Sign at the Rally for Streets That Don't Kill People in July 2018. Image by Ted Eytan licensed under Creative Commons.

People are gathering in Historic Anacostia on Wednesday in memory of Abdul Seck, a pedestrian who was killed in a car crash that also injured five others. Come out and rally to demand Vision Zero in all parts of the city from 6:30-9:30 pm at V Street and 16th Street SE.

Other events from around the region:

Tuesday, April 23

How shared data improves shared mobility: Join the Transportation Techies for their Bikeshare Hack Night X that showcases “apps, data analysis, and data visualization oriented talks and examples of bike (and scooter) sharing systems in the area.” Roll by the WeWork Wonder Bread Factory (641 S St NW) from 6 to 9 pm and “see local developers and hobbyists show off their dives into our new shared mobility systems.” Sign up to attend here.

Wednesday, April 24

Get a “how to” guide for local transit advocacy: Have you ever felt like “advocating for better transportation in your city can feel like a losing battle,” and wonder “what changes can you even affect?” If so, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm you should check out a free webinar organized by Christof Spieler, author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas,” the Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars, and a Senior Lecturer at Rice University. The webinar includes “a panel of local transit advocacy leaders that are doing effective, on the ground work in their neighborhoods. They are using data and best practices to measure their outputs and they're looking to share the secrets of their successes with you.” Sign up to view the webinar here.

Harness market forces for inclusionary housing: From 2 to 3 pm, “Grounded Solutions Network will host Inclusionary Housing: Harnessing Market Forces, an online webinar to define and discuss Inclusionary Housing (IH) policy best practices, how inclusionary housing policies leverage market forces, how IH policies can be structured, and how inclusive IH policies have impacted more than 900 communities across the country, with many more under consideration. Registration is free of charge, and Namon Freeman, State and Local Policy Senior Specialist from Grounded Solutions Network, and Abdi Hamud, Fairfax (VA) County Affordable and Workforce Housing Program Administrator, will present.”

Look to the future of Lee Highway: From 5:45 to 8 pm at 4324 4th Street North in Arlington, Virginia, “Arlington's Buckingham Youth Brigade and the Lee Highway Community Forum will be holding an activity for members of the Youth Brigade to, first, learn a little about urban planning, and, second, to share their perspectives on the future of Lee Highway. This is a unique opportunity to give young people some insight into how planning works and to help Arlington County understand the needs of a demographic it rarely considers.

The Buckingham Youth Brigade is a predominantly-Latinx group associated with Arlington's affordable-housing tenants' organization. The Lee Highway Community Forum is a County-organized community group charged with helping plan for the future of this major corridor. Volunteers who can bring a personal car and help transport the participants or who can speak Spanish would be particularly helpful. Those interested in volunteering should contact D. Taylor Reich.”

Thursday, April 25

Bike commuting for newbies: Bike to Work Day is on Friday May 17, but what about folks who've never tried biking to work before? BikeArlington is hosting an “interest party” this Thursday, April 25 for anyone curious to learn how to make their commute fun and easy. You'll map a safe route to work and learn how to best carry your stuff, among other tips. Find other bike-curious commuters at the Heavy Sea Alehouse (1501 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA) at 5:30 pm, where you'll enjoy complimentary refreshmaents and discounted drinks to go with answers to all your bike commuting questions!

Places hold stories: For a $15 ticket, enjoy the “premiere of The Land of Woodend, [an hourlong documentary] which covers Native American, African American, European American, and Latino American experiences on the 40-acre property that’s been home to [the Audubon Naturalist Society] for 50 years and is the focus of its new Nature for All movement. The Land of Woodend explores 400 years of history, mystery, beauty, blight, restoration and transformation on this diverse urban nature sanctuary.

It reveals how the nature education, advocacy, and conservation organization is renewing habitats and strengthening ties to nature with communities in the DC region through a remarkable restoration effort that includes a forest, stream, pond, meadows, native plants, an accessible trail, mansion upgrades, and more. The Land of Woodend showtimes are 2 – 3:30 pm (Matinee) and 7 - 8:30 pm (a special Conservation Café presentation).”

Friday, April 26

Urban farm to urban table: Bring your lunch from 12 to 1:30 pm at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC)'s Architecture Suite 200, Building 32 (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW), and enjoy a discussion with Dr. Raj Barr-Kumar, Professor of Architecture and Urban Sustainability at the University of the District of Columbia, concerning his presentation “A Model for Collaboration - Firebird Farm Restaurant at Urban Food Hub Farm.” Find related information 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.