Is everybody getting ready for a 23 day weekend?
- Lydia DePillis rode around town with a CaBi restocking van.
It's kind of like a video game: Look at the dots on a console as they go from red to blue and back again, and plot the best course to distribute bikes where they're needed.
Some stations fill up as quickly as they're emptied in the morning, requiring attention several times a day. Others don't. The least-used stations, predictably, are mostly east of the river. The Anacostia metro station rack, for example, only had eight checkouts all of last month.
Perhaps counter-intuitively, the solution isn't fewer racks, but more of them: There's no better way to inspire confidence in a system than always having a place to either dock your bike or pick one up when you need it.
- Sign your school up for WABA youth bicycling education.
- The DC BAC explains the nitty-gritty on contributory vs comparative negligence. "BAC has been working to better understand contributory and comparative negligence doctrines and talking with the government to in hopes of changing from contributory to comparative because it provides more protection to cyclists and pedestrians. The Council member who has arguably has the most influence on this issue is Phil Mendelson, who chairs the Council Committee on the Judiciary and has remained cautious in his examination of the application of this legal standard in the District."
- Sen Cardin and Montgomery County Executive Ike Legget support cycling at the Senate Transportation Committee hearings. “A bike path project is important in encouraging people to bike or walk to work,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. “You are taking cars off the road and it enhances the ability of people to get where they are going.”
- WABA's movie night was sold out.
- The broken bike rack? Totally fixed.
- More HB 363 media coverage
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