Matthew Bieschke Kendall Dorman
Safety Education Program Manager
Safety Education Program Coordinator
Membership & Development Manager
Membership & Development Assistant
Support Car Free DC Days With Better Bike Parking!On Tuesday, September 18th and Saturday, September 22nd, Washington, DC will celebrate its first ever DC Car Free Days, unanimously endorsed by the DC City Council and Mayor Adrian Fenty. These events are an opportunity to reconnect with the city, explore new neighborhoods, and take advantage of alternative transportation choices. Going car-free on September 18th and 22nd will give you the opportunity to join your neighbors from all over the city as well as the metropolitan area who are signing up to leave their cars at home and travel to work by train, bus, bicycle, walking, roller-blading, etc.
Events taking place both days are posted at www.carfreedc.info and we hope that you will join us. If you would like to hold an event of your own on either of those days, please visit the Sharing Your Plans section of the Car Free website. Dynamic, creative, funky ideas will not be disregarded. We also encourage you to make a pledge to be completely car-free on DC Car Free Days. You can walk, skate, bike, scoot, take the bus or train, or telecommute. If you simply can't avoid the car, pledge to be "car-lite" by carpooling or vanpooling. Sign up to take the car-free pledge today.
The Bicycle Commuter and Parking Expansion Act
Also on Tuesday the 18th, the DC Council will vote on the Bicycle Commuter and Parking Expansion Act of 2007. This bill, which was introduced by DC Councilmember Tommy Wells, would improve bike parking at residential buildings, double the current bike parking requirement at commercial buildings with car parking, and require a detailed study of bike parking and access to DC governement office buildings. WABA urges you to contact the DC Council to express your support for this important piece of legislation.