Support a better bike connection across the Potomac

The new American Legion Bridge Trail needs to connect to the C&O Towpath.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on March 2, 2022.

Action Alert: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on March 2, 2022.

 

Speak up for Active Transportation Infrastructure in Arlington County!

Have you ever wished that Arlington County had better bike and pedestrian infrastructure? Do you ever wish that the trails were better connected? We do too! The good news is that you can speak up for bike/ped projects at the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Budget Hearing on Tuesday, June 29th […]

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Stephanie Piperno on June 23, 2021.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Stephanie Piperno
on June 23, 2021.

 

Support more inclusive park trails!

Many of our region’s trails are managed by the NPS across the region, and a growing number of people across the region rely on e-bikes for transportation and recreation.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on May 13, 2020.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on May 13, 2020.

 

The Capital Trails Coalition’s new trail network map!

WABA and the Capital Trails Coalition are proud to announce a new vision for transportation in the region.

Blog Post: Last updated by Carm Saimbre on August 13, 2018.

Blog Post: Last updated by Carm Saimbre
on August 13, 2018.

 

Hundreds of people speak up for a better Long Bridge

Hundreds of people spoke up to ask for a better design for Long Bridge. This bicycle and pedestrian connection across the Potomac River is a critical connection that could connect Long Bridge Park in Arlington with the Southwest Waterfront in DC.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on March 21, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on March 21, 2023.

 

Meet the Capital Trails Coalition!

WABA is thrilled to announce an initiative we’ve been hard at work on for the past year with a powerhouse team of government agencies, nonprofits, and corporate partners.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on October 12, 2016.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on October 12, 2016.

 

Beach Drive Rehabilitation is Finally Here

The funding is allocated, the engineering designs are complete, and the contract has been awarded.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on August 22, 2022.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on August 22, 2022.

 

A Trail Along New York Avenue in Northeast DC? Yes, Please.

On a toasty Friday afternoon, over 30 trail enthusiasts came out for a two-mile walk along the proposed New York Avenue Trail in Northeast DC.

Blog Post: Last updated by Katie Harris on June 30, 2016.

Blog Post: Last updated by Katie Harris
on June 30, 2016.

 

FAQ: Plows, Trails and Bike Lanes Oh My!

As the region digs itself out from the 2 feet of snow that fell this weekend, we wanted to provide a few updates. With such a historic snowstorm, it is an endeavor to get the transportation network back to normal. We’re doing our best to keep up on trail and bike lane conditions over on […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on October 5, 2021.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on October 5, 2021.

 

Announcing a Trails Advocacy Partnership with REI

Thanks to a generous grant from REI, we are launching a robust and focused trail advocacy campaign.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on September 12, 2014.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on September 12, 2014.

 

Advocacy

Better biking everywhere. Safe streets for everyone.

Page: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos on February 14, 2024.

Page: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on February 14, 2024.

 

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Bridge Construction Halted

In April 2012, Mayor Gray cut the ribbon for the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail bridge on the river’s west side. This was the first of two riverwalk trail bridges planned to pass over the CSX tracks. The second bridge, on the east side of the river, should have been completed this past July. But in January 2013, […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Alex Baca on January 15, 2013.

Blog Post: Last updated by Alex Baca
on January 15, 2013.

 

Three Ways to Fix the 14th Street Bridge Connection

Over 1,800 bicyclists crossed the 14th Street bridge on Sept.13th, 2011. That number has no doubt increased by now. Most cyclists riding on the bridge during the morning rush are coming from Virginia to major employment hubs: Federal Triangle, downtown D.C., and Capitol Hill. Those “in the know” riders are conditioned to the fractured connection […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Alex Baca on January 10, 2013.

Blog Post: Last updated by Alex Baca
on January 10, 2013.

 

DDOT Clarifies Status of Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Link

Last month, we wrote here about DDOT’s failure to provide, via the new 11th Street Bridge, a direct connection for the east and west sides of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Councilmember Tommy Wells’ staff followed up with DDOT to ensure that trail access would be included in the construction of the new bridge. DDOT responded […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Alex Baca on January 3, 2013.

Blog Post: Last updated by Alex Baca
on January 3, 2013.

 

11th Street Bridge Fails to Link Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

In a few months, DDOT’s largest project to date will be finished without promised bicycle and pedestrian connections built in. The 11th Street Bridges is the largest element in the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and is a critical way to connect bicyclists and pedestrians from both sides of the Anacostia River. It is also necessary for use […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Greg Billing on December 12, 2012.

Blog Post: Last updated by Greg Billing
on December 12, 2012.