Good morning. Don't forget to buy your tickets for BikeFest.
- WABA Someone is collecting bikes for Bikes for the World at 9 a.m. to noon June 11 at the William Penn House, 515 East Capitol St. SE. That's the same day as BikeFest FYI.
- Other news from Froggie: multi-use paths along Old Cameron Run (connecting Eisenhower Ave to Hoofs Run) and Backlick Run (connecting Holmes Run to Van Dorn St) have slipped by two years - to 2015 and 2016 - for budget reasons. The King Street Metro redesign includes brick sidewalks (boo) and oodles of bike parking in high visibility areas (yea).
- The US Open may not be super transit friendly this year, but they have a designated bicycle parking area at the Norwood School on Bradley Blvd. Go Justin Leonard!
- If getting hit by a car isn't bad enough, what if after you tell them to get out of their car four guys get out, yell at you to "Get out of their face" and then start beating you up. And then they beat up your friend because you want he tried to take a photo of their license plate?
- Did anyone go to the Columbia Pike Bike Boulevard meeting? How did it go? Better than getting hit by a bunch of d-bags in a camaro I hope.
- WABA on the R Street bike lanes: "For many years, the train tracks and Metro’s red line presented a significant barrier to east-west travel across the District, and thus the roadway network was designed to filter people out of the local communities that bordered the railroad and onto the major east-west routes....Today, significant portions of the completed MBT are open. Consequently, there is much greater demand from pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists and others for easier access to this area–the same area that the local roads are designed to get people away from. It is clear that the existing road network will require tweaks to adjust to these new patterns of demand"
- A cyclist hit a 5-year old boy in Kensington. The boy broke his leg and the cyclist appears to have had a concussion. She was wearing a helmet.