Map: What a regional bike trail network could look like in the D.C. area

As reported by DC Curbed, the Capital Trails Coalition has published a new map which shows the existing and planned bike trails in the Washington DC region, and how better cycling infrastructure could ensure better connectivity across the DMV.

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Going west to east from Fairfax County, Virginia to Prince George’s County, Maryland, there are currently more than 430 miles of bike trails in the D.C. area. Many of these trails, though, do not directly link up with each other, meaning cyclists must find other roads and paths to reconnect with them.

Every since bike-trails were added to major roads in the city, bike-commutes have increased! Not only is this a sustainable way to reduce your carbon footprint, it can also save time. Data backs the growth of the popularity of bikes in the nations capital. Since Capital Bikeshare launched in 2010, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) reports that the company has expanded from 400 bikes to over 3,700 bikes in December 2016, an 825 percent growth!

Washington DC is the 8th best city for bicyclists in the country!