Capital Trails Coalition Newsletter: Building Community on and around Trails

When we have accessible, welcoming spaces where we can engage with the people and places around us, it makes those places feel like home.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on March 14, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on March 14, 2024.

 

Every Mile Together Trail Challenge

Walk, run, roll, and win by getting out on local trails!

Blog Post: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos on March 4, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on March 4, 2024.

 

Meetup

A WABA Prince George’s County Advocacy Update

The Washington Area Bicyclist Associations’s Advocacy Team would like to share an update on activities in Prince George’s County.

Blog Post: Last updated by Seth Grimes on March 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Seth Grimes
on March 5, 2024.

 

Video: How to patch a flat tube

Do you have a flat tire? If so, here’s how to conduct an emergency patching session!

Blog Post: Last updated by Michelle Shin on March 5, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Michelle Shin
on March 5, 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.

 

DC Council Passes First-in-Nation Legislation!

The DC Council took its second and final vote on the STEER Act.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery on February 7, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery
on February 7, 2024.

 

Tips for winter biking ❄️🚲🧊

Advocacy Team Intern, Maia Riggs, has compiled a list of tips to help you stay safe and warm while riding your bike this winter.

Blog Post: Last updated by Sarah Haedrich on February 13, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Sarah Haedrich
on February 13, 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.

 

What’s WABA up to in Montgomery County?

We’d like to recap Montgomery County activities over the past few months and highlight a few up-coming opportunities we’re pursuing.

Blog Post: Last updated by Seth Grimes on January 26, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Seth Grimes
on January 26, 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.

 

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.

 

Speak out for the Arboretum Bridge & Trail

After 20 years, the Arboretum Bridge and Trail Project is finally nearing construction, but there are a few final steps where your voice can help show how valued this connection will be. DDOT and the National Park Service (NPS) worked together on the project and seek community stakeholders’s feedback on the final design. Show your support for this important project by January 12th.

Blog Post: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos on January 16, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on January 16, 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.

 

Unlocking new adventures

Ever feel like you’re winning a video game?

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on December 27, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on December 27, 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.

 

Meet Alyssa Proudfoot Siegel, WABA’s new DC Organizer

Alyssa Proudfoot Siegel is so excited to begin her new DC Organizer role at WABA with a bang. After biking around DC for almost four years, she’s fallen in love with the district and her little biking community, and is excited to make Washington DC a better place to get around and exist for everyone. […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos on December 22, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on December 22, 2023.

 

Montgomery County’s state roads are dangerous. WABA wants them fixed.

Montgomery County’s state roads are unsafe. WABA’s Complete State Roads initiative will focus and accelerate work to fix them.

Blog Post: Last updated by Seth Grimes on December 21, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Seth Grimes
on December 21, 2023.

 

Help Raise $100,000 in honor of Gearin’ Up Bikes.

Youth. Community. Empowerment. Since 2012, Gearin’ Up Bikes has been on a mission to create bicycle-mechanic training for youth from under-served communities in Washington, DC, simultaneously offering career development opportunities and providing access to quality, affordable, used bicycles for those in need. To all of you in the wider bicycling community who have lent their […]

Blog Post: Last updated by Anna McCormally on December 18, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Anna McCormally
on December 18, 2023.

 

Double your impact with Gearin’ Up!

A supporter is matching your gifts to WABA x Gearin’ Up up to $50,000, so we can get it off the ground again in 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on December 18, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on December 18, 2023.

 

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.

 

Transportation Trivia Quiz!

Calling all transportation wonks and amateurs! Test your knowledge of all-things transportation with the following quiz!

Blog Post: Last updated by Sarah Haedrich on December 11, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Sarah Haedrich
on December 11, 2023.

 

How we make change happen

Just like bike lanes join up one by one to build a network, advocates win safer streets meeting by meeting, petition by petition, call by call.

Blog Post: Last updated by Anna McCormally on November 22, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Anna McCormally
on November 22, 2023.

 

Building connections together

WABA’s members are making it easier than ever to access the breezy, everyday joy of getting around our region by bike.

Blog Post: Last updated by Anna McCormally on November 22, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Anna McCormally
on November 22, 2023.

 

Tell Mayor Bowser to follow through on her commitment to Vision Zero!

Members of the District of Columbia chapter of Families for Safe Streets installed signs at over 50 crash sites across all eight Wards memorializing fatal crashes.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on November 14, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on November 14, 2023.

 

I Bike I Buy Card Pick-Up and PostCard Writing Party Event

As we await word from DDOT on the status of the Connecticut Ave Protected Bike Lane, we will be hosting a postcard writing party for World Day of Remembrance!

Blog Post, Event: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery on November 20, 2023.

Blog Post, Event: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery
on November 20, 2023.

 

Meetup

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.

 

Join the Ride for Your Life 2023 on November 19th

Join us on Nov 19 for the Ride for Your Life ’23 to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Blog Post, Event, External Link: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos on November 9, 2023.

Blog Post, Event, External Link: Last updated by Kalli Krumpos
on November 9, 2023.

 

Ride