Image by John J Young used with permission.

Help site new protected bike lanes in downtown DC, have your say for what the Washington region should look like by 2045, and “spring” into any of several bike rides, and more this in events this week.


Wednesday, May 23
Where should DC add protected bike lanes in western downtown? Help connect Dupont Circle, West End, Downtown, Foggy Bottom, and the National Mall with 1.5 miles of new cycle track! Planners need your input to decide where to install the protected bike lanes on 20th, 21st, and/or 22nd Streets NW. Give your advice at the West End Neighborhood Library (2301 L St NW) from 6 to 8 pm.


What are your regional priorities for 2045? The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is planning a series of public forums focused on the seven initiatives that will be highlighted in their Visualize 2045 plan. These seven initiatives include the five that were developed through the TPB's Long-Range Plan Task Force, plus two bicycle and pedestrian initiatives. There are meetings coming up all around the region — find yours and attend! May 23 at 7 pm at the Prince William County Government Center McCoart Building (1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA).


Thursday May 24
“Spin” up an appetite by biking between DC's urban farms. Washington, DC has a lot of pavement and buildings. Did you know that the city also has working urban farms? Join the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) for a ride from 6:30 to 8 pm that explores a few of these farms and the infrastructure that connects them! The ride will start at Common Good Urban Farm (300 V St NW), with a tour from the Executive Director, moving on to explore the Metropolitan Branch Trail and ending near Fort Totten Metro Station.


Monday, May 28
Enjoy cycling through car-free streets in downtown DC! On Memorial Day, streets near the Mall will be closed to auto traffic. Come ride with WABA from Veterans Plaza (1 Veterans Place) in downtown Silver Spring at 10 am to Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, and head south toward DC and the Mall (about 12 miles one way).
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Jeb Stenhouse is a clean energy economist who wants to help everyone enjoy livable, walkable public places, and to reach them by as many clean transportation options as possible.  He studied in Montpellier, France and still marvels at the quality of life in its car-free downtown (and the 15 pounds he lost roaming its charming streets).  Between adventures, Jeb lives with his husband in Adams Morgan.