The last launch of Discovery is scheduled for today. This is the only shuttle I saw launch in person [I used to work on the shuttle program, and this was also the first shuttle who's software I checked. It was OK as I recall.]
- The ICC trail is not built yet, but in the photo to the right, you can see where the bridges include the ICC trail sections.
- There will be a design workshop on Chevy Chase Lake Sector plan on March 12th. Register here by the 6th to participate.
- Richard Layman has several posts from the Maryland Bike Symposium. On setting an agenda, dealing with aggressive driving, and tourism.
- Mayor Gray's transition team has issued an Economic Development report. The transportation section focuses on "making it easier for people to drive in and out of the District." It doesn't mention bicycles.
- With TBD experiencing massive cuts, will that mean a loss of TBD on Foot, which did a great job of covering cycling issues?
- Jacque Patterson, candidate for District Council, was in a live chat on GGW. He has his appointment to the Bicycle Advisory Council on his resume, but I never remember seeing him at a single meeting. Nonetheless, on the design of the Giant in ward 8 he says "We could have done a much better job in the design of the Giant to make it more pedestrian and bike friendly. In the future, we need to ensure that we take those thoughts into consideration." And on bicycling in general he talks about "Connecting Anacostia Park with bike lanes along Suitland Parkway" and "The putting in of bike lanes to this point haven't had great community outreach. To that point, I don't believe residents and businesses don't want bike lanes, they want to be included in the discussions of where and how they will be put in. I think that's true East of the River and anywhere that bike lanes are planned....We move forward by having DDOT reach out to ANC's during the planning phase and take into considerations the "great weight" that is afforded to ANC Commissions to set the tone of the conversations."
- Last Friday, CaBi set a new one-day ridership record of 2927 trips, half of them 1-day riders. So much for the Stewart/Colbert Rally record (2343 trips) never being broken.
- A profile of one member of Frederick, MD's Bicycle Ad Hoc Committee.