Should be some snow today
- More bike related jobs, this time at Bike and Roll.
- The first time a train was ever used in warfare was during the Civil War. It was on the W&OD rail line. For the war's sesquicentennial, "Town officials have arranged for a replica locomotive from Strasburg, Va., to be brought to Caffi Field for a re-enactment of the June 17, 1861, Civil War battle."
- Helmet War! Mikael Colville-Andersen interviewed by theCityFix about "Why we shouldn't bike with a helmet." He doesn't really address that, but instead talks about why we shouldn't have bike helmet laws or heavily promote helmets - which is less controversial. I care even less for telling people they shouldn't wear a helmet than telling them they should.
- College Park wins its battle for a bike sharing station as an amenity for a new housing project.
One of the city's more notable requests was that developers include a bike-sharing station for residents.
"Bike-sharing was the one real issue," said city senior planner Elisa Vitale, adding that city officials hoped to agree on conditions by Jan. 11, but needed extra time to discuss the proposal. "That was really the one sticking point."
The city initially asked that Hanover pay $54,000 for an 11-dock station with seven bikes, but the sides eventually settled on a seven-dock station with four bikes.
Catlin said the bike station could help to decrease traffic in the city and along Route 1. He said city officials hope to enroll in a regional bike-sharing program and increase opportunities throughout the city.
"In a college town, the opportunities for increasing biking are pretty tremendous compared to any other place," Catlin said.
- ABC7 has a story on the Sycamore War. In some places, trees that block the river have a way of dying mysteriously. I would not be surprised if that happened here. If someone wants, they can start a petition about this here.