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Phone: 202.518.0524
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Washington Area
Bicyclist Association
2599 Ontario Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Move DC

Latest Updates from the WABA Blog

Let's Create a World Class Bicycling City

Bicycling ridership has grown by a 175% increase in the last six years supported by a network of over 100 miles of bike lanes, trails and cycle tracks. DC has also invested in the largest public bikeshare program in the US, Capital Bikeshare, attracting over 3 million trips in the first three years of operation. But the work is not finished.

Mayor Gray’s Sustainable DC plan has set an ambitious goal of growing the percentage of people walking and biking to work to 25% in the next 20 years. Currently, only about 3.5% of DC residents bike to work. Now is the time for the District to plan and build a world class bicycle network.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is developing a long range transportation master plan to guide investments through a public and technical process called MoveDC. On February 9th, the MoveDC Idea Exchange kicked off the initiative with Mayor Gray, Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Mary Cheh and DDOT Terry Bellamy. When the crowd was asked how they got to MLK Jr Library, over half of the audience raised their hand for biking. This was a strong showing of bicyclists that must be continued through the MoveDC process.

The WABA Position

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association believes public space on District streets should be programmed to achieve the greatest mobility for residents. Biking is the most efficient use of public space and public resources to achieve mobility. DDOT must redouble its efforts to encourage bicycling by setting the following priorities:

  • A complete network of physically separated bicycle facilities.
  • Bicycling mode share in D.C. should be 15% to 20% by 2032.
  • Major corridors and arterials throughout the city should be enhanced for safe and comfortable bicycle travel, not restricted.
  • Bike parking options and Capital Bikeshare should be expanded.

Download our prepared fact sheet with complete talking points and supporting data.

Get Involved: Attend a Workshop or Webinar

The next round of public workshops will be in October. Please attend!

SESSION 1 (tentative)

When   Monday, October 21, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where   Union Station
625 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002
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RVSP for this meeting

SESSION 2 

When   Tuesday, October 22, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Where   Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Road, NE
Washington, DC 20019
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RVSP for this meeting

SESSION 3 

When   Saturday, October 26, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where   DCUSA Retail Center
2nd Floor between Target and Best Buy (near escalator and elevator)
3100 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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RVSP for this meeting

SESSION 4 

When   Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Where   Petworth Neighborhood Library
4200 Kansas Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20011
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WEBINAR

When   Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Noon to 1:00 p.m
Where   Sign up via www.wemoveDC.org starting October 10th

PARTICIPATE ONLINE, ANYTIME

When   October 1, 2013 through October 30, 2013
Where   Online: Launch MetroQuest

 

Contact WABA's Advocacy Staff

Email Us at advocacy@waba.org
Call us at (202) 518-0524 x212

 


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