We've had some nice weather this week. I was biking in short sleeves on Monday.
- And that nice weather resulted in higher trail use, according to counts from the Custis Trail.
- The CCT's River Road trail plaza seems like, after a decade of false starts, it is finally ready to break ground. "The project is estimated to cost up $150,000 and the coalition has committed $75,000, Tripp said. The other half of the money will be raised from donors....An adjacent business owner offered to fund improvements to the trail near River Road in exchange for free parking on the county-owned land, Gray said. The owner never followed through with his offer and has since relocated his business.....Once a stormwater management permit is obtained, a hearing with the Planning Board will be scheduled."
- WABA Board Member Mark Blacknell writes about the importance of sharing the road. "You know that’s who’s in the car behind you, the bike next to you, or crossing the street in front of you, right? A human being. It could be your neighbor, your lawyer, or the guy that makes your sandwiches at lunch."
- Maryland might make it illegal to read a text while you drive.
- When the ICC opens, it will include a section of trail according to Melinda Peters, ICC Director. I'm guessing it's the 3.3 miles of "path" in Contract A or the "2.7 miles of new bike paths, with additional bike facilities located along MD 182 that will improve access to Layhill Local Park and Northwest Branch Parks." in Contract B. Has anyone seen this trail/path or been on it? We should go and ride it on opening day.
- Last night was the "inaugural" Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting.