Image by John J Young used with permission.

Happy New Year! 2019 “rolls” in with a number of transportation gatherings, including a bike hack night.

Come see “a show & tell of bicycle-related apps, data visualizations, and gadgets: anything built with code” at Bike Hack Night X, happening at 6 pm at the WeWork Manhattan Laundry (1342 Florida Ave NW). Check out how motivated brainiacs are “crowd-sourcing bike lane violations,” “using computer vision to detect blocked bike lanes,” and find out whatever an “isochrone” is and how it can help cycling! Visit here for more details.

Other events from around the region:

Tuesday, January 8

ACT for transit: Join the Montgomery County Action Committee for Transit (ACT) meeting at 7:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center (One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD), where this month's gathering features Casey Anderson, Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, who will speak about 'The New Suburbanism and Economic Competitiveness'. Get more info here.

Wednesday, January 9

Advocate for cyclists: You can represent the interests of bicyclists in DC by attending the city's Bicycle Advisory Council at 6 pm at One Judiciary Square (441 4th St NW, 11th floor). This month, you'll hear from guest speaker MPD Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll. Find more information here.

Saturday, January 12

Transportation unconference: TransportationCamp DC is an event that “attract[s] over 400 industry thought leaders, young professionals, and students from around the country” to “be a part of shaping the explosive pace of change in technology, shared use mobility, the integration of transportation and the built environment,” and more.

It's formatted as an “unconference,” which means “all of the sessions are created by the participants themselves, [a] format [that] fosters an excellent exchange of innovative ideas in a high-energy environment.”

You can join on Saturday, January 12 from 8:30 am to 8 pm at the Pryzbyla Center at The Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave NE). Tickets are $35 for students and $50 for general admission, and include breakfast, lunch, and coffee, plus drinks and appetizers at the networking happy hour. Find out more here.

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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.