Bike Laws

Throughout the Washington area, bicycles are generally treated as vehicles and bicyclists as operators of vehicles. There are, however, some notable exceptions. The District Department of Transportation’s summary of D.C. bike laws is available here.For the Virginia Department of Transportation’s official summary of Virginia bike laws, see this page.For the Maryland State Highway Administration’s guide […]

Fairness for Crash Victims

Until 2016, only four states and the District of Columbia in the United States retain the antiquated and unfair contributory negligence standard.

Supporting Attorney Program

WABA fights for safer streets and better laws to protect you when you ride. Despite our best efforts, crashes happen. WABA’s Supporting Attorneys are a network of regional attorneys who support WABA’s mission and have a personal connection to bicycling. WABA’s Supporting Attorneys have expertise and experience supporting and representing crash victims and WABA members […]

The Winners of the Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards!

First, we would like to share the winners of our special WABA Awards, and scroll down for photos from the event: The Advocate of the Year for 2014 Winner: Jim Durham, Chair of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee The Vision Zero Award Winners: Bruce Deming and Cory Bilton, local attorneys who provided pro-bono […]


Media Contact Got a question about a specific program? See our Staff Page for direct contact info. If you’re not sure who you want to talk to, email or call (202) 518-0524 x201. Recent Press Mentions Some Scenes From Crystal City’s Bike to Work Day Washingtonian – May, 2017 3 Things to check before you […]


WABA has a long history of successful advocacy campaigns to make the Washington region a better place to ride a bike. Based on our advocacy priorities, here are the current campaigns we are organizing. Bike Friendly Ballston Create the Silver Spring Circle Finish the Trolley Trail in Hyattsville People First on Arlington Road in Bethesda A Safer […]