Bike ridership is growing in DC’s Wards 7 & 8 and the Washington Informer has caught on to the story. In their article “Residents East of the River Turn to Bikes”, the Informer outlines our East of the River campaign. Writer Elton Hayes was on hand for our Mobile Bike Shop on June 19th at Skyland Shopping Center which sits on the border of Wards 7 & 8.
The article describes the campaign and the purpose of the mobile bike shop, “With WABA’s grassroots efforts, bike ridership numbers across the Anacostia River will likely continue to increase. As these numbers grow, a larger collective voice will resound in Wards 7 and 8 as residents demand more bike lanes, increased bike trails and cycling amenities afforded to residents in other areas of the city.”
This was captured best by one of mobile bike shop attendees, Tyra Blake, mother of a 10-year-old son from the Fairfax Village neighborhood, “there are hardly any bike lanes. We need them. We need them badly.”