Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Legislative Committee Meeting - April 27th

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The next Legislative Committee is scheduled for 6:00pm, April 27th at Teaism in Penn Quarter (400 8th Street NW). We will meet downstairs.

The Legislative Committee Chair, Mike Forster, plans to discuss the following:
  • Contributory Negligence legislation
  • a bike sales tax holiday; and,
  • a potential legislative fix to require DDOT to address dangerous intersections more quickly.

If time permits, we will discuss other bike-related topics.

If you have questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments section or send contact us on Twitter.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MPD Community Bike Ride - Sunday April 10, 2016

The Metropolitan Police Department will hold a Community Bike Ride this Sunday, April 10, 2016. The ride will begin at 10 a.m at the Takoma Metro Station, 327 Cedar Street, NW.

Supported by the Department’s First, Fourth, and Fifth Districts, the ride will cover Wards 2, 4, 5, and 6. There will be a bicycle rodeo for children at 1st and L Streets, NE, where there will be bike games, a skills course and an obstacle course.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

General Council Meeting - March

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The next District of Columbia Bicycle Advisory Committee is Wednesday, March 3, 2016, 6pm at 441 4th Street, NW on the 11th Floor (Room TBD). Please let use know if there is something you would like to see added to the agenda.
  • 6:00pm Call to Order; Introductions; Approve minutes (Attached) - David Cranor
  • 6:10pm Search for admin staffer, vacancies, report on oversight hearing - David Cranor, Jeff Johnson
  • 6:25pm East Side Bike Lane comments - David Cranor
  • 6:45pm Bike to Work Day - Ellen Jones
  • 7:00pm Committee notes - Jeannie, Mike Forster, Ellen/Andrea
  • 7:30pm DDOT Report - Rock Creek Park Trail update
  • 7:50pm Walk-on topics - David Cranor
  • 8:00pm Adjournment - David Cranor

Members of the public are welcome. The meeting is held in a government building so be prepared to show ID to enter. Once you pass the security checkpoint, please use the 'south' elevators on your right and go to the 11th floor. A Capital BikeShare station is located at the from of the building and the Judiciary Square Metro station is located at the entrance, as well as plenty of bike parking. 

If you cannot make it, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter (@DCBAC) or in the comments section.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Facilities Committee Meeting - February 18th

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The next Bicycle Advisory Council Facilities Committee meeting (BAC-FAC) is Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6PM - 8PM at Union Station. The primary topic of discussion will be the proposed expansion of Union Station and its impact on bicycling facilities.

We will assemble at the bike parking facility at on the west side of Union Station, at First Street NE, near Union Station Drive NE, by the Bike Station. After a discussion of conditions, we will proceed to Pizzeria Uno, on the second level, for the rest of the meeting.

  • Discussion of the current conditions of the existing bicycle parking at Union Station and Station's development plans as discussed at the Federal Railroad Administration's initial Public Scoping meeting held December 7, 2015.
  • Discussion bike parking at Union Station.
  • Discussion and consensus of preferred options for the proposed north/south corridor for eastern downtown. If you were unable to attend DDOT's public meeting to see the alternatives, covered here.
  • Discussion of traffic patterns around Union Station.
Please let the chair of the committee, Jeanie Osburn, know if you plan to attend to ensure a reservation for the correct number of meeting attendees.

If you cannot attend, please place your comments below or let us know by Twitter @DCBAC.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Legislative Committee Meeting - February 10th (CANCELED)

Tonight's meeting has been canceled, sorry for the late notice.

The next Legislative Committee is scheduled for 6:30pm, February 10th at Teaism in Penn Quarter (400 8th Street NW). We will meet downstairs.

We will discuss contributory negligence and any other issue you are interested in talking about.