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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.

Project representatives will host a public hearing this Thursday, January 22, at 6:30 pm at Mathews Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (2616 MLK Jr Avenue SE) to discuss and collect comments on the draft of the environmental impact statement for the project.

Federal transportation policy: Tomorrow night (January 21), join the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to discuss the trends, challenges, and opportunities that federal transportation policy will face in the coming year. The event is at APTA’s offices at 1666 K Street NW. A wine a cheese reception starts at 5 pm and the presentation and discussion will go from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Cynthia Owens at

WABA storytelling and advocacy: Ladies, if you’ve been looking for a good way to join the WABA community, be sure to attend the WABA Women and Bicycles story hour tonight (Tuesday January 20) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the WABA office at 2599 Ontario Road NW. This month’s theme is “Wow, what do I do now?”

Join WABA again on Sunday, January 25 at 1:30 pm for a bike advocacy workshop at the Southeast Neighborhood Library at 403 7 Street SE. WABA Advocacy Coordinator Greg Billing and Kelly Dillon of All Walks DC will give a presentation and lead a mini-workshop on getting involved and creating meaningful change in your community.

I-66 corridor improvements: VDOT and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation plan to redevelop 25 miles of I-66 from Route 15 to I-495 to accommodate more forms of transit. Learn more about these plans at public information meetings the week of January 26. There are meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday January 26-29. All meetings are from 6 to 8:30 pm. Head to the event page to find the most convenient location for you.

Prince George’s zoning rewrite: Prince George’s County is rewriting the zoning and subdivision regulations for the first time in 50 years, which will have a major effect on future development in the county. The county will host three listening sessions the week of January 26 to gather public input. All meetings are from 6 to 8 pm, and they’ll be in different parts of the county.

Do you know of an upcoming event that may be interesting, relevant, or important to Greater Greater Washington readers? Send it to us at

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.