WABA’s advocacy work is largely dictated by our advocacy priorities and the work of our local action committees. As needed, WABA asks for the assistance of our network of members and supporters in campaigns to improve bicycling conditions in the region. Campaigns that you can support now include:
District of Columbia
Fairness for Crash Victims
To ensure fairness of recovery for injury, to promote fairness in the law, and to modernize the approach of the District of Columbia in the field, the Council should cease recognition of contributory negligence as a complete defense to a tort claim by passing the Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Amendment Act of 2015.
Extend the 15th St Protected Bike Lane
Sign the petition requesting DDOT to extend the 15th Street Protected Bike Lane from it’s current end at Pennsylvania Ave NW south one block to Constitution Ave NW. This one block gap is a major missing link in the downtown bicycle network.
Support the Capital Crescent Trail Extension to Silver Spring
Maryland’s new Governor, Larry Hogan, has expressed concern about the state’s plan to improve and complete the Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Silver Spring. The trail has been decades in the making and will serve a crucial need connecting Montgomery County’s urban areas. Tell the Governor where you stand and support the trail.
Extend the WB&A Rail Trail Towards DC
The Washington Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Prince George’s County is a joy to ride and a fine example of a rail trail. But the trail falls short of most major destinations and fails to connect to the area’s other trails. PG county has an opportunity to extend the trail and improve access around two major highways. With the right push, it can happen.
A Safer Suitland Road
Suitland Road presents a low cost opportunity for improving accommodations for all road users without impacting car lanes. Restriping the street to include a protected bike lane and sidewalks would provide a low stress bicycle connection, improve pedestrian access to transit and help create a friendlier street for those who use it.
People First on Arlington Road
Build a protected bike lane on Arlington Road in downtown Bethesda to provide a direct connection from the Capital Crescent Trail to the Bethesda Trolley Trail and the National Institutes of Health, and make safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians.
Capital Crescent Trail Needs a Safe, Grade-Separated Crossing of Wisconsin Ave.
When construction of the Purple Line light rail begins in 2015, access to the tunnel will be closed to the trail traffic permanently. Sign the petition asking Montgomery County to restore a safe, grade-separated trail crossing of Wisconsin Avenue.
Make the I-66 Corridor More Multi-Modal
The Virginia Department of Transportation is studying widening I-66 west of the Beltway as part of other “multi-modal” improvements. Submit your comments urging that the project include bike access on bridges across I-66 and a trail alongside it.
I Support Better Bicycling
Add your voice to those who have spoken in favor of better bicycling in the D.C. region.