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Is Washington D.C. a Walkable and Bikeable City? These People Say It Is

Is Washington D.C. a Walkable and Bikeable City? These People Say It Is

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Ginnie from the Walkable Living Stories campaign. What a way to kick off summer, with the Coalition for Smarter Growth launch today of Walkable Living Stories. The campaign shares the stories of dozens of Washington D.C. residents who have chosen a walkable lifestyle. When you get to the site, you find yourself clicking
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Capital Bikeshare becoming an economic development tool

Capital Bikeshare becoming an economic development tool

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Capital Bikeshare is doing more than moving people around on red bikes. It's also helping sell houses and apartments and draw people to businesses. The bike-sharing system, which has more than 175 docking stations across the District, Arlington and Alexandria, has become the latest tool to spur development and attract
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On the calendar: Parking! Walking! Bicycling! Controversy!

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Whether you care about parking, bicycling, walking, or all three, in DC, Maryland, or Virginia, there are some important events coming up, from a parking meeting tonight in Georgetown to a forum on upcounty Montgomery pedestrian safety to a bike rally in Richmond.
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Transit and Highway Safety Statistics

Transit and Highway Safety Statistics

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The Metrorail collision in June 2009 prompted a spate of articles about the Metrorail system. To evaluate the relative safety of Metrorail compared to driving, the Coalition for Smarter Growth collected the following statistics.
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D.C.: Support Bill 18-191 the Sidewalk Assurance Act of 2009

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We are here to express our support for the Sidewalk Assurance Act. Sidewalks should be included as a part of all roadways and all roadway construction projects almost without exception. This Act reflects the DDOT Departmental Order on its sidewalk construction policy and the DDOT Pedestrian Master Plan. An Act by the Council is needed to ensure consistent implementation of these polices in order to ensure safety on all public rights of way. The standard should simply be that if there is a paved road, there should be an ADA-compliant sidewalk. This is fundamentally a matter of safety for all public transportation facilities.
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