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.
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.