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Love is in the air! Love for all things transportation, that is. Check out this jam-packed slate of upcoming events, including TranspoBINGO, the next Ward 1.5 meet-up, and our first Intersections webinar of the year, which explores how travel patterns in DC changed between 2019 and 2022. Hope to see you around!
Get ready to play TranspoBINGO [[link removed]]
Thursday, February 16 - Thursday, February 23
TranspoBINGO is back for the fourth year! Compete with others to fill out a bingo board based on your travels around DC from Thursday, February 16 to Thursday, February 23. The updated 2023 bingo board will be shared on Wednesday, February 15. Winners will be determined at a happy hour at Metrobar on Thursday February 23. First time playing? Don't worry -- we'll share more details soon about how to get involved! RSVP [[link removed]] to stay in the loop.
Ward 1.5 monthly meet-up [[link removed]]
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Civic engagement can be both rewarding and frustrating, but it should never be lonely. If you’re looking to connect with other folks—especially in Wards 1 and 2—who think neighbors are nicer than neighborhood character and that cities should be for people, not for cars, come out on February 19 at 3 pm for this month’s meet-up at Grand Duchess in Adams Morgan.
Webinar! Getting Around: Changes in DC Travel Patterns from 2019 to 2022 [[link removed]]
Wednesday, February 22, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In July 2022, GGWash commissioned Nelson\Nygaard to analyze StreetLight Insight data to better understand patterns of travel as the District emerged from Covid lockdowns. Our original research compares trips taken by car, by bike, on foot, and by Metrorail and Metrobus in March 2019 versus March 2022, at the District and ward levels. Join GGWash and Nelson\Nygaard to discuss their findings in depth in the first of our recurring Intersections webinar series in 2023.
Join Dan Reed at a live podcast recording [[link removed]]
Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join GGWash Regional Policy Director Dan Reed, a recurring guest on the CityCast DC local news podcast, for their upcoming live recording at Politics and Prose in Union Market. You can also hear Dan on the podcast every other Friday at [link removed] [[link removed]]
Attend our office hours in Northern Virginia [[link removed]]
Sunday, March 5, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you live in Northern Virginia? Are you passionate about making your neighborhood more affordable and easier to get around without a car, but don’t know where to start? Come to our office hours! Dan Reed, GGWash’s regional policy director, will be hanging out at Three Whistles, a coffee shop in Arlington, to chat with you about what we can do to advance GGWash’s mission in Northern Virginia. If you are curious about how to get more involved, please come through!
Submit your comments on Metro's Strategic Plan [[link removed]]
Due by Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm
Metro is seeking community feedback on its draft multi-year strategic transformation plan, "#YourMetro, The Way Forward" and wants to hear from you. The draft plan is an opportunity for Metro to gather input and comments from riders on priorities that are important to the region.
Join our silent auction committee [[email protected]
Do you love GGWash and like having something to do at events? We are looking for volunteers who want to help us plan the silent auction at this year's Spring Celebration. Click the link above to send our development team an email.
Become a Breakfast Links Curator alternate! [[link removed]]
Our Breakfast Links Curators kickstart each day at GGWash, working with our editors to select six to 10 engaging stories that provide a snapshot of recent local urbanist news. We've filled all of our regular breakfast links slots, and now we're looking for alternates! If you want to help us out but can't commit to a regular weekly shift, this is your moment.
[[link removed]] Meet our spring 2023 interns! [[link removed]]
This spring, GGWash is thrilled to welcome Jacy Heidorn, Karly Meyer, and Paul Medvetsky to our team for the spring semester. Read their introductory post to hear from the about why urban planning and public policy matter and what they are excited to get up to this spring.
[[link removed]] GGWash’s political endorsements process in 2023 [[link removed]]
Greater Greater Washington will endorse candidates in a handful of local races in Maryland and Virginia this year. Here’s how we’re planning to do that, and how you can help us expand our endorsements to even more places in the future.
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