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Chime in on 6th Street bike lanes and a new bikeway in Silver Spring, hear Mayor Bowser speak on local issues at a town hall meeting, help Arlington shape its vision for parks, and discuss ways to make it easier to get from one side of DC to the other.

DC bike lanes: The 6th Street bike lane debate is back. On Saturday, February 6, you can learn about the updates on the project, discuss, and have a chance to share testimony from 12 pm to 4 pm at 421 P Street NW.

After the jump: a bikeway in Silver Spring, DC issues and travel, parks in Arlington, and I-66.

Silver Spring bike lanes: Silver Spring is in line for a new protected bikeway that will connect two trails that will come with Purple Line construction. Learn about the plan at a public meeting on Tuesday, February 2 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Place).

Bowser, Allen in town hall: Hear Mayor Bowser and DC Councilmember Charles Allen speak on affordable housing, crime prevention and enforcement, and homelessness at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, February 3. Hosted by Ward 6 Democrats, the meeting is from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at 1345 Potomac Avenue SE.

East-west travel in DC: Crosstown travel can be difficult in the District. A new study that’s kicking off soon could help identify ways to make it easier to travel the east-west corridor between Wards 1 and 5. Share your opinions on the project on Tuesday, February 2, from 6 pm to 8 pm at 125 Michigan Avenue NE.

New parks in Arlington: Arlington wants to create a new plan for its parks and recreation spaces. Join one of several events this week to share you input. On Thursday, February 4, there is a public meeting at 7 pm at 2121 N Culpeper Street, and on Friday, February 5, there is an open house and chat with the Parks Director at 10am at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, and a happy hour at 5 pm at 2854 Wilson Boulevard. The final public meeting begins at 9:30 am on Saturday at 909 S Dinwiddie Street.

I-66 inside the beltway: A plan for I-66 inside the beltway will include toll lanes and better transit options. Head to the last design public hearing for the project this week on Friday, February 5, at 6 pm at 43100 Hay Road in Ashburn to learn about how the toll lanes and how they will function.

Calendar: Beyond what we’ve highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

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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.