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It might be dark outside, but that's even more of a reason to light up the night! Join Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a ride to show off your best bike lighting, check out holiday light displays, and brighten up the city. This event is free to Capital Bikeshare members and to WABA members; $10 for all others.

The ride will begin on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm on 7th Street across from Archives-Navy Memorial Metro and will run for about six miles until 8 pm.

Check out these other great events this week:

Today, Monday, December 11: The District Department of Transportation wants to transform the Southeast freeway between 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue into an urban boulevard with sidewalks, bike trails, and a new street grid. This could mean better river access, a new Barney Circle, new green space, and new building sites. Head to the public meeting at 6:30 pm at Chamberlain Elementary School (1345 Potomac Avenue SE).

Tuesday, December 12: Please join the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) at THEARC (1901 Mississippi Avenue SE) from 6 to 8 pm to share your ideas and thoughts on developing the Sustainable DC 2.0, a five-year update to the District’s citywide sustainability plan. You will talk about the current Sustainable DC Plan, recommendations from the seven workgroups, and how to improve the plan to make it more relevant to residents across the District.

Wednesday, December 13: Head out to the next Action Committee for Transit meeting to hear Larry Cole, former MNCPPC highway coordinator and Woodside Park resident, talk about making Georgia Avenue work for everyone in Montgomery Hills. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at Silver Spring Civic Center (One Veterans Place) in Silver Spring.

Thursday, December 14: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is working to revitalize Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE to make it safer for people biking, walking, and driving. Head to the second public meeting at 6:30 pm at R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center (2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE) to discuss and give feedback on the design concepts.

Friday, December 15: With an increased demand for curbside space — for parking, loading, deliveries, turn pockets, and other uses — cities across North America are recognizing the value of their curbsides as flexible zones. Tune into this NACTO webinar at 2 pm to hear from experts in leading cities about how they have begun using flexible curbsides to make dedicated room for for-hire-vehicles where and when demand is highest.

Next Tuesday, December 19: Join GGWash contributors and readers for our last happy hour of the year! There will be drinks, snacks, and conversation at 6 pm at Franklin Hall, located at 1348 Florida Avenue NW. This beer hall, located in the historic Manhattan Laundry building, is known for its half-smokes and industrial decor. RSVP to let us know you'll be there.

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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.