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Arlington County wants to know what you think about its proposed bicycle facility upgrades and other policies designed “to encourage bicycling as a transportation option for all Arlingtonians.” The county developed these ideas as part of its draft update to the Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan.

This plan reflects “15 months of partnership with the Master Transportation Plan Bicycle Element Working Group, numerous engagement activities, and over 2,000 public comments.” Anyone interested in weighing in should stop by the open house on Tuesday, January 22 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Westover Branch Library (1644 N McKinley Rd, Arlington, VA). You can find more information on the open house here, and if you can't attend, the county still wants your feedback here.

Other events from around the region:

Thursday, January 24

Hackathan for housing: Answer Fairfax County's call for “entrepreneurs, tech companies, nonprofits, students, and others… to help link residents to opportunities for affordable, accessible, and fair housing—especially for seniors, millennials, and people with disabilities.” The event runs over two days (Thursday and Friday) from 10 am to 5 pm at the VT - UVA Campus in Falls Church (7054 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA); cash prizes from $1,000 to $3,000 will be awarded to winning participants from 2 to 3 pm on Friday, January 25. Register to attend here.

Learn about DC Habitat for Humanity: Socialize with DC Habitat for Humanity over mini-bowling, food, and drinks at the Eleanor (100 Florida Ave NE) from 6 to 8 pm to “learn about [its] future events and builds and how you can get involved.” Tickets range from $10-20 and can be purchased here.

Check out more urbanist events at Do you have an event you'd like to see featured in the weekly events post? Submit it 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.