Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 14, 2019

      Are you ready for one of DC’s largest spectator events? Every year, more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world travel to the District to witness a transformation — the annual blooming of the cherry blossom trees. Gifted to our nation's capital by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life to the city and are celebrated with a series of events that are primarily free and open to the public. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place on March 20 to April 14, 2019 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!...

      #BikeInBloom is on the Move!

      March 12, 2019

      #BikeInBloom is back -- and it's gone electric! Yup, you heard us right. Our beloved #BikeInBloom has passed the baton to an e-bike this year. Be on the lookout for this beauty now through April 14, 2019 and you could be a lucky weekly prize winner!...

      Are You Ready for Summer Platform Closures?

      March 06, 2019

      Are you a Metrorail rider in Alexandria or southern Fairfax County? Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, September 2, 2019, the Yellow and Blue Lines will be shut down south of Ronald Reagan National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. Customers should allow extra travel time and identify alternatives to using the affected Metrorail stations....

      Bikes, Bikes & More Bikes

      December 03, 2018

      It’s no secret that Washington, DC is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. In addition to the abundance of bike lanes, trails, and infrastructure, there are also multiple biking and scooter share options accessible in the District. ...

      3 Easy Tips to Navigate Cold-Weather Biking

      November 09, 2018

      Is there special clothing I should wear while biking during the winter months?  How do I choose the best bike route when its dark before I leave work?...

      Overcoming the First Mile, Last Mile in DC

      November 07, 2018

      FMLM may sound like a confusing medical term, but in the world of public transportation, it stands for “First Mile/Last Mile.” Getting to/from the primary mode of travel is a prevalent challenge that nearly all cities face while trying to plan for, and increase, the use of public transit. It can be a huge hurdle and is often what prevents people from using public transportation to begin with. First Mile, Last Mile refers to the commute distance from a person’s home (or starting point) to the transportation site and following the commute from said location to their final destination. For example, someone commuting into the District from Reston who wants to ride the Metro needs to get to the station from their house, ideally without driving alone in a car, and there’s oftentimes no perfect solution....

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day 2018?

      August 10, 2018

      Mark your calendars! Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 are Car Free Days. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2018....

      Transportation Guide to Audi Field

      July 12, 2018

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      Brush Up on Cycling Etiquette

      July 11, 2018

      Peak tourist season has arrived in DC, and many visitors choose to get around on two wheels. Our streets and sidewalks are particularly crowded this time of year, and it’s important that every rider does their part to ensure that everyone can get around quickly and safely...

      No Red Line Service? No problem! 3 Alternate Routes

      July 10, 2018

      Beginning July 21, WMATA will be performing scheduled maintenance work along the Red Line, resulting in the closure of both the Brookland-CUA Metro Station and Rhode Island Ave Metro Station until September 3. There will be no Red Line service between Fort Totten and NOMA Metro stations during this time. To assist you with these commute disruptions, goDCgo has compiled 3 great alternative routes to help you navigate your commute. Try out one of the options below and tag us with #CommuteSmarterNotHarder during the shutdown for a chance to win a free month of Capital Bikeshare!   Bike the Metropolitan Branch Trail to Save Time and Money  20-minute commute from Fort Totten to NOMA, $2 per ride with Capital Bikeshare. Take the Metropolitan Branch Trail for an off-street trail (completely separated from car traffic for most of the way) stretching from Fort Totten to Union Station (see picture, right) where you can easily transfer to the Red Line. There is a Capital Bikeshare station at all four affected Metro stops, download the CaBi App to quickly purchase a $2 trip and be on your way in no time!  A Capital Bikeshare corral with unlimited parking will be available at 3rd St. NE and M St. NE from 8am-1pm, on Monday - Friday from 7/23 – 8/31, so you can easily drop off your bike. Dockless bikeshare or a scooter are other great alternatives for commuting. Express Buses and Shuttles Commute times will vary depending on traffic but the shuttles are free.  Free Shuttles will replace service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. There will be additional express shuttles from Brookland and Rhode Island Ave to Metro Center, Gallery Place, and Union Station neighborhoods. The MetroExtra G9 usually operates only during rush hour, but during the shutdown will run at all times Metrorail is open. This route connects to Shaw-Howard & McPherson Square Metro stations. It will operate in a temporary dedicated bus lane on Rhode Island Avenue NE to allow buses to avoid congestion. P6 originates at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, with connections to numerous downtown Metrorail stations. 80 stops at numerous Metrorail stations, including Brookland. Check out the map below for additional bus route options and this map for the free express shuttles. Alternative Rail Options MARC train, 30-minute commute and $5 one-way. Green and Yellow lines will be operating additional trains to accommodate riders that transfer between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the closed stations. The MARC Brunswick Line has a stop in Rockville Silver Spring before reaching Union Station where a connection can be made to Red Line. The MARC Brunswick Line operates on weekdays only. If you have additional questions, please tweet us @godcgo or email info@godcgo.com. WMATA has additional info here. ...

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