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Rails to trails: Alexandria provides biking mentors during Metro shutdown

Posted on May 31,2019
Filed Under News , Community,

With Blue and Yellow lines south of Reagan National Airport shut down for months, Northern Virginia commuters have another alternative in how they get to work: biking. (Thinkstock)
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By Kate Ryan

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Now that Metro has shut down service on the Yellow and Blue Lines south of Reagan National Airport in Virginia for the next three months, commuters are trying out different ways to get to work. For some, that plan means getting on a bike.

Josephine Liu is the vice chair for bicycling with the Alexandria Bicycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and she welcomes those Metro riders who think putting on a bike helmet and hopping on a bike is the best workaround during the three-month Metro shutdown.

BPAC is providing “mentors,” volunteers who offer to show prospective bike commuters the best, safest routes to work by bike.

Source Wtop

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