DC Rider

It can’t wait: Time for D.C. transit to get back on track

For transit users, waiting around is no big deal. But even the most patient passengers have their limit. And this week, we definitely hit it.

Close for comfort: To fix Metro faster, shut it down

My proposal to make sure that we don't have a repeat of Monday's disaster at L'Enfant Plaza? Let’s stop waiting for Metro. In fact, let’s stop taking trains altogether.

Saving seats: Metro’s new ads raise awareness of invisible disabilities

A new PSA campaign on Metro's trains and buses provides an important reminder: There's a reason you're not supposed to hog the priority seating if you don't actually need it.

Jingle all the way: Reasons for cyclists, pedestrians and bus riders to cheer

Despite the occasional flooded Metro station, D.C.-area commuters have lots to cheer this month. In honor of Santa, here's a list. (Feel free to check it twice.)

Signs of the times: RideDC and Transit Screen’s SmartWalk

A new tool from the District’s Department of Transportation lets folks input their address to create a dashboard showing real-time info on nearby buses, trains, Capital Bikeshare stations and car sharing. So, with a glance, you can determine the quickest way to go.

Car-free holiday gift guide: What to buy your favorite transit riders and cyclists

A seat cover for Capital Bikeshare fans, a pair of headphones that lets you share tunes on the Metro without destroying your hearing and other goodies for your commute.

Can a dog be a cyclist’s best friend?

Lots of people in D.C. ride bikes. Now, dogs are getting in on the action, too. Here's how some folks are pedaling their pets.

RightRides DC offers trips home that are free — and free of harassment

The Coalition for Safe Spaces introduced its new RightRides program on Halloween. The concept: Volunteers in Zipcars make sure women and LGBT folks can get home safely late at night. The goal: Get the service running regularly.

It isn’t just street harassment. Women face unwanted attention no matter how they get around.

At least on the sidewalk, it's possible to change direction. Harassment on the bus often comes with no good escape route. And even if you don't feel physically threatened, it's not much fun.

Riding around D.C. on Halloween could haunt you

The best treat: Seeing what costumes people are wearing on Metro. But that's not the only form of transportation in D.C. that will be getting into the holiday spirit.

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