Last Friday, Capital Bikeshare opened in Montgomery County. Check out this page from Montgomery County DOT for a full list of stations (there aren’t any in White Flint yet, but we’re hopeful for the future!). And, be sure to read this funny article from the Atlantic Cities on the “Awkward Ethics of Sharing” for some helpful reminders of what NOT to do when using Bikeshare!…Read More
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Active Living Research is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to promote daily physical activity, in part by advocating for changes in the way many of our communities and transportation networks are currently formed. They recently released this infographic that shows how choices in how we get around affect our health and safety.…Read More
For White Flint to become a great urban place, it needs a great pedestrian and bicycle network. But today, it’s not always an easy place to get around by foot or bike. Recently, I had an e-mail interview with Mary Ward, a White Flint resident and cyclist who has become an advocate for better pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.…Read More
With Capital Bikeshare on its way to Montgomery County, local officials are looking at ways to to improve the county’s bike network. White Flint won’t be seeing the bright red bikes anytime soon, but it’s still a good opportunity to look at how the Sector Plan will accommodate bicyclists.
County officials envision the new White Flint as a place where people can get around not just by car, but by foot, bike and transit as well.…Read More
Bicycling provides positive health and economic impacts beyond just the cyclist, a recent post from Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog Capitol Hill reports. How so?
When bike lanes were installed in both New York and San Francisco streets, business owners said that they saw an increase in business. When you are on your bike, traveling at a reduced speed, you are more likely to notice what’s in the shop.…Read More
Bike lanes and bike-share are at the heart of White Flint. In fact, one of the enumerated aims of the Sector Plan is to “improve the pedestrian and bicycling environment.” But, there’s a lot of room to grow on both of those points. The State and County are responsible for road improvements around White Flint that will incorporate bike and shared-use lanes but most are yet to be funded. …Read More
In a result that surprised many experts, the DC-metro area has edged out other contenders as having “largest, most successful bike-share program—in terms of size, ridership, and financial viability,” according to Slate.com.
This is great news for White Flint as bike share is an important part of the plan to get people out of their cars for short trips around the area. …Read More
For decades, Montgomery County has promoted transit-oriented development as a way to provide alternatives to driving, but some say it hasn’t worked, claiming most people “will drive no matter what.” However, a detailed look at commuting habits in specific neighborhoods clearly shows that people will leave their cars at home if there are other options.…Read More
Bike sharing is a new concept similar to Zip-Car and other automobile-sharing programs. You rent a bike for a period of time from a public location and return it when you’re done. Red bike sharing sites are popping up across the Washington area.
In Montgomery County, bike sharing programs are envisioned in Rockville and Shady Grove.…Read More
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Today’s Washington Post Metro Section headlines the continuing growth of commuting by bicycle. Jim Sebastian, cycling coordinator for the District of Columbia, told the Post: “This is not bicycling for the sake of bicycling,” he said. “We view bicycling as part of our transportation system, like the Circulator [bus service] and Metrorail.…Read More