Monthly Archives: April 2012

Metro Fare Hikes Will Hit Pike Riders Twice

Public transit users along the Pike who transfer from Metrobus to Metrorail should be prepared to be hit twice on the new fare hikes scheduled to come into effect on July 1.  According to the Washington Post, the SmarTrip bus … Continue reading

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Draft Neighborhood Plan Weak on Mass Transit, Sidewalks/Crosswalks

Today (April 25) is the last day for comments on the Draft Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan.  This will also have to be the final post on the topic at this blog.  A few words about the transportation and mass transit … Continue reading

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Draft Pike Neighborhood Plan Eliminates Current Direct Bike Route to Pentagon

County staff offered a similar story to bike riders on the Columbia Pike Corridor in its recent Draft Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan.  The Draft Plan incorporates the streetcar, which would make unpassable the only reasonable direct (on-street or off-street) route … Continue reading

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Draft Pike Neighborhoods Plan, Board, Fail to Properly Link Density and Affordable Housing

The Draft Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan is open for comments until April 25th.  Originally, this post was going to focus on the plan’s affordable housing component.  But after the Board Meeting Saturday (April 21), the speeches by the Board Members … Continue reading

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Busy Day for Issues Affecting Pike at County Board Meeting Tomorrow (4/21)

Lots of reasons to tune in tomorrow (or show up) at the County Board meeting for citizens interested in developments along Columbia Pike tomorrow: 1.  Use permit for the Salsa Room, staff recommends to approve. 2.  Use Permit for live … Continue reading

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Another Chance to Speak Up for Pike Bikeshare

The County has proposed four different scenarios for Capital Bikeshare expansion.  The best of the scenarios for the Pike is Scenario 3, “New Corridors Expansion.”  Interested parties have until 4/13 (Friday) to vote.  It’s a little clunky, but basically you … Continue reading

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National Walk to Work Day: Open South Gate to Arlington Cemetery to Pedestrians

The first Friday in April is National Walk to Work Day, which in 2012 is April 6th.  It’s a clever idea for an often over-looked means of transportation: feet.  Much of smart growth is focused on accommodating bike riders, transit … Continue reading

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