Friday, June 27, 2014

fastest way to get from A to B in DC: for Bloomingdale, It's via biking

See this post from Washington City Paper reporter Aaron Wiener.

Click on the link to read the entire post.

But before you read his post, read his tweet:

This is why people in Bloomingdale bike so much.

This Is the Fastest Way to Get From A to B in D.C.

Posted by  on Jun. 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

Trying to figure out the best transportation mode to reach your D.C. destination? Looking for a new place to live, but want to make sure it's easy to get around from there by public transit or bike? MIT's You Are Here project has you covered.
I already gave this project a mention in my Morning Links earlier this week, but I thought it was worth breaking out further. So here, below, are maps showing the fastest transit mode to get around town from various neighborhoods.

Note: These maps factor in the time it takes to park the car and walk to the destination when driving. But they don't account for the cost of each transit mode—doing so would cause walking and biking to take over more territory.
Here goes—the green spot indicates the starting point (as well as the radius of speedy walking):

Here is the entry for Bloomingdale:
Bloomingdale: Bloomingdale's like Mount Pleasant, but more so. Other than Congress Heights, which is best accessed by trekking over to the Green Line and riding it south, there's nowhere you'll get fastest by transit. So unless you're heading to wards 3, 7, or 8, you're best off biking. As so many Bloomingdale residents do.

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