Workshop: Getting Safe Streets that Work for Everyone

In this workshop, WABA’s Organizing Manager walks through some of the specific ways that we approach making streets safe, comfortable, and accessible. We review our proven strategies for getting attention and action from DC agencies on sidewalk fixes, intersection improvements, traffic calming, and more to improve traffic safety and reduce traffic crashes.

Agenda

  • Basic steps for interacting with DDOT and city agencies—getting the most out of 311 and traffic safety assessments
  • What to ask for—effective changes for more walkable, safe, and low-stress streets
  • Building support—looping in elected officials and civic groups to get things done
  • Tactics, tips and resources for escalating—proven strategies for demonstrating support and how WABA can support getting results

Download the slides here.

Next Steps

Do you have a street safety issue that affects walking, biking or traffic safety that is not getting traction with a DC agency? Do you have an idea for a design change to make a street near you more walkable and bikeable? We would love to hear about it and connect you with people and resources to make it happen. Email garrett.hennigan@waba.org to get started. Learn more about our campaign to build DC’s Low Stress Bicycle Network and get involved at waba.org/network.

Webinar: Everyday Biking Seminar

Getting around Tysons and the region is a necessary part of life, and we here at WABA believe that you should enjoy the ride.

In this virtual seminar, we will share some tips and tricks on how to safely and easily fit biking into your daily (or recreational) life. We’ll teach you how to look over your bike to make sure that it is in good working order, offer tips and resources that we use when planning a route, and share everything you need to know about riding safely in traffic and on trails.

This seminar is ideal for beginner bicyclists, casual riders looking to get out more, and experienced bicyclists who want to share helpful tips with others.

This webinar is FREE to join. Invite friends and family members and be sure to bring plenty of questions!

Join us on Zoom!

Click here to register for the zoom meeting


Meeting ID:
810 0183 7695 Password: bike

This webinar is brought to you thanks to the generous support of Tysons Partnership.

Webinar: Bike Buying 101

What kind of bike should I buy? Should I buy new or used? How does bike sizing work? Where should I purchase? How do I shop during this pandemic? I’m new to riding and there are so many options, WHERE DO I START???

If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this webinar is for you! Join us, as we discusses everything you’ve ever wanted to know about buying a bike. We will simplify your research process to narrow down your options and identify the benefits, perils, and hidden costs of each. She’ll also discuss how to adjust your bike shopping process during the pandemic.

This webinar is FREE to join. Invite friends and family members and be sure to bring plenty of questions!

Join us on Zoom!

Click here to register for the zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 843 1754 2744  Password: bike

This webinar is brought to you thanks to the generous support of Tysons Partnership.

Webinar: Biking Year-Round in Every Type of Weather

Biking year-round can be challenging at times. It can also be faster, safer, more endorphin-filled, and joyous than the alternatives – even in “not perfect” weather. Join us, as we offer tips for biking throughout the seasons in every type of weather. In our region, weather can be especially unpredictable, but you can learn to position yourself to have a much better experience biking (and arriving to your destination)!

This webinar is FREE to join. Invite friends and family members and be sure to bring plenty of questions!

Tune in on Zoom

Click here to register for the Zoom meeting!

Meeting ID: 823 0659 0812    Password: bike

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services.

Let’s Get Rolling! Internet Coffee Hour

straight down shot of a metal yellow coffee mug filled with coffee. A white woman is holding it in her left hand and you can see her bike shoes on the ground in the distrance.

Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and come hang out on the internet with us for a bit.

Conversation is open—we often chat about weekend plans to be outside but also take questions about getting into biking, what trails are being expanded, and topics not connected to bicyclists (donuts are good!).

We’ll use Zoom for the meet up. You can RSVP here.

For 2021, we are moving back to a monthly model – join us every second Friday of the month!

Hosted by a WABA staffer, this is a great chance to ask any bicycling questions! Especially for September – any last minute questions about the 50 States rides the next day! (Ride questions welcomed anytime at events@waba.org) Join us anytime between 8am and 9am. And you are totally welcome to join voice or text chat only without video.

Women & Bicycles Bystander Intervention Workshop

Everyone should have the right to feel comfortable in public spaces, including while biking. However, this right isn’t afforded to everyone equally due to state and interpersonal violence. This violence is most harmful to marginalized communities. 

Leila Raven, Community Organizer (see full bio below), will lead a virtual workshop for cis women and trans folks interested in learning about the systems at play that enable and reinforce harassment and assault. In the first half of the workshop, people will have an opportunity to share their experiences and then Leila will offer broader context about state and interpersonal violence. The second half of the workshop will be focused on discussing the ways race impacts our experiences and practicing strategies to keep each other safe.

We want you to come as you are and be fully present for the workshop. This event will be moderated by Leila and racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, tokenism, ageism, etc. are not welcome. Period. If you cross any of these guidelines you will be removed from the virtual space. With that being said, we are making it a priority to center marginalized folks and their experiences. 

This workshop will be hosted on Zoom with live captioning on Tuesday, July 27th from 7:00 to 9:00PM. Click the registration button to register for this free event and share it with your friends!

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Leila Raven is an Afro-Latina queer mama, educator, and organizer working to create safety without prisons or policing. She is the former director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a founding organizer of the DecrimNow DC and Decrim NY campaigns, and she is a co-creator of the 8 to Abolition platform.

Note: This event is a part of WABA’s Women & Bicycles program and is only open to those who identify as woman/trans/femme. If that’s not you, we have plenty of other events you should check out at waba.org/fun. Know someone who should come? Please share this event with them! If you need accommodations, have questions about access or the event, send us an email at womenandbicycles@waba.org.

Women & Bicycles Maintenance Workshop

We are proud to partner with expert bike mechanics and members of Women & Bicycles, Laurie Lemieux and Kate Schrock, for a workshop on bike maintenance. The conversation will be geared towards people who might be new(er) to biking and interested in learning about basic upkeep for their bike. Some of the topics we’ll be covering include: different parts of the bike, how to adjust your brakes, and how to clean your chain and apply chain lube.

This workshop will be hosted on Zoom with live captioning on Wednesday, July 21st from 7:00PM to 8:15PM. Click the registration button to register for this free event and share it with your friends!

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Note: This event is a part of WABA’s Women & Bicycles program and is only open to those who identify as woman/trans/femme. If that’s not you, we have plenty of other events you should check out at waba.org/fun. Know someone who should come? Please share this event with them! If you need accommodations, have questions about access or the event, send us an email at womenandbicycles@waba.org.

This program is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing

Let’s Get Rolling! Internet Coffee Hour

A fake cardboard laptop sits on a table, the screen says Coffee! On the Internet! with a drawing of a mug

Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and come hang out on the internet with us for a bit.

Conversation is open—we often chat about weekend plans to be outside but also take questions about getting into biking, what trails are being expanded, and topics not connected to bicyclists (donuts are good!).

We’ll use Zoom for the meet up. You can RSVP here.

For 2021, we are moving back to a monthly model – join us every second Friday of the month!

Hosted by a WABA staffer, this is a great chance to ask any bicycling questions! Join us anytime between 8am and 9am. And you are totally welcome to join voice or text chat only without video.