News & Updates

Comment on the DC Budget for FY2025

Share Your Ideas and Priorities for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s FY2025 Budget.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on February 19, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on February 19, 2024.

 

Newsletter: Nature doing its thing

Sometimes all it takes is a whole lot of turtles.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on February 9, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on February 9, 2024.

 

Provide Feedback on VDOT’s Glebe Road Proposals

VDOT is looking to improve safety on Glebe Road between I-66 and Columbia Pike in Arlington – weigh in before 2/19.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 8, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 2/19

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 2/19, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 8, 2024.

 

Take the Custis Trail Needs Assessment Survey

Arlington is reviewing conditions of the venerable Custis Trail with an eye towards improvements – share your trail experiences before 2/18.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 8, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 2/18

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 2/18, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 8, 2024.

 

King Street-Bradlee Safety & Mobility Open House

Join Transportation staff to learn about and the project, view initial concepts, and provide feedback.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 8, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on February 8, 2024.

 

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DC Council Passes First-in-Nation Legislation!

The DC Council took its second and final vote on the STEER Act.

Blog Post last updated by Jeremiah Lowery on February 7, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Jeremiah Lowery
on February 7, 2024.

 

Tips for winter biking ❄️🚲🧊

Advocacy Team Intern, Maia Riggs, has compiled a list of tips to help you stay safe and warm while riding your bike this winter.

Blog Post last updated by Sarah Haedrich on February 13, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Sarah Haedrich
on February 13, 2024.

 

Newsletter: Cornering at speed.

Places to go zooooooooom on your bike.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on February 2, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on February 2, 2024.

 

We’re Hiring: Shop Manager, Gearin’ Up Bicycles

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is seeking a committed and dedicated individual to be the Shop Manager of Gearin’ Up Bikes

Blog Post last updated by Hakeem Moss on February 12, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Hakeem Moss
on February 12, 2024.

 

WaPo Letter: D.C. must clear snow for everyone, not just cars

Our DC Trail Ranger Operations Manager writes to the Washington Post this morning about the region’s failure to keep trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes safe after snowfall.

Blog Post, External Link last updated by Colin Browne on January 29, 2024.

Blog Post, External Link last updated by Colin Browne
on January 29, 2024.

 

Prince George’s County Budget Listening Session

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks is hosting a community listening session on the FY 2025 budget.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 28, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 28, 2024.

 

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What’s WABA up to in Montgomery County?

We’d like to recap Montgomery County activities over the past few months and highlight a few up-coming opportunities we’re pursuing.

Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes on January 26, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes
on January 26, 2024.

 

Newsletter: Read this later.

It’s too nice out.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on February 2, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on February 2, 2024.

 

The Connecticut Ave Protected Bike Lane needs to happen this year.

Ask the council to use legislation and the budget to move this project forward this year.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne on January 26, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne
on January 26, 2024.

 

Tell Our Virginia Leaders to Support MORE Bicycling!

Let’s bring the e-bike revolution to Virginia! An equity-focused rebate program is being considered this year, plus a bill that would afford schools the opportunity to expand their student transportation options by supporting ‘bike buses’ and other active modes. We need Virginians like you to reach out now!

Action Alert last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 12, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on February 12, 2024.

 

Tell Our Virginia Leaders to Support SAFER Bicycling!

This year could be the year we bring the Safety Stop to Virginia, ensure safer passing movements of bicyclists in a travel lanes, allow bicyclists to proceed with the WALK signal at intersections, and kickstart a rebate program for e-bikes across the Commonwealth. We need Virginias like you to reach out now!

Action Alert last updated by Kevin O'Brien on February 12, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on February 12, 2024.

 

Newsletter: A good map

And also a confession.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on February 2, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on February 2, 2024.

 

Supporting better bicycling near & far in 2024

In 2024, we will be pushing a comprehensive bicycling safety agenda that incorporates lessons from last year’s close legislative defeats. We worked with statewide agency staff and leaders through the year to address concerns and have secured patrons from across the Commonwealth who share a love of bicycling. 

Action Alert last updated by Kevin O'Brien on January 10, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on January 10, 2024.

 

Take the Duke St/West Taylor/Cambridge Rd Survey

Speak up for protected bicycle facilities along Duke Street!

Action Alert last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 16, 2024.

Action Alert

Survey closes 1/15

Virtual

Action Alert

Survey closes 1/15, Virtual

Action Alert last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 16, 2024.

 

Maryland Transportation and Climate Accountability Act Webinar

Explore the future of road safety in this upcoming webinar focusing on Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA).

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 6, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 6, 2024.

 

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Newsletter: preparations and official recommendations

The real risk of riding in winter weather.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

Speak out for the Arboretum Bridge & Trail

After 20 years, the Arboretum Bridge and Trail Project is finally nearing construction, but there are a few final steps where your voice can help show how valued this connection will be. DDOT and the National Park Service (NPS) worked together on the project and seek community stakeholders’s feedback on the final design. Show your support for this important project by January 12th.

Blog Post last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 16, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 16, 2024.

 

A Prince George’s Preview of the 2024 Maryland Legislative Session

Join WABA for an early look at 2024 Maryland pro-bicycling, pro-pedestrian, pro-road safety legislation with discussion how you can support a pro-safety agenda.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Seth Grimes on January 8, 2024.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Seth Grimes
on January 8, 2024.

 

Share feedback on the Amherst Avenue Bikeway

Share comments with MCDOT on updated designs for the Amherst Ave Bikeway.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Jonathan Kincade on January 8, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Submit comments by January 12, 2024

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Submit comments by January 12, 2024, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Jonathan Kincade on January 8, 2024.

 

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USDOT Extends Comment Period for Public Input on Improving Accessibility of Transit Facilities for People with Disabilities

USDOT seeks input on ways to improve the accessibility of public transit facilities for people with disabilities.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 4, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Submit comments by February 20, 2024

Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Submit comments by February 20, 2024, Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 4, 2024.

 

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Maple Ave Connectivity Project Meeting

Join Takoma Park staff to review the first draft designs for the Maple Avenue Connectivity Project.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 8, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 8, 2024.

 

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Blue Line Corridor Sector Plan Vision Statement – Feedback Requested

Provide your input on the Central Avenue Blue/Silver Line Sector Plan vision statement.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 8, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 8, 2024.

 

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A short history of Safe Streets efforts

While the safe streets campaigns have had a global uptake in the past ten years, the efforts can be traced back to the 1920s in America when automobiles were popularized in America In the 1950s and 1960s, concerned mothers became particularly interested in the cause on behalf of their children.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on December 28, 2023.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on December 28, 2023.

 

Unlocking new adventures

Ever feel like you’re winning a video game?

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on December 27, 2023.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on December 27, 2023.

 

Apply to Join the Blue Line Corridor Civic Leadership Institute

Apply to join the BLC leadership program to learn how to advocate for healthy, sustainable neighborhoods.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on December 26, 2023.

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Applications close 12/30

Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Applications close 12/30, Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on December 26, 2023.

 

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