Council committee votes to table proprosal, essentially killing it in this legislative session and upsetting the D.C. bike community
D.C. Council committee tables the bill, and kills it before it reaches the full Council, upseting the growing biking community.
The Committee of 100 is challenging a federal decision that gave CSX Transportation clearance to proceed with tunnel project.
D.C. Council committee postpones vote on the bill that would make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to recover damages.
Advocates rallied Thursday morning in support of legislation that would end a contributory negligence system they call "harsh" and "unfair."
D.C. Police officers are issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop at stop signs, use a cell phone while driving, or drive without insurance.
Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890
Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.
The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.
According to new Census Bureau data, 4.5 percent of D.C. working residents commuted by bicycle in 2013. That is up from 4.1 percent in 2012 and from 2.2 percent in 2009.