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By goDCgo . on 6/27/2011
To some people, a city without cars might be scary or futuristic, but to me, it sounds like paradise! In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, many cities in Europe are proudly becoming car un-friendly. While here in the States, we express concern when four parking spaces are taken away to make room for bikeshare stations, in Paris and Barcelona, whole car lanes have disappeared to make room for the 2-wheeled variety of transport. Cities like Vienna and Copenhagen have completely closed streets to cars and some areas have set extremely low speed limits to discourage drivers. Many cities have hiked up tolls and entrance fees to drive into city limits and with gas prices close to $8 per gallon, European drivers tend to feel the pinch more and find higher entrance...
By goDCgo . on 6/22/2011
We are absolutely thrilled with the rise in bicycle travel across the District. The launch of Capital Bikeshare, better bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and a community of bike evangelists ‘an extremely enthusiastic band of bike-supporters’ have all contributed. As you can imagine, with an increase in bicycling comes a swell in the amount of bikes zooming around town. And bikes need a place to hang out while their owners are busy doing things at places their trusty bikes took them to. So, we would like to remind you, that while both trees and bikes have similar goals in life—like saving the planet—they should NOT be forcibly held together with your bike lock.  Locking a bike to a tree can stunt a tree’s growth and even kill it. Not to mention that little-known law that makes it completely ILLEGAL to lock your bike to any tree less than 10” in diameter (and as a bit of advice, if you don’t...
By goDCgo . on 6/21/2011
The title may be a bit of an exaggeration, but we were trying to get people to read our blog. And goDCgo does, in fact, attend events. That part’s true. So, if your organization is planning an event that’s even remotely related to transportation, health or the environment, goDCgo is raring to go! If it has “Expo” or “Green” in the title, so much the better! We’re happy to set up a table full of goDCgo’s exclusive promotional items and loads of information about transportation options in the DC region. Our attractive display will be attended by one or more of our arguably attractive staff members, who are always eager to “interface” with the public. Enjoy the only photos we could find of goDCgo’s community outreach efforts:

And may we suggest pairing your brochures with a bottle of Trader Joe’s 2003 Red Flyer California Red?

By goDCgo . on 6/16/2011
If you’re looking to differentiate your organization or business in a way that will attract positive attention and serve a useful purpose, then look no further. Art bike racks, while unimaginatively named, pack a punch when it comes to improving curb appeal and creating goodwill and convenience for your customers, visitors and even employees.

If you’ve been hankering after an art bike rack of your own but don’t know where to start, goDCgo can walk you through it. We’ll help you select from a variety of options, and as a bonus to businesses in the District, we’ll handle the permitting (and by "we," we mean DDOT). There are many companies offering artistic and custom bike racks, with prices ranging from $500 to $1,500 per rack. All you have to do is buy the rack and DDOT will install it for free.

The Golden Triangle BID unveiled their latest art bike rack on June 13, called “Exploration” and...
By goDCgo . on 6/14/2011

As a west coast transplant, moving to the DC area was a harsh new reality – how could major freeways (I’m looking at you, I-66) only be two lanes wide? How on earth is it faster to walk to some places than drive? And who are all these people on bicycles? After having spent eight years living in Los Angeles, I was accustomed to 6-lane freeways (albeit also congested) and the very real threat of getting a ticket for jaywalking, which doesn’t even seem like a possibility here. I also lived in Las Vegas for the last two years, where no one dared to ride a bike in a place where the temperature regularly reached 116 degrees. There was also an abundance of free, covered parking directly in front of my destination. I’m not going to lie. I absolutely miss the west coast. It’s hard to adjust when you’ve been so used to living a certain way for all of your adult life.