News & Updates

Bicycling Advocates Meetup – Prince George’s County

Come chat, meet other cyclists and advocates, and share your thoughts about community needs and WABA’s advocacy agenda for summer-fall 2024 and beyond.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Seth Grimes on June 20, 2024.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Seth Grimes
on June 20, 2024.

 

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Biking on the sidewalk: an FAQ

Should you? Is it allowed? How can you do it safely?

Here’s a quick video explainer.

Resource last updated by Colin Browne on June 20, 2024.

Resource last updated by Colin Browne
on June 20, 2024.

 

Check out concepts for Gateway Park!

Staff will present and solicit feedback on 3 concepts for Gateway Park on 6/25, based on a first round of community engagement.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 14, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on June 14, 2024.

 

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We ♥️ Trails: W&OD Trail Meetup

WABA and friends will be out on the W&OD on 6/28 in Falls Church for conversation, giveaways, and to hear from YOU!

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 14, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on June 14, 2024.

 

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Share feedback on traffic operations at the Capital One Center

Weigh in on the Traffic Operations and Parking Plan for the Capital One Arena.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on June 12, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on June 12, 2024.

 

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Sign-on to Support a Safer Grant Circle

Sign-on to show your support for traffic safety improvements to Grant Circle.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on June 12, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on June 12, 2024.

 

Call your Councilmembers about the Connecticut Ave Bike Lane

DDOT’s plan is bad, and the Council needs to use the budget to make it better.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne on June 10, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne
on June 10, 2024.

 

Schedule for Red Line Rides: Bike Commuting during the Red Line Shutdown

Here’s the current schedule of rides for experienced and would-be bike commuters, during the June-August Red Line east-side station closures.

Action Alert, Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes on June 20, 2024.

Action Alert, Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes
on June 20, 2024.

 

Red Line Rides: Bike Commuting & Bikeshare during the Red Line Shutdown

WABA is organizing Red Line Rides — promoting bike commuting for experienced and would-be bike commuters, and publicizing Montgomery County’s 30-day free Bikeshare — during the June-August Red Line east-side station closures.

Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes on June 10, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes
on June 10, 2024.

 

Help secure a better Wiehle Avenue

FCDOT is proposing big changes to Wiehle Avenue near the Metro & W&OD – share your thoughts/preferences before 7/1.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 14, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 7/1

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 7/1, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 14, 2024.

 

Route 29 (Summit Drive to Jermantown Road) Public Meeting

Join Fairfax County staff for a discussion of bike/pedestrian improvements proposed for Route 29.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 31, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on May 31, 2024.

 

WABA’s 2024 Ward 7 & 8 Council Questionnaires and Forum Recordings

DC’s Primary election ends on June 4th, 2024. If you haven’t already, now is the time to vote! WABA is 501(c)(3) nonpartisan and non-political organization. The following information provided as a public service to educate voters about political candidates’ positions on transportation issues. WABA does not endorse any political candidates. Because transportation is such a […]

Blog Post, Event last updated by Kalli Krumpos on May 30, 2024.

Blog Post, Event last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on May 30, 2024.

 

Review the Complete Streets Concept for N Lynn St

Weigh in on proposed improvements to N Lynn Street, part of Arlington’s Resurfacing for Complete Streets (RFCS) program.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 30, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 6/5

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 6/5, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 30, 2024.

 

WABA Summer Events

WABA is organizing some exciting events over the summer.

We would love to recruit some help to pull everything together so we can provide a great experience for all involved.  There are a range of roles for volunteers including ride marshals, pit-stop helpers, festival helpers, and more. See what’s right for you!

Resource last updated by Jordan Mittleman on June 11, 2024.

Resource last updated by Jordan Mittleman
on June 11, 2024.

 

Let’s keep Beach Drive car-free on weekends in Montgomery County

If you love the open parkway on Beach Drive in Montgomery County, the agency needs to hear from you.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne on May 24, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne
on May 24, 2024.

 

Neighborhood Complete Streets Projects for Comment – N Wakefield Street

Arlington’s shared street concept for N Wakefield St needs more robust engineering – speak up by 5/27.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 23, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 5/27

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 5/27, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 23, 2024.

 

Neighborhood Complete Streets Projects for Comment – 8th Road N

Adding a sidewalk is a start but could Arlington go further on 8th Road N? Chime in before by 5/27.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 23, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 5/27

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 5/27, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 23, 2024.

 

Loudoun County Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Feasibility Study Questionnaire

NVRC and NPS are seeking public input on how to best complete the PHNST network in Loudon County. Take the survey before 6/3.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 21, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 6/3

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 6/3, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 21, 2024.

 

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Connecticut Avenue Multimodal Safety Improvement Project Virtual Public Meeting

DDOT will host a public meeting on the Connecticut Avenue Multimodal Safety Improvement Project on June 3rd.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Kalli Krumpos on June 3, 2024.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on June 3, 2024.

 

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Comment by 5/31!

Let’s pass the E-BIKE Act

Comment by 5/31!

Show your support for a federal tax credit for e-bikes can make carbon-friendly transport more affordable for all.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on May 21, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Comment deadline is May 31st!

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Comment deadline is May 31st!, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on May 21, 2024.

 

Amtrak: Make Biking by Train Easier

Call on Amtrak to improve the experience and to address barriers for people traveling with bikes.

Action Alert last updated by Kalli Krumpos on May 21, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on May 21, 2024.

 

Monday: Speak up against bad plans for Duke Street

On Tuesday, May 14th, Alexandria staff presented an oral update to the City Council on the Duke St, West Taylor Run and Cambridge Rd project, a piece of the larger Duke Street in Motion project that seeks to reimagine transit along this vital corridor.  The good news: the plans include a two-way bikeway between Cambridge […]

Action Alert, Event last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 20, 2024.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on June 20, 2024.

 

Cautious Optimism on Connecticut Ave, and other Advocacy Opportunities

This isn’t over, but it is a time to breathe a sigh of relief and have a bit of a celebration (another ride on Connecticut, anyone?)

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on May 16, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on May 16, 2024.

 

Bike bus resources

A bike bus is a group of students and adults who bicycle to school together, making stops along a previously-designated route to pick up others as they approach the school.

Resource last updated by Aimee Custis on May 16, 2024.

Resource last updated by Aimee Custis
on May 16, 2024.

 

Provide Feedback on Proposed Arlington Blvd.-Washington Blvd. Improvements

Provide feedback on bicycle and safety improvement ideas along Arlington Blvd. & Washington Blvd. before May 21st.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 10, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Survey closes 5/21

Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Survey closes 5/21, Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 10, 2024.

 

Provide Feedback on Arlington Neighborhood Complete Streets Capital & Pilot Projects

Share feedback on five Complete Streets projects in Arlington County before May 27th.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 10, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Survey closes 5/27

Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link

Survey closes 5/27, Virtual

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on May 10, 2024.

 

MoCo Bicycling Advocates Meetup

Let’s hang out and talk about how to make biking in Montgomery County even better!

Action Alert, Event last updated by Seth Grimes on May 21, 2024.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Seth Grimes
on May 21, 2024.

 

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Prince George’s County Advocacy Update

For WABA Advocacy in Prince George’s County, community engagement is job #1. Here’s what we’ve been up to, and what’s next.

Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes on May 10, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes
on May 10, 2024.

 

Weigh in on E-Bike Safety Rules

Weigh in about your experiences with ebikes to inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s future safety rules.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos on May 21, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on May 21, 2024.

 

Call on the County Council to fund safer biking and walking

The council needs to hear your support for funding bike projects, the parks department, planning capacity, and an ebike voucher program.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne on May 7, 2024.

Action Alert last updated by Colin Browne
on May 7, 2024.