Campus Crime Watch: Cyclists beware

View Campus Crime Watch September 2013 in a larger mapIn September, there were 32 violent and property crimes on Georgetown’s main campus. Crimes followed similar trends as past months, with the common slew of alcohol and drug violations, thefts, and assaults. For the first half of the month, a string of bike thefts occurred on […]

Capitol Bikeshare arrives in Georgetown, sans bicycles

After debuting its Capital Bikeshare program in late September, the D.C. Department of Transportation finally installed Georgetown’s very own solar-powered bicycle station earlier this week. The station, which is located in the House of Sweden parking lot at the intersection of K Street and 29th Street, doesn’t have any bicycles yet. According to Georgetown Metropolitan, […]

Cyclist struck by van at intersection of Prospect and 33rd

At approximately 4 p.m. this afternoon, a female cyclist was struck by a Super Shuttle van while riding eastbound on Prospect Street. According to witnesses at the scene, the cyclist rode through a stop sign and the van, which was traveling northbound on 33rd Street, was unable to stop before colliding with her. “People riding […]

Bike clinic in Glover Park offering free tune-ups

Got a bike that needs fixing up? Thinking about buying a cheap bike that needs a little TLC? Save yourself a wad of cash by taking advantage of the free bicycle clinic at the Glover Park farmer’s market. The clinic is at Hardy Middle School (1819 35th St NW) and runs Saturdays from 10am to […]

Capital Bikeshare program coming to Georgetown’s campus

No bike? No problem. Starting this fall, the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) plans to expand its popular bicycle rental program to 100 stations across the city. Building off of the success of the SmartBike DC bicycle sharing program, Capital Bikeshare will bring at least 1000 bicycles to the streets of Washington. And here’s the […]

University tagging abandoned bicycles for removal

The Department of Public Safety is on a mission. What kind of mission, you ask? One of the utmost importance to Georgetown University—bicycle removal. According to DPS Associate Director Joseph Smith, abandoned bicycles that are “in a serious state of disrepair” will be removed this summer. Since the spring semester ended, “REMOVAL” tags have popped […]

GUTS bus collides with cyclist at 35th and Reservoir, but no major injuries

On Monday afternoon, a GUTS bus driver struck a cyclist as he was turning the corner at Reservoir Road. Several sources, including Nick Troiano (COL ’11) and the D.C. Fire and EMS department, reported the accident on Twitter just before 2:00 p.m. University Spokesperson Andy Pino wrote in an e-mail that the cyclist was not […]

A Georgetown SmartBike station is one of “the worst pork-barrel projects of the 111th Congress”

That headline is a little misleading—due to a quarrel between Clear Channel, the administrators of the SmartBike bike-sharing program, and the City, it’s unlikely that Georgetown will get a SmartBike station any time soon. Nonetheless, two House Republicans,  Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), are saying that the very idea of providing […]

Vehicle collides with cyclist at 31st and M Streets

The scene at the accident Several blogs are reporting that on Monday night, a taxi cab struck a cyclist at the intersection of 31st and M Streets in Georgetown, badly injuring the cyclist. WashCycle has an account from someone who came across the aftermath of the accident, when the cyclist was being loaded into an […]

Only 20 bikes registered through DPS so far

I bet this bike wasn’t registered… The Department of Public Safety’s bike registration program was introduced in March in with some very noble goals: to help DPS more effectively manage the number of bikes on campus, to make it easier for police to return stolen bikes to their owners, and to deter criminals from stealing […]

Bad news for bikers: SmartBike expansion stymied

When the District Department of Transportation announced in March that SmartBike (the ride-sharing program that began last August) was set to expand to Georgetown this summer, we were pretty pumped.  Turns out the future of Georgetown bike-sharing isn’t quite so bright, though. According to the Georgetown Metropolitan, Clear Channel, who agreed to run the program […]