News & Updates

Northern Virginia Recreational Trails Summit: In-person Discussion

Save the date! Join NVRC and partners for a 2-part, hybrid summit. Day 2 to feature in-person panel discussions.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on July 12, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on July 12, 2024.

 

Northern Virginia Recreational Trails Summit: Virtual Update Session

Oops, more info here.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on July 12, 2024.

Action Alert, Event, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on July 12, 2024.

 

Get ‘Wheel Wise’ & Build Confidence on Two Wheels in Tysons

Join Tysons Community Alliance for a day of bike-focused hands-on demos, giveaways, and fun!

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

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

 

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Weigh in on Arlington’s Capital Improvement Plan

Check out and chime in on the projects included (or not included) in Arlington’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan.

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

Action Alert, External Link

Take action before 7/17

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Take action before 7/17, Virtual

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

 

Support Crucial Alexandria Bike Projects

Speak up in support of 5 key Alexandria bike projects including bike lanes on Duke St & S Pickett St.

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

Action Alert, External Link

Take action before 7/18

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Take action before 7/18, Virtual

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

 

Review designs for Rosslyn’s Gateway Park

Review and reaction to 3 design concepts for Gateway Park in Rosslyn. Feedback form open through 7/19.

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 27, 2024.

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 7/19

Virtual

Action Alert, External Link

Survey closes 7/19, Virtual

Action Alert, External Link last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 27, 2024.

 

Advocacy Round-up: Spring 2024

The advocacy team’s been BUSY the past few months, making progress on projects and policies, while we keep up the fight to for a more equitable transportation system.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne on June 25, 2024.

Blog Post last updated by Colin Browne
on June 25, 2024.

 

Another chance to support a safer, bikeable Duke Street

Speak up (again!) for bike lanes in the Duke Street corridor on or before Monday, June 24th.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 21, 2024.

Action Alert, Event last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on June 21, 2024.

 

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 Seth Grimes on July 9, 2024.

Resource last updated by Seth Grimes
on July 9, 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 24, 2024.

Action Alert, Blog Post last updated by Seth Grimes
on June 24, 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.