- Lydia DePillis discusses complete streets in DC and how to turn back some design mistakes from the past. Along with it this video which shows a close call for a salmoning cyclist.
- Poor discussion on mandatory helmet laws for adults at WUSA9 in the wake of this week's death. It even gets some of the facts wrong. It does not appear the victim was a teenager or there is no indication that a head injury was the cause of death. I'm not sure he wasn't wearing a helmet, as this is so often mis-reported.
- The Gazette has an oped on sharing the road on MacArthur. Unfortunately it describes taking the lane, which is legal and safe, as "rude" - the same word it uses to describe drivers who speed past and potentially endanger cyclists, which is illegal and dangerous. It also incorrectly states that cyclists can "impede traffic" which they can not under the law -§ 21-804. Minimum speed regulation (a) Slow speed impeding traffic prohibited.- Unless reduced speed is necessary for the safe operation of the vehicle or otherwise is in compliance with law, a person may not willfully drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic
- Lance Armstrong will participate in RAGBRAI this year. "The Des Moines Register newspaper, which sponsors the ride, says Armstrong likely will ride for two days with his Livestrong team through central Iowa."
- Virginia's law that allows cyclists to proceed through a red light after two minutes if it's safe goes into effect today.
- Yes, those are ads in the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes. No, they aren't supposed to be there.
- TIGER III gives another chance for super-bikeshare expansion.