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Police increase patrols on popular trail after attacks

It's only eight miles long, but a popular bike trail is now getting extra attention after a series of attacks.

Tags: Shane Farthing , Metropolitan Branch Trail , Union Station , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 06/06/2011, 03:24pm EDT

D.C. Bike to Work Day surpasses 10,000 rider goal

Organizers of Washington's Bike to Work event say they surpassed their goal of registering more than 10,000 riders.

Tags: Bike To Work Day , Nicholas Ramfos , Commuter Connections ,

Friday - 05/20/2011, 04:41pm EDT

Riders and leaders working to increase cyclist safety

While the surge in bicycling in D.C. is apparent from the miles of bike lanes that have appeared and the implementation of Capital Bikeshare, biking as transportation is also growing in the suburbs.

Tags: bicyclist , bicycling , Kate Ryan ,

Friday - 05/20/2011, 12:38am EDT

Bike association resolves to make roads safe for all

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is asking its members to make their New Year's Resolutions so everyone can be safer on D.C. roads.

Tags: WABA , Daniel Hoagland , pedestrians , Quan Chu , Kate Ryan , biking , bicycle , New Year's , resolutions

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:42am EST

Groups want bicyclists to see, be seen at night

Local advocacy groups are giving away free lights to encourage bicyclists and pedestrians to be more visible at night.

Tags: bicycle safety , bicyclist , bicycle , BikeArlington , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 05:34pm EST

D.C. rolls out largest bike share program in U.S.

The Captial BikeShare program got off to a rolling start in D.C. Monday. Under the program, which is the nation's largest, members pay a fee, then use bikes parked at bike stations throughout the region. A bike can be picked up at any station at any time of day and left at any destination.

Tags: Capital Bikeshare , Arlington , Adrian Fenty , Jay Fisette , Polly Trottenberg , U.S. Department of Transportation , bicyclist , Gabe Klein , District Department of Transportation , Kate Ryan , Sprawl & Crawl

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:21pm EDT

Crash anniversary reminds bicyclists of deadly 'right hook'

Alice Swanson died two years ago of what cycling advocates call a "right hook" -- when a vehicle turns right into a bike lane.

Tags: right hook , R Street , 20th Street , D.C. police , bike lanes , Shane Farthing , Kate Ryan , bicycle safety , bicycle , Alice Swanson

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 01:19am EDT

Bike lanes getting a tune-up before opening

WTOP first reported that the D.C. Department of Transportation wasn't happy with the design of those new bike lanes between 15th and 3rd streets on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Now changes are being made that will essentially make the bike lanes skinnier.

Tags: D.C. Department of Transportation , bike lanes , Pennsylvania Avenue , John Lisle , Jim Sebastian

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 10:25pm EDT

Can bikers and drivers coexist peacefully?

A prominent auto group is calling the D.C. Department of Transportation's decision to make major changes to new bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue a good thing.

Tags: D.C. Department of Transportation , bike lanes , AAA Mid-Atlantic , John Townsend , Pennsylvania Avenue , Gabe Klein , Jim Sebastian , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 01:07am EDT

New bike lanes in D.C. not ready for primetime

Don't expect to bike to work on the District's new bike lanes along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest.

Tags: D.C. Department of Transportation , Bike To Work Day , Gabe Klein , Triple-A , AAA Mid-Atlantic , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss ,

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 02:16pm EDT