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    Default January 2018 Arlington BAC meeting- Monday 1/8 7pm 2100 Clarendon Blvd 3rd floor

    Happy New Year to all,

    The BAC is jumping into the New Year with a great agenda for the January meeting. The meeting will be Monday, January 7 at 7pm at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, 3rd floor conference room. All are welcome.

    I will start by reviewing some of the great improvements in biking in Arlington in 2018, and set the bar for the upcoming year. Some other highlights: We'll follow up on our discussion from December about Long Bridge Park and how bikes will flow off of a future bike/ped Long Bridge and into Crystal City and Pentagon City. Parks will be on hand to discuss Banneker Park improvements. We'll also delve into one of our Priorities by discussing quick fixes for the bike network and problem intersections.

    Homework for you: (1) Quick fixes: where could a small project, like a new curb cut, some paint or a sign, improve the bike network in Arlington?
    (2) Problem intersections: What intersections need improvements to make the bike network in Arlington more safe and comfortable?
    (3) Which Saturday in March could work for a meeting on Columbia Pike with Phoenix Bikes? Are there any public events we should schedule around?
    (4) What do you want to discuss with the planning arm of Parks?

    --> You can send in answers to this forum thread or on the googlegroup, or bring them to the meeting.

    Preliminary Agenda:


    7:00pm Call to Order; Introductions; Year in Review Gillian Burgess

    7:10pm Schedule for February and March Gillian Burgess

    7:20pm Boundary Change Drive Interchange/Long Bridge Park Jon Lawler and ?

    7:50pm Banneker Park DPR: PDD

    8:15pm Network Priorities: Quick Fixes & Problem Intersections Ritch Viola

    8:40pm Other staff updates; Bike Element update Staff

    8:50pm Public Comment/New Business

    9:00pm Adjourn

    Projects open for public comment:

    Bike Element: https://bit.ly/2DjBlCD

    Public Spaces Master Plan: https://bit.ly/2AIoGGZ

    Arlington dockless pilot: https://bit.ly/2NLubI1

    NPS: Memorial Cirle: https://bit.ly/2VtdMwW [Doesn’t work during the shutdown]

    APS: Ed Center Redesign (could build protected bike lane along part of Quincy): https://bit.ly/2SCzjl8

    General:

    County: https://topics.arlingtonva.us/engage/

    APS: https://www.apsva.us/engage/



    BAC Priorities 2018-2020

    Trails: Behavior and Design

    Safe Accomodation (providing safe routes when construction or maintenance takes bike facilities out of service)

    Network Priorities: Columbia Pike, Lee Highway, quick fixes and problem intersections.

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    Under the topic of topic of 2018 in review, a lot of great stuff happened. I tweeted about it, but here's the list all together, for you all:

    Happy New Year #bikedc #bikeva!

    2018 was a pretty great year for biking in @ArlingtonVA.

    Today is the twelfth day of Christmas, so without further ado, I present you with 12 things from 2018 that made biking in Arlington, VA even more awesome!

    On the twelfth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    12 ebikes and scooters parking in a parking spot

    That’s right, the dockless pilot in Arlington started in 2018, complete with innovations, like on street dockless corrals.
    https://twitter.com/MobilityLabTeam/...93892603740161

    On the eleventh day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    11(+3) schools with bikes!

    That’s right - @APSVirginia teaches kiddos to bike. 14 elementaries participated in the bike unit in 2018. https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/st...55180202549249

    Also great: APS Go! & Champions program: https://bit.ly/2F7pDvY

    On the tenth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    10 Bicycle Advisory Committee meetings

    In 2018, the BAC continued partnerships w @ArlingtonVaPD & the Pedestrian AC, & met on Columbia Pike and Lee Hwy (with @LeeHwyArlington) to focus on those areas.
    https://twitter.com/Wash_cycle/statu...44798285094914

    On the ninth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    9 blocks of protected bike lanes

    @ArlingtonDES installed protected lanes on three different streets - Quincy, Veitch and Wilson - expanding the safe-and-comfortable bike network. And they are awesome.

    https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/st...32075410776065

    In fact, those protected bike lanes on Veitch Street won readers’ choice top Urban Street Redesign of 2018 from StreetsBlogUSA. Go Arlington!
    https://twitter.com/StreetsblogUSA/s...05511974486021

    On the eighth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    80+ cabi plus

    In 2018, Capital @Bikeshare introduced some pilot ebikes into the system, which have proved to be wildly popular, if a little hard to find and have made it so more people can bike there!
    https://twitter.com/JuddLumberjack/s...42406780375040

    On the seventh day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    7 Kidical Mass Arlington rides!

    @KidicalMassArl continued its monthly(ish) events to get families biking around Arlington. These rides are the slowest, flattest, cutest social rides in the DC area!
    https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/st...31029075111936


    On the sixth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    6+ Bike stands at new Phoenix bikes

    The amazing @phoenixbikes moved into their awesome new digs at the Arlington Mill Community Center & changed leadership this year.
    https://twitter.com/PhoenixBikes/sta...21823752298496

    On the fifth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us (sing it with me)
    NO MORE UNDULATIONS

    After years of bumps, @arlparksrec repaired the Custis near McCoy Park & did it the right way. Smooth as butter! (the @ArlingtonDES Custis project was also great)
    https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/st...87271862136835


    On the fourth day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    4 pit stops.

    On Sept 29, @ReadyArlington hosted its first ever Disaster Relief Trials, demonstrating IRL how bikes can help in disasters. Even kiddos got in on the fun!
    https://twitter.com/ReadyArlington/s...31515726626822



    On the third day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    3 km of #Bike4thePike

    100+ people biked together on Columbia Pike in June to demonstrate the need for safe biking options. Bonus, @susmoarlington was created!
    https://twitter.com/susmoarlington/s...87170825342976


    On the second day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    2 contraflow bike lanes

    Double your pleasure: 2 contraflow bike lanes now complete the 9th St S and 11/12th St S bike blvds. Contra-bike your hearts out!
    https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/st...72976204992513


    On the first day of bike-mas, Arlington gave to us
    1 brand-spanking new trail

    It’s not often that you get brand new trail segments, but @arlparksrec opened a lovely stretch of trail along Washington Blvd between Courthouse Rd S and Towers Park.
    https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/st...88734565355522


    2018 was so packed, I couldn't even slide in a mention of the new @MtVernonFriends They were also a welcome addition to the #ArlingtonBikes Family last year.

    Huge thanks to those who made these improvements & make biking in Arl awesome every year: @ArlingtonVA @ArlingtonDES @arlparksrec @ReadyArlington @ArlingtonVaPD @APSVirginia @APSsaferoutes @ATPcommutes @bikeshare @PhoenixBikes @kidicalmassarl @bike4thepike @bikearlington

    Also huge thanks to all of those whose support makes ArlVa a better place to live & bike: @HenryTDunbar @alongthepike @TinLizzieBikes @JuddLumberjack @DanaB20024 @grantmandsager @steveoffutt @Blacknell @gwhennigan @HainsPoint100 @SRtwofourfour @daavman @LuckyLyzzie @bikepetal

    And finally to the supportive organizations and elected officials: @RosslynVA @BallstonBID @crystalcityva @ggwash @NOVA_Parks @kcristol @erik4arlington @CD4arlington @libbygarvey @Matt4Arlington @TanniaTalento @Monique4APS @NancyVanDoren @ReidForSchools @BarbaraKanninen

    We have a lot to look forward to in 2019, like welcoming @BikeLeague for the National Bike Summit, and updating Arlington’s Bike Element. We've already started out with good news from @wmata

    Onward and upward in 2019!

    https://twitter.com/wmata/status/1080472636549971968

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    Bump. Speak now if you have quick fix or problem intersection feedback

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    If anyone can fix the title to be January 2019, that would be nice.

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