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Parking on the Connecticut Avenue Bridge Over Klingle Road Not Allowed

Parking on the Connecticut Avenue Bridge Over Klingle Road Not Allowed

Weekend after weekend, I have noticed car after car parked on the bridge between Cleveland and Woodley Parks.  What a phenomenon of cars all of a sudden parking all weekend long on that stretch of Connecticut Avenue between Macomb Street, NW and Devonshire Place, NW.  How did it come to never seeing a car parked there, to bumper to bumper parking all weekend long?

Capital Bikeshare Boasts Near Record Ridership in February

Capital Bikeshare Boasts Near Record Ridership in February

This story comes to us from John Lisle:

 

(Washington, D.C.) Capital Bikeshare has more than survived its first winter, it has thrived thanks in part to strong participation in the regional bikesharing system’s Winter Weather Warrior Contest. 900 annual members participated in the contest, taking nearly 30,000 trips in two months, and Capital Bikeshare posted near ridership totals in the month of February.

"No Kissing" Sign in D.C. Cab

"No Kissing" Sign in D.C. Cab

Check out this photo taken by District resident Jeff Rae in the back of a D.C. taxi...seems to me to be pretty intense restrictions.

Thoughts?

 

Metro Board Chair Promises Big Improvements in Coming Months

Metro Board Chair Promises Big Improvements in Coming Months

Acknowledging that we are now dealing with what she calls a “changed” Metro, new Metro board chair Catherine Hudgins issued a statement recently outlining WMATA’s goals for the near future. Although not a transit professional herself, Hudgins shared her history of a close relationship with public transit since childhood through her last four decades in the District, where she witnessed the building of the very first Metro rails.

Hudgins echoed recent statements made by new CEO Richard Sarles’ regarding how they plan to turn Metro around. Hudgins states,

Price at The Pump Continues To Rise

The average price for one gallon of regular gasoline in D.C. right now is $3.59, according to GasBuddy.com.  The prices continue to rise, and the D.C. community is feeling the increase.

I went to the Exxon station at the corner of Connecticut and Porter streets in Cleveland Park to ask locals how the rise in gas prices is affecting them.  This particular station sells regular gas for $3.79 a gallon, even more than the District average.

Watch the video above to see their reaction.

How do you feel about the rise in gas prices?

 

 

 

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure Projects Create More Jobs—So Why is Funding Out of Whack?

Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure Projects Create More Jobs—So Why is Funding Out of Whack?

When it comes to our nation’s commitment to investing in transportation infrastructure, Caron Whitaker of America Bikes reports that “12% of all trips are by bike or on foot, yet America spends only about 1% of its transportation budget on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.“ Add to that the startling statistic that nearly 14% of all traffic-related fatalities are bicyclists and pedestrians, and you begin to see a picture emerge that something’s kind of screwy in the land of transportation funding.