Introducing Renee Moore, WABA’s new Outreach Director!

Hello! My name is Renée Moore and I’m excited to be back at WABA as the new Outreach Director! You’ve probably seen someone riding in a dress and heels with sunflowers on their bike baskets. 

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on March 29, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on March 29, 2023.

 

Meet Katie Davis, WABA’s new Education Program Coordinator!

My name is Katie Davis, and I’m thrilled to have joined WABA’s education team as the Education Program Coordinator. 

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on March 29, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on March 29, 2023.

 

2023 Vision Zero Audit

The DC Auditor released a report on March 16th highlighting some of the hurdles that DC has experienced while trying to meet Vision Zero goals.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on March 28, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on March 28, 2023.

 

Thank Pro-Bike, Pro-Pedestrian Legislative Leaders in Maryland

The 2023 Maryland legislative session so far has been filled with important pro-bike and pro-pedestrian bills thanks to our champions in Annapolis!

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

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

 

Submit comments about planned rehab for the Suitland Parkway Trail!

Weigh in on the proposed concepts for trail rehab and improvements from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) by Friday, March 31st. 

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Kevin O'Brien on June 13, 2023.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on June 13, 2023.

 

Let’s put a park on Little Falls Parkway AND boost roadway safety!

Please tell the Montgomery County Planning Board and Montgomery Parks that you support creating a “linear park” in the repurposed lanes.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on May 10, 2023.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on May 10, 2023.

 

Capital Trails Coalition Newsletter: Winter 2023

Check out a snippet of what we’ve been up to so far this year.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on March 1, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on March 1, 2023.

 

Rebuilding the Mount Vernon Trail for the 21st Century

At this point, everything is on the table and NPS wants to know what YOU think trail improvements should look like.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 19, 2023.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 19, 2023.

 

Support Protected Bike Lanes on Old Georgetown Road

Speak up in support of SHA’s plan for protected bike lanes and traffic calming on Old Georgetown Road.

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

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

 

Four local organizations who received WABA community grants!

In the summer 2022, WABA launched a small grants program to fund community initiatives that align with WABA’s mission, vision, and values. We awarded funds to support the work of several organizations around the District.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on January 20, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on January 20, 2023.

 

The Montgomery County Planning Board needs supporters of active transportation!

I urge you to consider applying for the five interim positions, including that of interim Chair, that are open.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on October 17, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on October 17, 2022.

 

Tell the National Zoo to extend the Loop Trail hours of operation!

The Zoo Loop Trail is currently open during the Zoo’s hours from 7AM to 5PM. The trail must be kept open later for afternoon commutes and evening use.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on March 24, 2023.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on March 24, 2023.

 

Low Stress Network September Updates

83 months after the first tumultuous public meeting, more than 7.5 years after DDOT staff began working on it, we FINALLY have final plans and an official Notice of Intent from DDOT for the 9th St. NW Protected Bike Lane Project! This is not a drill

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on December 29, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on December 29, 2022.

 

2022 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit

The Vision Zero Summit brings together elected officials, decision-makers, advocates, thought leaders, and the private sector to share best practices, insights and innovations to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our region’s streets and highways. 

Blog Post, Event: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery on September 12, 2022.

Blog Post, Event: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery
on September 12, 2022.

 

Meetup - WABA Signature Event

Advocacy Roundup Summer 2022

This summer, we hope you had the opportunity to ride and enjoy recently completed protected bike lane and trail projects throughout the region!

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on August 1, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on August 1, 2022.

 

Let’s put the park back in Little Falls Parkway!

Use the form below to email the Parks Department, Councilmember Friedson whose district encompasses the Parkway, and the at-large Councilmembers.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on October 19, 2022.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on October 19, 2022.

 

April Low Stress Network Updates

This month is packed with opportunities to support a street transformation near you, pass needed laws, and celebrate the change we are making happen.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on May 3, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on May 3, 2022.

 

2022 Primary Election Candidate Questionnaires and Forum Recordings

This election season WABA has been busy hosting candidate forums and/or sending questionnaires to candidates for Council and Executive races in Montgomery County, Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on June 21, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on June 21, 2022.

 

Thank the Montgomery County Council for Supporting the Equitable Investment Bike Network Proposal!

Please thank the Council for supporting  WABA’s Equitable Investment Equitable Investment in Montgomery’s Bike Network Proposal and ask for their help keeping the $10.7m in the final Budget.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on June 6, 2022.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on June 6, 2022.

 

Life in the Anacostia Neighborhood, circa 1945

Reflections on a collection of photographs.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on April 13, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on April 13, 2022.

 

6 DC Council Bills to Support Now

This Spring, the DC Council is considering six bills to further push DC, its agencies, and priorities to proactively make streets safe and reorient priorities.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on April 15, 2022.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on April 15, 2022.

 

Fixing a Flat Tire

Bike Ambassador Trey Robinson does a walk-through on how to fix a flat tire.

Resource: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on February 24, 2022.

Resource: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on February 24, 2022.

 

Keith Jackson Remembers the Industry

I’ve been in the bicycle industry since the mid 90s and in that time, I can count the number of Black people who were in management positions on one hand.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on April 13, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on April 13, 2022.

 

Fund Equitable Investment in Montgomery County Bikeways!

You can do your part to support this proposal by sending an email to all of the Council!

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on May 11, 2022.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on May 11, 2022.

 

Chronicling the Black bicycling experience in the DC region

Black History encompasses so much more than enslavement, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s. I like to use the month to celebrate the spirit and ingenuity of my ancestors: those in my family tree and all those to whom I look for guidance and inspiration.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on April 13, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on April 13, 2022.

 

Support Ticket Reciprocity in the Region!

We need Mayor Bowser, Governor Hogan, and Governor Northam to enter into an reciprocal agreement that will help regional governments in their efforts to crack down on out-of-state drivers

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne on December 15, 2021.

Action Alert: Last updated by Colin Browne
on December 15, 2021.

 

Riding in the Fall

Skills and gear for fall riding.

Resource: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on December 6, 2021.

Resource: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on December 6, 2021.

 

Tell Maryland SHA to make the bike lanes on University Boulevard permanent!

now that the pilot period is over, SHA intends to remove the project on November 14, 2021. We need to act now to insist that SHA keep the protected bike lanes in place permanently!

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on January 24, 2022.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on January 24, 2022.

 

DC’s FY22 Budget: What We Won

hanks to the advocacy of our supporters, this upcoming FY22 DC budget will fund major transportation initiatives in Washington, D.C. 

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on September 3, 2021.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on September 3, 2021.

 

Women & Bicycles: Planning Your Route

Quick tips on how to plan out your ride, for fun and safety.

Resource: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on September 3, 2021.

Resource: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on September 3, 2021.