2006
 
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