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The Cherry Blossom Festival is underway on the Mall, and for the first time, it’s a lot easier to see the trees on a bicycle. In a few years, a low-cost DC Circulator bus will likely add another convenient mode of travel and bring “America’s front yard” closer to our doorstep than ever before. ...

When cyclists gathered in the District last week for the National Bicycle Summit, Park Service head Jon Jarvis agreed that “we haven’t been all that bike-friendly in all our parks over the years” and pledged to change that. ...

The Park Service deserves a great deal of credit for this refreshing change in attitude, but a long list of tasks remains undone. Capital Bikeshare is a great start, but there are still many more steps to make bicycling safe and convenient on our parkland, and bring activity to barren urban spaces.

Continue reading in my latest op-ed in the Washington Post.

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.