And the Nominees Are…..

2015 Washington Area Bicyclists Choice Awards The Nominees for the 2015 Bicyclists’ Choice Awards have been revealed! The Nominees are: Best New Bike Infrastructure in the District of Columbia in 2014: Rhode Island Ave bridge (from Met Branch Trail to RI Ave Metro Station) M Street protected bike lane First Street NE protected bike lane Best New Bike Infrastructure in Maryland in 2014: MacArthur Boulevard repaving and bike path improvements Woodglen Drive two-way protected bike lane in Montgomery County, MD MARC train Bike Cars from DC to Baltimore Prince George’s County Trolley Trail in Riverdale and Hyattsville, MD Best New Bike Infrastructure in Virginia in 2014: South Hayes Street protected bike lanes in Pentagon City/Arlington, VA The Bikeometer in Rosslyn King Street bike lanes in Alexandria, VA South Eads Street protected bike lanes in Crystal City/Arlington, VA Trail along Arlington Boulevard from Rolfe St to 10th Bike Friendliest Neighborhood or Business Improvement District NoMa BID Crystal City BID Downtown DC BID Arlington, VA Bike Friendlies Bar, Restaurant or Coffee Shop Swings Coffee Roasters, Downtown DC Big Bear Café, Bloomingdale, DC Java Shack, Arlington, VA District Taco, various locations in DC and VA Bike Friendliest Developer or Property Manger Potomac Yards PN Hoffman (The Wharf at SW Waterfront) Nationals Park Flats at 130 in NoMa Best Bike Shop Proteus Bicycles BicycleSPACE Bikenetic Spokes Etc. Bike Friendliest School School Without Walls High School, DC The Children’s Garden preschool program in Arlington, VA Washington & Lee High School, Arlington, VA Bike Friendliest College or University George Mason University University of Maryland at College Park George Washington University Georgetown University Best Shop Ride BicycleSPACE Hills of Anacostia Freshbikes Tuesday Night Ride Proteus Pastry Ride Bikenetic Sunday Ride Best Use of Biking Data Michael Schaede (MV Jantzten)’s Bikeshare Visualizions (like http://mvjantzen.com/tools/visualizer/) Rosslyn Bikometer Fastest Mode Map: (http://youarehere.cc/p/bestmode/washingtondc) Freezing Saddles (http://freezingsaddles.com/) Best Media Coverage of Biking Gear Prudence for Washington City Paper Martin DiCaro for WAMU The Washington Post (multiple writers) Best Social Ride Kidical Mass (DC and Arlington) Tweed Ride DC Bike Party BicycleSPACE’s 7th Street Social Biggest Advocacy Win of 2014 Bike lanes on King Street in Alexandria Passage of Virginia’s Three Foot Passing Law Progress on Contributory Negligence in DC Snow Removal on Arlington County Trails Best Overall Trail or Bike Lane (anywhere in the region) Mount Vernon Trail 15th Street protected bike lanes Anacostia Tributary Trail System W&OD Trail Cast your vote for the winners here. Voting is intended for WABA Members. Not yet a member? Join today. Voting will close on Sunday, February 15th. We hope you’ll join us on February 20th at the Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards where we’ll announce the winners at the awards party. Anyone is welcome to attend the party and admission is free! Beer will be provided courtesy of Port City Brewing Company for a $5 donation. RSVP for the party here.