- Kate Ryan interviews some Winter Weather Warriors. While Scott Maberry claims to have visited every CaBi station - and that others did as well - I wonder if he was able to visit the secret one. And Meghan Gordon gives away some Cajun country experience.
- State Sen. Brian Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, isn't sure he's going to bring the Manslaughter by Vehicle bill up for a vote. "To Frosh, that new standard could be applied to the mother who fatally hits a bicyclist when she takes a glance at a crying child in the back seat of her minivan." If a glance is all that it takes, she was probably doing something else wrong, but this probably isn't a high enough level for ‘substantial negligence’. [I have a child. He cries in the back seat. Glancing does no good]. I'm not saying that prison is the right place for this hypothetical mother, but there is nowhere else in life that we allow people to kill so carelessly and with so little consequence than in driving. If he's your state senator, call his office and let him know your thoughts.
- 10,000 feet of climbing in 100 miles. Oh did I mention this is in Arlington County?
- While on the Arlington county site, I found that in February ADOT staff submitted comments to VDOT on the installation of two bicycle shelters including bicycle racks at Metro stations and that a concept plan for South Hayes Street includes "bicycle amenities" though the PDF doesn't say what they are (painted bike lanes?). The South Hayes plan is scheduled to begin this year or next (mostly it seems to have environmental and pedestrian based improvements - still a cool project).