Getting ready for Kidical Mass tomorrow
- The Exercists writes about the possibility of bike sharing in Baltimore and pretty much nails me. "(For example, a good chunk of Wash Cycle's attention now goes to the DC bikes.)" So keeping with that:
- CPB has a list of good things about CaBi.
- Matthew Yglesias writes about CaBi and the network effect. He also hints at the feedback loop. More users leads to political pressure for more stations and that leads to more users which leads to more station and on and on until either full saturation or world domination, whichever comes first.
- Speaking of the network effect, Boston is going with Bixi. Update: Your keys should work there, but can you make it in 30 minutes? Official word is not yet, but maybe someday.
- DCBAC wonders about expansion versus densification.
- TIGER III is coming this summer. The DC area's super-bikeshare proposal was one of the highest-scoring proposals not to receive funding, so it's possible it'll be resubmitted.
- DCBac covers the DDOT hearing, where David Alpert asked that CaBi ad revenue go to DDOT and others asked that Klingle be made back into a road. Gotta admire the dedication.
- Boundary stone bike tour, visit nine historic boundary stones in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County, riding on paved streets and bike trails, sponsored by Center Hiking Club. Bring lunch, water, a bike and a helmet. 9:15 a.m., East Falls Church Metro station, on Sycamore Street under Interstate 66, Arlington. $2. 703-243-0179 or www.centerhikingclub.org.