- Construction on the Washington Gateway building, which will be built along the MBT just north of the NY Ave Metro station and the Courtyard Marriott will break ground by the end of the year. It's hard to tell if it will open up to the MBT with it's own "front door" or present a blank wall like the Courtyard, but hopefully it will be the former. Here's hoping for no trail closures or parked fork lifts.
- I don't know if this fills a niche, but it looks like fun. David Alpert wonders if it would cause more people to bike (probably not) or create more conflict (hard to say). There's a woman in my neighborhood who rides an adult trike. I feel like she gets more respect, not less. But I'd hate to see what would happen if she took it on MacArthur Blvd.
- Green Lantern takes on the issue of a bicycle's carbon footprint. "Shreya Dave, a graduate student at MIT, recently estimated that manufacturing an average bicycle results in the emission of approximately 530 pounds of greenhouse gases....Given a typical U.S. diet, you would have to ride your bike instead of driving for around 400 miles to cover the bike’s initial carbon footprint." Done.
- TBD on Cantor's dislike of CaBi.