Monday, March 4, 2019

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

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in February:

Chair Rachel Maisler testified at the BAC’s annual performance oversight hearing on Feb. 25.
The Facilities Committee met to plan spring and summer rolling meetings, a.k.a. field rides.

Joined by two DDOT planners, the Facilities Committee discussed areas for upcoming rides.
The Legislative Committee also met and identified a timely measure to raise for a BAC vote in March.

Ward 1 member Emily Oaksford was reappointed.
As the calendar turned, a new BAC member took office. Anders Pedersen has joined as Councilmember Mendelson’s representative.
This month: March activities

The BAC meets on March 6 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor. View the agenda here.

BAC March 2019 meeting

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

Bicycle Advisory Council
3/6/19 Meeting Agenda

1. Call to order; introductions

2. Introduction of new BAC members
• Emily Curley, Ward 3
• Anders Pedersen, At-large Mendelson

3. Public comment

4. Guest speaker: Department of Public Works

5. MPD report

6. DDOT report

7. Legislative Committee report
• February meeting
• Discussion and possible vote regarding DDOT “Proper Behavior in Bike Lanes” rulemaking

8. Facilities Committee report
• February meeting
• Upcoming rides

9. Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee report
• Crash reports
• Distracted driving changes

10. Selection of alternate representative to Major Crash Review Task Force

11. Selection of Capital Trails Coalition representative

12. Discussion of BAC budget
• Discussion and possible vote to fund Vision Zero Summit registration(s) for BAC member(s)
• Other upcoming conferences and budget requests

13. Approval of January minutes

14. 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, February 8, 2019

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

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in January:

The BAC held its bimonthly meeting on Jan. 9. The meeting focused on discussion with MPD Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll, pictured at left.


The BAC also elected new officers. Ward 6 member David Cranor chose not to run for another term as chair. The new leadership includes Chair Rachel Maisler, Chair Pro-tem Tom Bridge, and Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Johnson.

Emily Curley was appointed to the Ward 3 seat.


In the field, members attended community meetings about infrastructure projects. At least two members are visible in the picture below, taken at a December public meeting about the 20th/21st/22nd Streets NW protected bike lanes project. Members Jeff Johnson (left) and David Alexander (third from left) reviewed the options for new bike lanes. Note that DDOT is accepting public comment through Feb. 13, 2019. The BAC previously surveyed the area and issued its recommendation last summer.


This month: February activities

BAC committees are meeting as follows:

Cancelled/to be rescheduled
Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee Meeting
Wed., Feb. 20
6:30 p.m.
Library Express
1990 K St NW (entrance on 20th Street)
Study Room 1

The meeting will feature discussion with the Department of Public Works.

Facilities Committee Meeting
Wed., Feb. 27
6 p.m.
Library Express
1990 K St NW (entrance on 20th Street)
Study Room 1

The meeting will review bike lane projects and develop plans for spring and summer rides.

Post updated to add:

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tues., Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Northeast Neighborhood Library
330 7th St. NE
Mezzanine Conference Room

The meeting will review upcoming legislation and elect a 2019 chair.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rolling forward: D.C. bicycling report for December 2018

Highlights of BAC accomplishments in December:

BAC committees held their bimonthly meetings in December. MPD Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll attended the Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee meeting to discuss law enforcement matters with committee members.

News of interest

The following news stories and press releases appeared in December.

DDOT Launches New Safety Measures in Support of Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero Initiative – left turns are being reconfigured to slow drivers and increase pedestrian safety; right turns on red will be prohibited at 100 intersections. For more information, see this news story and this map of the intersections.

A bus driver struck and killed two pedestrians in late December at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The driver was arrested and reportedly distracted by his phone.

The Washington Post editorial board had this to say: Too many people died in D.C. traffic crashes in 2018. We can do better in 2019.

Dockless vehicles: looking back and forward – DDOT released a report on the dockless vehicle pilot program. Media coverage included D.C. Just Released the First Evaluation of Its Dockless Bike and Scooter Experiment and Six things D.C. says it’s learned about scooters and dockless bikes since they arrived.

At present, DDOT Announces Operators for 2019 Dockless Vehicle Sharing Program. The press release links to the pilot program report and the regulations (rulemaking) now governing dockless vehicles. Media coverage included D.C. Could Have As Many As 16,800 Scooters And E-Bikes On The Roads Next Year and DC’s getting 20,000 shared bikes and scooters in 2019! Well, maybe.

DDOT is studying the possibility of adding an adaptive bikeshare program. The public is invited to learn more and complete a survey here.

Last but not least, Metro to welcome bicycles on trains at rush hour.

This month: January activities

The BAC meets on Jan. 9 with Chief Carroll as the guest speaker. See the full agenda here.

BAC January 2019 meeting

The BAC meets on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor.

Bicycle Advisory Council
1/9/19 Meeting Agenda

1. Call to order; introductions

2. Public comment

3. Guest speaker: MPD Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll

4. Safety, Education and Enforcement Committee report
December meeting
• MPD ride-along

5. Facilities Committee report
• December meeting

6. DDOT report

7. Discussion and vote to fund one registration fee for the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Vision Zero Workshop: Redesigning Major Streets for Safety

8. Election of BAC officers

9. Approval of November 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.