- NPR tried to determine who was more at fault in car-bike crashes and out of four studies, only one showed cyclists more likely to blame. The one outlier is the one the Post referenced, and even the author of that study says that the data is so limited that it is within the margin of error (and it doesn't exclude crashes involving youth cyclists).
- Someone writes into the Post because they showed a helmetless cyclist in a photo that accompanied an article about bike safety "I’m appalled at The Post’s publication of the picture of a 34-year-old cycling commuter — without a helmet! Over the years, I’ve cracked two helmets — one negotiating a turn on a local bike path, the other when hitting a sand patch in a parking lot. Not wearing a helmet all the time is just plain stupid. Displaying a helmetless rider in an article about safety is irresponsible." Ah the old, my helmet broke so it must've saved my life argument. I once fell of my bike and broke my sunglasses. They must've saved my life.
- Lane Change has an interview with Eric Gilliland of Capital Bikeshare on ridership, demographics (about half of members are women), and how not so long ago there were under 3000 people at BTWD.
- So many public meetings.
- On June 1st there is a meeting at Patrick Henry Elementary School on the bicycle boulevards planned for 9th and 12th Streets in Arlington. "Due to limited space, traffic volume and transit operations, the Pike cannot accommodate extensive bicycling facilities, therefore convenient routes on parallel secondary streets is a safer, more practical alternative. The County’s Department of Environmental Services plans to create two bicycle boulevards parallel to Columbia Pike – along 9th Street South and 12th Street South. "
VDOT plans a "pardon our dust" meeting in Arlington on its $6 million project to replace and widen Glebe Road bridge over Arlington Blvd. The project is set to begin in June and is expected to be finished in early fall 2012. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 South Old Glebe Road.
- There will be a public meeting on the recommendations coming out of the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan on Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 AM to noon at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, located at 5906 Connecticut Avenue.