Your voice will make Alabama Ave SE safer for all who use it

Three opportunities to speak up for a safer Alabama Ave

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 23, 2024.

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 23, 2024.

 

Alabama Ave Public Meeting: Ward 8

Speak up for better biking in Ward 8

Action Alert, Event: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 23, 2024.

Action Alert, Event: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 23, 2024.

 

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Alabama Ave Public Meeting: Ward 7

Speak up for better biking in Ward 7

Action Alert, Event: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 23, 2024.

Action Alert, Event: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 23, 2024.

 

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Fix-a-Flat Skillshare

Learn how to fix a flat tire in this hands-on class with our friends at Happy Go.

Event: Last updated by Sarah Haedrich on February 22, 2024.

Event: Last updated by Sarah Haedrich
on February 22, 2024.

 

Newsletter: Nature doing its thing

Sometimes all it takes is a whole lot of turtles.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 9, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 9, 2024.

 

Newsletter: Cornering at speed.

Places to go zooooooooom on your bike.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 2, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 2, 2024.

 

WaPo Letter: D.C. must clear snow for everyone, not just cars

Our DC Trail Ranger Operations Manager writes to the Washington Post this morning about the region’s failure to keep trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes safe after snowfall.

Blog Post, External Link: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 29, 2024.

Blog Post, External Link: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 29, 2024.

 

Newsletter: Read this later.

It’s too nice out.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 2, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 2, 2024.

 

The Connecticut Ave Protected Bike Lane needs to happen this year.

Ask the council to use legislation and the budget to move this project forward this year.

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 26, 2024.

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 26, 2024.

 

Newsletter: A good map

And also a confession.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on February 2, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on February 2, 2024.

 

Newsletter: preparations and official recommendations

The real risk of riding in winter weather.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

A short history of Safe Streets efforts

While the safe streets campaigns have had a global uptake in the past ten years, the efforts can be traced back to the 1920s in America when automobiles were popularized in America In the 1950s and 1960s, concerned mothers became particularly interested in the cause on behalf of their children.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on December 28, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on December 28, 2023.

 

Newsletter: questionable schemes by moonlight

A civilized way to move through a series of vibrant human spaces.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

Newsletter: in praise of the Trolley Trail

A civilized way to move through a series of vibrant human spaces.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

Newsletter: tell me about your bike internet

Finding cool bike content in a post-twitter digital universe.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

World Day of Remembrance 2023

Join Families for Safe Streets groups across the region to support family members and crash survivors and honor their experiences with traffic violence.

Action Alert, Event: Last updated by Colin Browne on November 13, 2023.

Action Alert, Event: Last updated by Colin Browne
on November 13, 2023.

 

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Newsletter: into the darkness

a lot of words about bike lights.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

Save the Foundry Branch Trestle Bridge

Let’s not miss a chance to create a safe biking and walking alternative to Canal Road in Georgetown—sign this petition from grassroots advocates.

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 10, 2024.

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 10, 2024.

 

Newsletter: behind the scenes

Photos from ride prep.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

10 Year Pedalversary Joyride with Women & Bicycles

Celebrate 10 years of the Women & Bicycles Program!

Event: Last updated by Patricia Miguel on November 2, 2023.

Event: Last updated by Patricia Miguel
on November 2, 2023.

 

Ride

Newsletter: why are we like this

Basically: endorphins and adrenaline.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

People first, not cars.

With the District Government currently failing in its goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries , Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau, D-Ward 1, re-introduced legislation that would change the status quo of how roads are designed and put safety and livability for all road users above efficiently moving cars. The Prioritizing People in Planning Amendment […]

Action Alert: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 8, 2024.

Action Alert: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 8, 2024.

 

Meet Michelle Shin, WABA’s new Vision Zero Coalition Manager

Hello! My name is Michelle Shin, and I have joined WABA as the new Vision Zero Coalition Manager. While my background has primarily been in federal and commercial consulting, I am excited to tie this generalist mindset with a truly mission-focused, impact-oriented organization. My journey as an urban bicyclist started after studying abroad and living […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on October 26, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on October 26, 2023.

 

Newsletter: showing off

If you’re in a grim mood, grab a cup of coffee and a seat on a bench in Alethia Tanner Park and watch humanity pedal by. 

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

Newsletter: biking and belonging

Like riding the school bus as kids or walking to class in college, a great bike trail lets you keep being a community even while you’re between destinations.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

DC Trail Rangers Tour de Trails: Anacostia River Trail

Join us to celebrate 10 years of the DC Trail Ranger program with music, a bike ride, and good company.

Event: Last updated by Patricia Miguel on October 11, 2023.

Event: Last updated by Patricia Miguel
on October 11, 2023.

 

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Gearin’ Up Bikes is now part of WABA!

We are thrilled to be able to continue Gearin’ Up’s mission of job training, youth education, community engagement, and access to affordable bicycles and bike repair. 

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on September 29, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on September 29, 2023.

 

Newsletter: rainy day activities

Don’t ride in a tropical storm, hone your route-planning skills instead.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on March 8, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on March 8, 2024.

 

Newsletter: broken bumpers and the bare minimum

Vision Zero is really just the baseline.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 5, 2024.

 

Tour de Trails: Metropolitan Branch Trail

Please join us for a bike ride where we’ll be stopping at some near-by businesses along the trail. At the end of the ride, Lost Generation Brewing Co has generously agreed to host us for a post-ride celebration where they will be offering $5 shift beer for participants.

Event: Last updated by Colin Browne on September 6, 2023.

Event: Last updated by Colin Browne
on September 6, 2023.

 

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