Friday, June 2, 2017

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for May 2017

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in May:

The council held its regular bimonthly meeting on May 3, setting the stage for an action-packed National Bike Month.

As always, the main event is Bike to Work Day in the Washington metropolitan area. BAC members were among the 18,700+ participants in the May 19 celebration. Three BAC members visited the Freedom Plaza pit stop, along with Councilmembers David Grosso, Brandon Todd and other elected and appointed officials.

Councilmember David Grosso with his BAC appointee, Bob Summersgill

BAC member Randall Myers, representing Councilmember Robert White, Jr.

BAC member David Alexander, representing Ward 2

Mayor Muriel Bowser rolled in to address the bicyclists. Click here for a short video of her remarks.

In other news, the BAC congratulates Ward 8 representative Jay Stewart on his reappointment. Council chair Mendelson administered the oath of office on May 10.

Photo by @ChmnMendelson

This month: June activities

BAC committees are meeting this month as follows:

Facilities Committee Rolling Meeting
Sat., June 10
9:30 a.m.
Barney Circle, Hill East
This "rolling" (on-bike) field meeting will survey Capitol Hill infrastructure and connectivity.

Planning Committee Meeting
Thurs., June 15
6 p.m.
The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Rd NW

The committee will finalize its proposed amendments to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan. It will also review and prioritize upcoming planning projects.

Legislative Committee Meeting
Wed., June 21
6 p.m.
400 8th St NW

BAC committee meetings are open to the public. Save the date for the next full BAC meeting on July 12 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW.