Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Data from 2008-2010 ranks one M Street intersections in the top 10 for frequency of crashes.
Crash data from 2008-2010 released by the District Department of Transportation adds numerical support for what many DC area cyclists already know: biking in the city can be dangerous. Georgetown is no exception. Local blog The Wash Cycle recently shared the DDOT data online. Read that report here. While the increasingly popular 14th Street corridor boasts the lion's share of the top 10 most crash-prone intersections, Georgetown's M and 31st Streets intersection is in a four-way tie for ninth place. When you look at Georgetown's major transportation corridors, namely M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, the crash numbers are more stark. Get daily and breaking news alerts by signing up for our newsletter. During the data period the intersection …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Tires and sneakers got a holy boost Sunday in Georgetown
Whether you biked, ran, walked or jogged past Fletcher's Cover Saturday, you might have noticed the Blessing of the Bicycles. Dumbarton United Methodist Church's Rev. Mary K. Totty gave a nondenominational blessing to cyclists at the spot near the C&O and the Capital Crescent Trails. Both cyclists and runners stopped by to receive a blessing, many offering tales of harrowing accidents, according to a note from the church. Prior to the event, Rev. Totty said that the goal was to "raise awareness of bicyclists in the area and celebrate the health benefits and enjoyment people get from bicycles."
Celebration culminates with pit stops throughout the region for "Bike to Work Day" on May 18
Local and national bike organizations are encouraging cyclists to ditch their cars this week for "Bike to Work Week," a national celebration aiming to encourage citizens across the country to bike to work, or for pleasure, on a regular basis. The week culminates in Bike to Work Day on Friday, held rain or shine, when cyclists can make a "pit stop" at one of 58 locations across the D.C. region for T-shirts, refreshments, giveaways and bicycling advice. There are 13 stops in the District. The closest events to Georgetown are at Murrow Park (near the IMF), Farragut Square, National Geographic Society and in Arlington, Va. at the Rosslyn Gateway Park. A map of all planned stops in the region is attached to this story. The national celebration …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Recent car-bike collisions a sign 'something has to happen' in Rosslyn, just over the Key Bridge from Georgetown.