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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 09/21/2010

Past and future chances to walk and bike

By David Alpert

This week was, and is, jam packed with special events around walking and biking, including some great walking and biking tours coming up.

Capital Bikeshare launched yesterday to great fanfare in the plaza behind USDOT. TheWashCycle summarized all the press coverage. Memberships are still $50 so join now!

Don't panic if the station you were hoping to use isn't included in the official map. More stations will be rolling out, a few a week, through October. The printed maps on the existing stations have the complete map, and there are no plans to cut any of those stations.

The bike-sharing launch wasn't the only non-motorized transportation event yesterday, however. It was also Park(ing) Day, where people in cities across the world feed the meters and occupy one parking space with some artificial turf and a little park.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post here on Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | September 21, 2010; 11:54 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, traffic, transportation  
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