Monthly Archives: February 2012

Help Make Capital Bikeshare a Reality on the Pike!

The opportunity has come to bring Capital Bikeshare to the Columbia Pike corridor.  Bike Arlington seeks “input from citizens, businesses and organizations to ensure that the service expands and operates in a way that best serves Arlington. There are lots … Continue reading

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Increasing Demand for Car-Free Living Is Opportunity for Pike

More evidence this week that an increasing number of DC residents are moving to a car-free lifestyle (or “car light,” sharing cars via commercial services or within the household).  This is consistent with surveys showing that Millennials are more interested … Continue reading

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Arlington Transit Should Move ART 42 Stop to 16 Bus Bay at Pentagon

ART 42 is the “Ballston-Pentagon” route of Arlington Transit’s fleet of green buses.  It’s a convenient service for Pike transit users, allowing a connection every day but Sunday from the eastern part of the Pike to Clarendon and Ballston.  From … Continue reading

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16F Shows Promise and Challenges of New Pike Ride Routes

In December 2010, WMATA announced a new “one-seat” weekday bus service from South Arlington to DC, the expanded 16F.  The 16F is a popular service, and it offers PikeRide commuters two affordable, single-seat routes that service DC directly: the 16F … Continue reading

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Señor Pan Opens

Bienvenidos a Señor Pan, a Colombian bakery and cafe that opened today on Walter Reed, just around the corner from the Drafthouse. The business is slated to be more than just a bakery: opening hours will be 6 am to … Continue reading

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Can Fairfax Afford to Pay for Pike Transit Upgrades?

Robert McCartney’s Sunday column in the Post contained the following nugget: [A] presentation by Fairfax Transportation Department Director Tom Biesiadny said the county was $3 billion short over the next 10 years of what was needed to improve roads and transit … Continue reading

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Venus Stereos Has Closed

Venus Stereos & TVs (also known as Blenders-Irons-Toasters-Ovens, or it’s Spanish name, Peliculas-Musica-TV-DVD-CD-Amps) has shut its doors and is in the process of emptying out.  The store, what might have been called a Five and Dime if one was born … Continue reading

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