Posts by Claire Jaffe

Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.

  • Events roundup: Changes are coming

    I-66, Capital Bikeshare, and Prince George’s zoning will all be changing in the near future. Have you weighed in? Plus, learn about dams, bikeway design, and more in this week’s events. Tolls and lanes for I-66: Virginia is considering tolls for people driving alone on I-66, along with new lanes outside the Beltway. State transportation officials are holding a…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Join the conversation

    Have a free night this week? Make sure your voice is heard at several public input hearings in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Looking for something lower pressure? WABA has you covered for some great community-building biking events. South Capitol Corridor: Thursday, learn about the South Capitol Street Corridor Project, which will replace the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Transit and transition

    With the new year and new administrations, a lot will be changing around the region. Discuss how to build support for transit with David Alpert Tuesday, share your ideas for Muriel Bowser’s administration this weekend, and more at upcoming events around the region. ACT with David Alpert: This month’s meeting of the Action Committee for Transit will feature Greater…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Roar into the new year!

    Start your new year right with events about Route 1 in Fairfax, car technology, DC’s 11th Street Bridge, trees, and more. Growth and the environment on Route 1: Development along Route 1 in Fairfax County can make the area more lively, and if done right, also help improve water quality at the same time. The Coalition for Smarter Growth will follow up its recent walking…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Join us tomorrow for happy hour

    This pre-holiday season is perfect for holiday parties and happy hours. Join Greater Greater Washington for food and drink tomorrow, and WABA for their holiday party tonight. After all the socializing, get back on track with a bike lane webinar, bike repair classes, and an inspiring student presentation.  Greater Greater happy hour: Do you love Greater Greater Washington…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Building safe communities

    This week, join the discourse in Alexandria about Eisenhower West and learn about safe commutes to school. Looking ahead, don’t miss a presentation of new ideas for Buzzard Point and don’t forget to register for Transportation Camp 2015. Safe routes to school: A safe commute to school is an integral part of any community. With missing pedestrian infrastructure,…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Post-holiday fun

    After a short holiday break, we are jumping right back into a busy week of fun-filled events. Learn about Buzzard Point, Montgomery County rapid transit, and President Obama’s transportation funding strategy. See new apps and tools using Capital Bikeshare data, and learn how smart growth and environmental protection go hand-in-hand in Virginia. The future of Buzzard…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Road to happy events

    There’s something for everyone in our events lineup this week. Look back at our transit history, grab a drink with Coalition for Smarter Growth, learn about transit development in Arlington, or sign up for January’s TransportationCamp!  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Celebrate our trails, parks, transit, and more

    Through trails, transit, or walking, this week is all about greener cities. Celebrate future bike trails, learn about park-oriented development, and figure out how alternative transit can lead to a greener region. Celebrate our trails: Biking is more popular than ever in the DC area. This Saturday, November 15, join the Washington Area Bike Association and REI for the “Future…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Bicycle tech, bicycle art, bicycle tours

    Get your helmet on; this week is all about the bicycles. Learn about new apps and technology for cycling, bundle up for an urban design bike tour, and warm up at a bike-themed art show. You can also learn about historic preservation in Georgetown and planning for large buildings. Biking and technology: The second Bike Hack Night is this Thursday, November 6. People will present…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: Georgetown and Fairfax

    How can communities change while preserving what’s important? Learn about these challenges in historic Georgetown and developing Route 1 in Fairfax. Also, learn about transportation financing, water and equity, and Ride On service at upcoming events around the region. Change in Georgetown: Moving historic neighbor­hoods into the future can be difficult. Georgetown…  Keep reading…

  • Events roundup: #GGWchat with Catania, urban agriculture, tours, and more

    Take some time to stop, listen and engage in our many events this week! Don’t miss our lunchtime chat with David Catania. Plus, there are several information-packed symposiums this week and if you want to get outside, CSG is hosting a beautiful walk-a-bout in College Park. #GGWchat with David Catania: Did you love our chat with DC mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser? Don’t…  Keep reading…

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