Back from my vacation. A post on Interbike is in the pipeline.
- Walking Town, which includes several free bicycle tours is this weekend and next. It includes quite a few bike rides, including one led by CM Mary Cheh (assuming she has healed enough).
- New York City is, like DC before it, using online crowdsourcing to decide where to put bike sharing stations. And as in DC, either the poor don't want them in their neighborhood, or they don't have the resources to crowdsource stations requests online. Despite the fact that both use similar bikes and similar companies, there is - as of yet - no plans for reciprocity.
- Tommy Wells has agreed to sponsor the Anti-Harassment bill, and Jack Evans has agreed to co-sponsor it.
- Photos and coverage of the Met Branch Trail cleanup.
- Phase II of the Georgetown Waterfront Park has opened. It has a MUT along the river as part of its design. But the trail is probably suitable only for slow riding.
- New/renewed local Bicycle Friendly Communities: Arlington - renewed at Silver; Hagerstown - Honorable Mention; Reston - Honorable Mention
- The Action Committee for Transit is pushing for the new Bethesda Metro elevators now instead of waiting for the Purple Line (which may be a long way off since it depends on federal funding). The elevators should create a quicker connection between the Metro and the Capital Crescent Trail.
- GGW responds to a "war on cars" post on the Huffington Post.
- Chicago considers a ban on cell phone use while cycling. "The Active Transportation Alliance, which promotes biking, walking and mass transit use, has expressed support for the ordinance, but concern over its enforceability. Cell phone restrictions for drivers are notoriously difficult to enforce--and the alliance's executive director Rob Burke says extending the law to cyclists, who are easier to spot than drivers, could further shift police focus from motorist offenders, the Sun-Times reports."