Flickr is no longer supporting typepad. Grrr. Another reason I might have to migrate to one of the other services.
- From the comments, Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner said, when talking about charging for Saturday parking in county lots and garages in Bethesda and why it might be good for business, "Because some people won't just hog a space all day, take their bike, go on the Capital Crescent Trail." I agree. I'm sure there are people who do that. Because that's something people do when parking is free. Charging for parking makes biking a better value. Maybe those who do that (and I wonder if CCCT has any idea how people arrive at the trail) will bike there instead or maybe some metered spaces can be set up near the trail, with money going to snow plowing.
- WABA is offering Confident City Cycling classes this spring
- Baltimore TV stations have been giving positive coverage of the push for the new Vehicular Manslaughter law in Maryland. As we know, AAA is good at getting the media involved.
- Bike DC registration is open!
- An 8-foot wide paved bike path on River Road in Potomac, MD from River Oaks Lane to Norton Road should begin construction this spring. This is the first section of the project. "A public meeting on the second segment — an 8-foot wide bike path from Riverwood Drive to River Oaks Lane — is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. April 7 at Potomac Elementary School, 10311 River Road."
- Takoma Park has annexed Flower Avenue and plans to turn it into a green street. That may include bike lanes.
- It's a year late, but the Cedar Lane bridge over Rock Creek in Kensington is going to close for a month starting in June to be rebuilt and put on a diet. "Craig Fuss, the county's Bridge Program Manager, said the renovated bridge will have three lanes instead of four, removing a southbound lane in exchange for a pedestrian and bicycle path." Naturally, not everyone is excited about the diet. "Martin Cullmen, a resident of nearby Parkhill Drive, said removing a traffic lane will exacerbate the already heavy traffic along Cedar Lane. 'I like sidewalks, but Cedar [Lane] becomes a busy road for people coming home,' he said. 'It needs to get bigger, not smaller.'" Actually it's not getting smaller, it's just that car space is being given to bikes and pedestrians. But I guess "people" only come home in the roadway.
- Speaking of bridges with sidepaths, Glebe Road over Arlington Blvd in Arlington County is scheduled to be rebuilt starting this summer. When it's done it will go from this, to what is seen in the rendering below. That will include a 17-foot shared use path on one side and an 11-foot sidewalk on the other. It will be done in August 2012.