Tuesday, November 26, 2019

December 2019 Committee Meetings

BAC committees are meeting as follows:

Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee Meeting
Tues., Dec. 3
6 p.m.
West End Library
Conference room
2301 L St NW

Facilities Committee Meeting
Mon., Dec. 9
6 p.m.
West End Library
Conference room
2301 L St NW

Legislative Committee Meeting
Wed., Dec. 11
6 p.m.
Northeast Library
Lower level conference room
330 7th St NE

BAC committee meetings are open to the public.

Save the date for the next full BAC meeting on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for October 2019

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in October:

The BAC sat down to work first thing into the month. The Safety, Education and Enforcement and Legislative Committees held a joint meeting on Oct. 2 to develop testimony about the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019.


Chair Rachel Maisler, Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Johnson, and immediate past chair David Cranor testified at the bill’s Oct. 24 hearing. Official written testimony will be transmitted in early November and posted under separate cover.

The Facilities Committee held an on-bike “rolling” meeting to assess NoMa and Eckington intersections around North Capitol Street and New York Avenue.

Photo of Oct. 29 ride by Gregg Adams.
The BAC and the Pedestrian Advisory Council held an Oct. 28 joint meeting featuring a two-hour discussion with DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. Council members questioned the Director about Vision Zero and other policies and infrastructure projects.


Two new members joined the BAC in late October.

Anica Allen is the new member representing Councilmember Grosso.
Councilmember Gray, left, attended the oath of office ceremony for his new representative, Max Richman.

This month: November activities

The BAC meets on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW. The meeting agenda is here. BAC meetings are open to the public.

BAC committees have set plans to finish the year with December meetings. See the BAC calendar for details.

The next full BAC meeting is Jan. 8.

BAC November 2019 meeting

The BAC meets on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor.

Bicycle Advisory Council
11/6/19 Meeting Agenda

1. Call to order; introductions

2. MPD update

3. DPW hot spots for bike lane enforcement

4. DDOT update

5. Committee updates
• Facilities Committee
• Safety, Education, and Enforcement Committee
• Legislative Committee

6. Discussion and vote on the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019 testimony

7. Discussion and vote on K Street NW Transitway bike lane alignment

8. Discussion and vote on the Electric Mobility Devices Amendment Act of 2019 testimony

9. Discussion and vote to recommend release of the D.C. Trauma Registry report

10. BAC-PAC joint meeting debrief

11. Administrative business
• Change next meeting date to Jan. 8
• Approve Sept. minutes

12. Adjournment

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BAC meetings are open to the public. ID is required to enter the building. Once through security, take elevators on the right-hand side to the 11th floor.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

October 2019 joint meeting with Pedestrian Advisory Council

The BAC is holding a joint meeting with the Pedestrian Advisory Council.

Joint Meeting of D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council and Pedestrian Advisory Council
Monday, October 28, 2019, 6 p.m.
441 4th St NW, Room 1107

1. Welcome and Introductions
Rachel Maisler, Bicycle Advisory Council Chair, and Eileen McCarthy, Pedestrian Advisory Council Co-Chair

2. Discussion with DDOT Director Jeff Marootian
• Director’s opening statement
• Responses to written questions
• Questions from BAC and PAC members
• Public comment and questions

3. Discussion with MPD representative

4. BAC closing remarks and adjournment

5. PAC discussion and vote on the Ignition Interlock Program Amendment Act of 2019 (B23-412)

6. PAC approval of September minutes

7. PAC adjournment

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BAC/PAC meetings are open to the public. ID is required to enter the building. Once through security, take elevators on the right-hand side to the 11th floor.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for summer 2019

Highlights of BAC summer accomplishments:

The Facilities Committee surveyed Pennsylvania Avenue SE around the Potomac Avenue Metro on Aug. 6.



The Legislative and Safety, Education, and Enforcement Committees held August sit-down meetings to prepare for upcoming public hearings.

A new member took office in the Ward 3 seat.

At its early September meeting, the BAC voted to co-sponsor Ward 8 community rides in conjunction with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. BAC member Gregg Adams led the Sept. 20 ride, whose participants included a Greater Greater Washington editor who reported on the “harsh realities for people bicycling.” The BAC Facilities Committee rode in the area in June and reported its findings in the meeting minutes. See below for the date of this month’s Ward 8 community ride.

This month: October activities

The Legislative and Safety, Education, and Enforcement Committees are holding a joint meeting on Oct. 2 to prepare testimony for the bicycling-related bills that the Council Committee on Transportation & the Environment will hear in late October. The BAC committee meeting takes place at 6 p.m. in conference room 2 of the Shaw library, 1630 7th St NW.

Ward 8 Community Ride
Sun., Oct. 20
Details TBD. Contact Hannah Neagle at (202) 518-0524 ext 227 or Hannah.Neagle@waba.org.

Facilities Committee Rolling Meeting
Tues., Oct. 22 Rescheduled to Oct. 29
5 p.m.
REI
201 M St NE

Meet in front of REI for an on-bike meeting to assess West Virginia Avenue NE and other parts of Ivy City.

Joint Meeting with Pedestrian Advisory Council
Mon., Oct. 28
6 p.m.
One Judiciary Square
441 4th St NW, Room 1107

The BAC and PAC will hold a joint meeting with DDOT Director Jeff Marootian and other invited agency leaders.

Monday, September 2, 2019

BAC September 2019 meeting

The BAC meets on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor.

Bicycle Advisory Council
9/4/19 Meeting Agenda

1. Call to order; introductions

2. Discussion of Vision Zero metrics

3. MPD update

4. DDOT update

5. Updates from other agencies

6. Discussion of pump tracks

7. Committee reports
• Safety, Education, and Enforcement Committee
• Facilities Committee
• Legislative Committee

8. Updates from BAC members

9. Public comment

10. Approval of July minutes

11. Adjournment

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BAC meetings are open to the public. ID is required to enter the building. Once through security, take elevators on the right-hand side to the 11th floor.

Friday, August 2, 2019

August 2019 Committee Meetings

BAC committees are meeting as follows:

Facilities Committee Rolling Meeting
Tues., Aug. 6
6 p.m.
Potomac Avenue Metro Station
700 14th St SE

The rolling (on-bike) meeting will survey parts of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, including Barney Circle and other adjacent projects.

Legislative Committee Meeting
Wed., Aug. 7
6 p.m.
Northeast Library
330 7th St NE
Lower level conference room

Agenda will include discussion of the Electric Mobility Devices Amendment Act of 2019, the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Act of 2019, Vision Zero, and other legislation.

Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee Meeting
Mon., Aug. 19
6 p.m.

Location and agenda to be determined.

BAC committee meetings are open to the public.

Save the date for the next full BAC meeting on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for June 2019

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in June:

The three BAC committees held meetings.

At the Legislative Committee’s June 4 meeting, Councilmember Charles Allen, at right with file folder, discussed his Vision Zero omnibus bill. 

The Facilities Committee surveyed Alabama Avenue SE and adjacent parts of Ward 8 during its June 11 field meeting.

The Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee met on June 13.

Ward 6 member David Cranor delivered BAC testimony in support of the Vulnerable User Collision Recovery Amendment Act of 2019.

Cranor, left, testified on June 24 before the Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

BAC members joined with their Arlington and Alexandria counterparts to host the Inaugural Regional Bike Summit on June 9.
Two BAC members attended a June 20 public meeting about Florida Avenue NE safety redesigns.

This month: July activities

The BAC meets on July 10 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW. The meeting agenda is here. BAC meetings are open to the public.

BAC July 2019 meeting

The BAC meets on July 10 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor.

Bicycle Advisory Council
7/10/19 Meeting Agenda

1. Call to order; introductions

2. MPD report

3. Vote on BAC/PAC joint meeting date

4. Treasurer’s report on BAC budget

5. Committee reports
• Safety, Education, and Enforcement Committee
• Facilities Committee
• Legislative Committee

6. DDOT report

7. Public comment

8. Agency reports

9. Approval of May minutes

10. Adjournment

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BAC meetings are open to the public. ID is required to enter the building. Once through security, take elevators on the right-hand side to the 11th floor.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for May 2019

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in May:

The BAC held its bimonthly meeting on May 1.

The guest speakers were representatives of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee.


At the meeting, the BAC voted to partner with its Northern Virginia counterparts to hold a regional bicycling summit on June 9. See below for more information about the free event.

Our fieldwork included a site visit to a high-crash intersection in Ward 1.

We joined thousands of bicyclists celebrating Bike to Work Day.

The BAC welcomed new member Gregg Adams, representing Councilmember Anita Bonds.

Signing as individuals, BAC members commented on the Arboretum Bridge and Trail Project.

This month: June activities

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tues., June 4
6 p.m.
Northeast Library
330 7th St NE
Lower level conference room

The meeting will review some of the bicycle-related legislation D.C. Councilmembers have introduced to date.

Inaugural Regional Bike Summit
Sun., June 9
1-5:30 p.m.
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 S Potomac Ave, Arlington

Click here for the agenda and free registration.

Facilities Committee Rolling Meeting
Tues., June 11
6 p.m.
Congress Heights Metro Station
1290 Alabama Ave SE

The rolling meeting will survey parts of Alabama Avenue SE, Wheeler Road, Suitland Road, Mississippi Avenue, and the vicinity.

Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee Meeting
Thurs., June 13
6 p.m.
West End Library
2301 L St NW
Conference room

Agenda to be determined.

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BAC committee meetings are open to the public.

Save the date for the next full BAC meeting on July 10 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW.