The Randy Albright/Trimet thing is becoming something of a national story - so you'll excuse me if I report on it again even though it's on the other side of the continent. The Oregonian ran a front page story called Uneasy Riders about the tension between cyclists and drivers. Having read more about this, I agree that Mr. Albright was way out of line, though he didn't deserve being attacked (see photo) and I agree that when cyclists pull stuff like this - which admittedly, I've gotten angry and done - they aren't helping.
There are some shocking things in the Oregonian article. One couple claimed they moved away because of all the bicycles. That's a first. DC needs to look at ways to avoid the "cold war" between bikes and cars if we're to achieve the same level of growth as Portland
Since 1991, daily bike traffic on the Steel, Broadway, Burnside and Hawthorne bridges has increased by 257 percent, according to the city's transportation department.
The increase in automobile traffic: Zip. Zero.
and isn't our goal to say the same about Memorial, TR, 14Th Street etc...?