People across the region discussed and explored seven transportation ideas

In December and January, the TPB endorsed seven initiatives for a better transportation future. This spring, the TPB began a conversation in the region to get people talking about their opinions on the initiatives and how they might imagine the future with them. To get this conversation started, we held 12 public forums reaching almost…

Dockless bikeshare workshop emphasizes the importance of regional coordination

Dockless bikeshare increases shared bike use significantly. That was the good news from the May 31 Dockless Bikeshare Workshop. However, free from fixed docking stations, participants learned that dockless bikes don’t respect jurisdictional lines. Inter-jurisdictional coordination and cooperation is essential. At a workshop sponsored by the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee, speakers from the District…

Here’s what happened at the May 16 TPB meeting

At its May meeting, the TPB approved projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation Land-Use Connections program. These projects further regional goals to help create more livable, walkable, bikeable, and transit accessible communities. The board also received briefings on the bike and pedestrian element of Visualize 2045, Performance Based Planning and Programming measures for…

Transportation Land-Use Connections projects will help create more livable communities

At its May 16 meeting, the TPB approved nine projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation/Land Use Connection (TLC) Program. Launched over a decade ago, the TLC program provides local jurisdictions with professional consultants to help work on creative and sustainable small-scale plans and projects. One by one, these projects help further TPB goals…

It was a fun and rainy #BTWD2018

Despite the rainy morning, commuters all over the region chose to ride their bikes to work on Friday May 18, Bike to Work Day. Here are some tweets and pictures capturing the spirit of the day: We were pretty excited the day before. We’re getting ready for a wet #BTWD2018 are you ready? What’s a…

Bike to Work Day is coming! Are you ready?

May is National Bike Month and the Washington region is celebrating. The TPB proclaimed Friday, May 18 as Bike to Work Day for the region. This is the 18th year the TPB, through Commuter Connections, has co-organized Bike to Work Day, along with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). It’s a day to encourage more…

Bike and pedestrian projects in Virginia will further regional policies

At its April 18 meeting, the TPB approved eleven new projects in Northern Virginia to receive $5.4 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside). The TA Set-Aside program provides capital funding to projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, recreational trail, and Safe Routes to School projects. To…