WAGBRAD IV is just two days away.
- John Hendel at TBDonFoot thinks WABA is "kicking open a hornet's nest of driver rage with" the Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011. I don't think most drivers will care.
- Frederick, MD has a new section of a multi-use trail stretching across the downtown area. I was just there for Oktoberfest - if only I'd known. They have plans to connect to other area trails - including the C&O Canal - in the future.
- The ability to ride a bike, aka "the bike sign", can be used to differentiate between atypical parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease. Atypical parkinsonisms are disorders that look similar to Parkinson's disease, but respond differently to treatments.
- New York's bike sharing stations will be closer together than DC's, which makes sense, since there's a much higher population density.
- Alta and the city will first target optimal service areas using detailed data models and public suggestions, then approach community boards that govern these areas with at least three possible locations, and last allow the neighborhoods themselves to make the ultimate decision.
- Much of this article feels vaguely familiar as DC went through this period not so long ago - it even goes into the details of the Lincoln Park station debate. "In October of 2010 a contentious debate emerged over where to place a station near Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., with a host of passionate locals expressing fears about traffic and child safety, vandalism, and general appearance."
- They do get a technological leg up on us. "The stations will run on wireless solar power, so they won't need access to direct sunlight, which allows for locations beside tall buildings."
- But this line is far too optimistic "In the off-chance, hopefully, that someone encounters a completely full or empty station..."
- The map of how little of NYC will actually get bike share in Phase I, despite the number of bikes, is pretty shocking.