- Cyclists in Virginia can start running red lights in July. But only after coming to a complete stop at a red light and waiting for 120 seconds or two cycles of the light. This is to deal with false negatives at induction loops. They should really have a marking that let's you know where there is one (anyone know of any in NoVa?).
- FABB points out that the Silver line Metro stations will, in fact, have parking - bike parking. And that cyclists don't absolutely need trails - they can ride on the road.
- WABA is looking for stories from cyclists who were in a crash and were denied recovery. "We want to begin chipping away at that standard and making the roadways fairer, where those at fault must pay a fair percentage for the harm they cause. But we need the real, concrete stories to make the case. To tell us your story leave a comment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 202.518.0524"
- Entrepreneurship along trails. It's funny he should mention the Met Branch trail. Where there are now gravel piles and construction equipment, there were plans for park space and trailside development (bike store, ice cream etc...).
- Good news: GWU caught a professional bike theif. Bad news: It's the fourth time they've caught him. (But this time, they mean it).
- DDOT is having an open house for the Connecticut Avenue streetscape project on Thrusday night. I think this project mostly includes a landscaped median between H and Dupont Circle (similar to what's between K and L), but it should also include more bike parking (if you go, bring that up).
- Arlington County wants to know where to put additonal "bikes may use full lane" signs.
- Dr Gridlock wants to know your thougths on the 15th Street bike lane (the city's best bike lane according to City Paper).