- 6 new CaBi stations will be installed in DC in the next couple of weeks. 28 more go in in mid-November. 18 other stations will be expanded. Here's where. If you'd like to suggest other stations elsewhere, visit the crowdsourcing map. And if that isn't enough for you, find out how the crowdsourcing map was made.
- New Belgium Brewery is offering CaBi members a case (twelve 22oz.bottles) of New Belgium Brewery beer for $25.99. Show up at Wagner's Liquor (1717 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007) from Wednesday, October 26 through Tuesday, November 1 and show your membership key.
- I just reported the August numbers for CaBi, but September was down a bit too. "There were 127,418 trips in September 2011 and 2,501,313 minutes of use. The number of trips decreased 7% from August." Fewer tourists, cooler weather, football season...many theories as to why.
- One way to make bike/car interactions uglier is to start throwing around racial slurs - in case you were working on that. This is, by the way, the second time today that I've read an article about someone being called a "cracker". I guess the term is making a comeback.
- A man in Florida came home to find another man standing in the doorway of his garage with hands on his bike. He confronted him and the man said that he had been told about the bike and that it looked like one he'd had stolen, but that it wasn't. He walked away. The police were called and he told them the same story. He was found guilty of burglary. The law states that "where a defendant is tried on a burglary charge, evidence that the defendant entered a particular structure or conveyance 'stealthily and without consent of the owner or occupant thereof is prima facie evidence of entering with intent to commit an offense.'" The case was overturned because of jury instructions. I tend to believe the guy, but it is good example as to why one should limit their own investigations and instead call the police, and it's another reason why it helps to report stolen bikes.
- This is a bit after the fact, but last weekend there was a tour of downtown condos for sale. It was done by bike. Bike-based real estate tours are not new, but a condo one is - for me at least.
- "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge occasionally use the London cycle scheme bicycles to undertake private journeys around London." Via the Bike-sharing blog.