It's a little late for morning I suppose
- District Council Candidate Jacque Patterson touts himself as a current or former Bicycle Advisory Committee member. I don't recognize the guy, so either he was a member prior to 2004 or he only attends the handful I've meetings I've missed.
- The Bicycle Commuter and Parking Expansion Amendment Act of 2010 shows up in the DC register.
- Here's David Alpert's statement he delivered at yesterday's hearing on bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement. TBD live-blogged it. I may watch it all again to add notes (I had it playing in the background while I worked). Mendelson quote:"If someone is driving a 2,000 or 4,000 pound machine, they need to be held to a higher standard." D.C. police assistant chief Patrick Burke follows hours of testimony on how officers fail to properly assign guilt or interview cyclists and pedestrians by pointing out that in more than half of all cases pedestrians are to blame. Yes, when the standard police reaction is to blame the victim, that will be the result.
- We're better than joggers!
- More on the Suburban Hospital expansion. "The hospital's expansion plan includes constructing a public pedestrian and bike path through the hospital property that would connect Old Georgetown Road to Grant Street"
- Fairfax bike plan meeting on the 17th.
- PoP wonders about a cyclist riding with his helmet on his handlebars. My theory is always this: they're off to do something riskier than riding on the street (racing, bike polo etc...). And he also wonders about yielding to pedestrians. I do it all the time, so I don't know what he's talking about. If I didn't, I would have crashed a lot more than I have.