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Bicycle Transit Center, Washington, DC

Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular form of transportation, enabling them to exercise and reduce the number of cars on the road which ultimately reduces pollution. The District Department of Transportation created the Bicycle Transit Center (BTC) in Washington, D.C., to respond to this trend in transportation and the growing need for safer places to store bicycles. The shell-like form of the $2.4 million pavilion, designed by KGP Design Studio, is inspired both by the aerodynamics of bike helmets and the structural framing of the bicycle. Located outside the west portico of Union Square, the 2,000 sf structure is conveniently located and offers bike parking, sharing, and a repair shop for users.  The designers recognized that this structure needed to be elegant and minimal in order to not compete with the stunning stone-clad Union Square station, designed in 1908 by Daniel Burnham.  Convenient and aesthetically pleasing - I can't wait to see similar structures springing up all over the city.  Click here to see an informative video on the project.

Image Credits: Architectural Record and KGP Design Studio

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MOVING IN

movingin I am still getting settled in to my new home in Washington, DC. Here is a quick shot of my friend Paul who was nice enough to help me move. Everything is in disarray and it is making me crazy. I love the new digs and will of course be transforming the space. I will keep you posted on the progress.

Special thanks to Paul, Marc, and Emmy for their help with the move.  Missing Boston already.

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