Slug Lines and i-66 Incentives for loudoun County Commuters

      April 26, 2018

      With the launch of new rush-hour tolls on I-66 Inside the Beltway that began in December 2017, Loudoun County Commuter Services is supporting commuters who travel into the District using an alternative to driving alone with a new incentive program, I Share 66.  Commuters who sign up for a vanpool, carpool, or take the Loudoun County Transit Commuter Bus will receive special incentives for reducing single-occupancy vehicles:...

      who knew a taxi could be so scenic?

      October 17, 2017

      The Wharf is officially open....

      capital bikeshare adds stations in wards 7 & 8

      October 10, 2017

      Last month, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon on eight new Capital Bikeshare stations in Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C. The ribbon cutting, which took place on Capital Bikeshare’s seventh anniversary, was led by the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and was attended by both the Mayor and the interim Director of DDOT....

      Top cycling situations to avoid

      September 26, 2017

      Cycling is one of the healthiest and most fun ways to get from point A to B. To ensure your ride goes as smoothly as possible, you should always avoid some common “tricky situations” that may lead to collisions with motorists. Wearing a helmet and signaling is always a must, but here are some situations to look out for when riding alongside traffic:...

      How are you preparing for Car Free Day?

      September 11, 2017

      Mark your calendars! Friday, September 22 is Car Free Day. 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 2017....

      Get Active on the Klingle Valley Trail

      August 29, 2017

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      #BikeInBloom is Back! Bike to the Blossoms with Capital Bikeshare

      March 16, 2017

      Capital Bikeshare has once again teamed up with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to promote biking to the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin in their "Bike to the Blossoms" campaign.  Keep your eyes peeled for #BikeInBloom, the services pink reminder that biking is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to see the city in bloom....

      Explore DC Beyond the Blossoms with the DC Circulator

      March 16, 2017

      The National Cherry Blossom Festival has arrived and the whole city is in bloom! From March 15th to April 16th, Washington, DC transforms into a city transfixed by pink petals, as the Festival partners with restaurants and attractions District-wide to bring the spirit of the season to the entire city. We’ve referenced the National Mall route as the best way to get to the Tidal Basin this season, but the DC Circulator is also a great way to explore the city beyond the blossoms. Six simple routes connect exciting neighborhoods all over the city, from Georgetown to Downtown, Adams Morgan to Capitol Hill and beyond. Here are a few of our recommendations for getting around via the DC Circulator this cherry blossom season:...

      Navigate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with Ease

      March 16, 2017

      Every year, visitors from around the globe travel to Washington, DC to witness a transformation—the annual blooming of the blossoms. Gifted to the city by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, the 3,000+ cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life and color to the city and are celebrated with a series of events and festivities each spring. Looking to join in the fun? There are several ways to get to the pink trees at the Tidal Basin and official festival events. Here are our recommendations for getting to these top destinations: Tidal Basin ANA Performance Stage Opening Ceremony Blossom Kite Festival National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival...

      Top Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in DC

      March 16, 2017

      Here in Washington, DC, spring signifies more than just the arrival of warm weather—the season marks the blooming of our world-famous cherry blossom trees, symbolizing the natural beauty of our nation's capital city.   Each spring, the cherry trees take over the Tidal Basin, drawing thousands of visitors to a sea of pale pink and white blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial. While the Basin is home to the official Welcome Center and a majority of the cherry trees, it is not the only location in the city to marvel at the pink petals. Avoid the crowds and witness the beauty of the cherry trees at these lesser-known locations:...

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