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Chris Eatough

Chris Eatough

Chris Eatough is Howard County, Maryland's bike and pedestrian coordinator.

Would Protected Bike Lanes Encourage You to Bike More?

This article was originally published in the May-June 2014 issue of Arlington’s The Citizen.) In the last few years, bike-lane design has seen big changes in cities across the United States. The most notable change is the emergence of protected bike lanes. This relatively simple layout option is based on the concept that streets should be… Read more »

Insight into Capital Bikeshare – From the People Who Use It

New Yorkers, take notice … Capital Bikeshare just released two new reports containing a wealth of information on its members and how they use the program. The reports contain valuable insights into the many benefits of bikesharing, such as travel cost savings, reduction in car use, health improvements, and local business patronage. As New York… Read more »

Bikes Mean Business

I recently attended the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. It’s always an exciting and energizing event and I particularly enjoy meeting bike advocates and professionals from around the country and hearing about biking in their area. This year, what I kept hearing is the recognition that biking and walking are good for the local… Read more »

Pedaling Towards Peaceful Coexistence

This week I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Radio Show on WAMU 88.5 in Washington D.C. The topic was “Our Region’s Growing Bike Culture” (listen here), and co-panelists were Shane Farthing of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Veronica Davis of Black Women Bike. As always, Kojo was a fantastic… Read more »

How the Best Bikeshare in the Country Does Business

The first plan of its kind for bikesharing in the United States has just been published. It is a comprehensive 6-year plan for Capital Bikeshare in Arlington County, Virginia. Arlington County Capital Bikeshare Transit Development Plan 2013 to 2018 It took more than a year to finalize the report because we wanted extensive public input… Read more »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame … On Bikeshare

The Washington Nationals October playoff run sure was exciting. Almost as exciting was the volume of bike activity around Nationals Stadium. Clearly, lots of Nats fans are realizing that getting to and from the game by bike is the way to go! The bike parking at the stadium was full, every rack and lamppost in… Read more »

BikePlanner.Org – A New Community-Based Trip Routing Tool

Finding your way around the Washington region by bike just got a whole lot easier. BikePlanner.Org is a new bike routing website from OpenPlans that uses the impressive crowdsourced OpenStreetMap. You can instantly set your personal preferences for “fastest,” “safest,” or “flattest” route using the handy triangle selector and you can also choose personal bike… Read more »