Lemons to Lemonade: Converting I-66 from a bike-blocking canyon to a bike-boosting corridor

On May 17, 2023, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a ribbon-cutting for the first section of the new 66 Parallel Trail at the Vienna Metro Station in Fairfax County.

Blog Post: Last updated by Kevin O'Brien on August 14, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Kevin O'Brien
on August 14, 2023.

 

We’re hiring: Prince George’s County Youth Organizing Coordinator

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is seeking a committed and dedicated individual for Prince George’s County Youth Organizing Coordinator.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery on July 10, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery
on July 10, 2023.

 

Newsletter: 100 feet per mile

Hills are what you make of them.

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

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

 

When Home Rule is Under Attack: A Hands Off DC Community Discussion

Congressional meddling threatens —among other things— DC’s ability to install safe streets infrastructure. Check out this event from Hands Off DC for more info.

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

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

 

Meetup

Support the Mount Olivet Rd NE Road Diet & Protected Bike Lanes

Use the form below to send a short note in support before the comment period closes on July 15. Be sure to add your personal touch

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on July 25, 2023.

Action Alert, Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on July 25, 2023.

 

2023 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit Recap

On Wednesday, June 14th, WABA hosted the 7th annual Washington Region Vision Zero Summit. 

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

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

 

MetroBike

10% off!

Blog Post: Last updated by Ken Reichmann on June 27, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Ken Reichmann
on June 27, 2023.

 

Flow Yoga Center

10% off!

Blog Post: Last updated by Ken Reichmann on June 27, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Ken Reichmann
on June 27, 2023.

 

Call For Moderators for our Women & Bicycles Facebook Group

Apply by July 7 to become a Women & Bicycles Facebook moderator.

Blog Post: Last updated by Patricia Miguel on June 23, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Patricia Miguel
on June 23, 2023.

 

Newsletter: doesn’t look like the robots will save us

More trains, more buses, and more bike lanes. Everything else is tinkering at the margins. 

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

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

 

DC Bike Ride

Standard registration for only $50 with code!

Blog Post: Last updated by Jordan Mittleman on April 19, 2024.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jordan Mittleman
on April 19, 2024.

 

2024 DC Budget Wrap-Up

The DC Council just wrapped up debate on the FY2024 budget. Here are some of the highlights from this budget debate.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on June 16, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on June 16, 2023.

 

Newsletter: fluvial synergy

Ride your bike to rent a boat. It’s rad.

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

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

 

Two Improvements to the Long Bridge Project

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority made two changes for a better trail experience around the Long Bridge.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan on June 15, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Garrett Hennigan
on June 15, 2023.

 

Newsletter: the soft, warm light of catastrophe

Will a blanket of toxic smoke stretching from New York to the nation’s capital be the wake-up-call our elected leaders need?

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

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

 

We’re hiring: Education Program Coordinator

Are you enthusiastic about youth development and empowering folks of all ages to ride bikes?

Blog Post: Last updated by Sydney Sotelo on July 5, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Sydney Sotelo
on July 5, 2023.

 

We’re hiring: Operations & HR Coordinator

Do you find problem-solving satisfying? Like working on a wide range of projects in a day or week? Enjoy being the person with answers? 

We’re looking for an efficient, independent multi-tasker with a deep commitment to integrity and confidentiality to be WABA’s Operations & HR Coordinator.

Blog Post: Last updated by Nick Mariotti on June 2, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Nick Mariotti
on June 2, 2023.

 

We’re hiring: Finance & Operations Director

WABA is hiring a Finance & Operations Director to lead WABA’s Finance & Operations Team. We are looking for someone with experience managing nonprofit finances, maintaining the organization’s books, and managing a small team, who can assess, build, and continually improve the internal finance and operations infrastructure.

Blog Post: Last updated by Nick Mariotti on June 2, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Nick Mariotti
on June 2, 2023.

 

Newsletter: Happy Bike to Work Day

Who ate the most bananas?

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

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

 

 WABA’s Take on the K St Transitway

With so many hot takes flying around, we wanted to take a moment to untangle the project and share why WABA supports delaying the reconstruction of K Street NW and a return to the design table.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade on May 16, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jonathan Kincade
on May 16, 2023.

 

Newsletter: sensory route planning

How to feel your ride.

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

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

 

Meet Sarah Haedrich, WABA’s new Vision Zero Coordinator

As the Vision Zero Coordinator, you will find me tabling for Vision Zero around Wards 1, 2, and 6, hosting educational bike rides for youth, and organizing a block party to connect with senior residents over street safety

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on May 10, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on May 10, 2023.

 

Virginia Update: Early voting, e-bike showcase, ribbon cuttings, and more

Go vote, Virginia!

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on May 5, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on May 5, 2023.

 

Newsletter: Two Secret Ingredients

Keys to a happy bike ride.

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

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

 

Bike Month Bingo is back

Looking for a fun new challenge on two wheels?

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on May 4, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on May 4, 2023.

 

How Did Bike Bills Fare in the 2023 Maryland Legislative Session?

The Maryland General Assembly passed several pro-bike and pro-pedestrian bills during the legislative session that wrapped up on April 10, 2023. We appreciate the legislators (and the advocates) who made this happen!

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne on May 1, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Colin Browne
on May 1, 2023.

 

WABA Supports the STEP Act in Montgomery County

Data from the county and across the country is clear: police traffic stops perpetuate systemic racial injustice. People of color are more likely to be targeted by police for stops, more likely to be adversely affected by ensuing fines, and more likely to be victims of police violence at traffic stops. This is not an acceptable status quo.

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

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

 

April Virginia Advocacy Updates

We’ve got you covered with a full calendar of events to celebrate Bike Month. 

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

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

 

We made major progress in the FY24 D.C. Budget

You did it — you testified, lobbied, signed petitions, and you rallied asking the D.C. Council to reverse the Mayor’s transportation cutbacks, and because of your efforts we made major progress this FY24 budget season. 

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

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

 

Advocacy Roundup Spring 2023

During these past few months, our advocacy team was busy collaborating with partners and volunteers on the ground—racking up some major victories to make our transportation system more sustainable for all road users. Check out our winter roundup, which includes info on campaign updates, the building of new coalitions, upcoming events and actions, and more!

Blog Post: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery on April 19, 2023.

Blog Post: Last updated by Jeremiah Lowery
on April 19, 2023.