Happy Walk and Bike to School Day
- Jack Evans is the latest DC politician to have his bikes stolen (not nearly as big a story as when Fenty's were). "Lt. John Hedgecock of PSA 206 giving a Public Safety and Police Report. Hedgecock warned that that residential burglaries have risen 88%. “We need your help,” he said, and asked residents to report anything unusual they might see in their neighborhoods. Hedgecock also said that bike thieves were stealing bicycles and replacing them with other bicycles. Later, Jack Evans shared that two of his own bikes were stolen from his car last week."
- What's up with stealing a bicycle and replacing it with another? What are they cowbirds? [I know, they ride up on a junky one and ride away on the better one. So the first bike is actually just abandoned. But for so long I've wanted to make an ornithology joke]
- Below, DC's bike ambassador stands next to the 15th Street cycletrack asking pedestrians not to walk in it. A.K.A doing someone else's job.
- If you guessed that the cyclist who attacked a schoolboy had something thrown at him, it looks like you're correct.
- The owner of this bike is something of a hero. And Richard Layman is right - it's a sign that we need more bike parking and of diverse types.
- An alternative redesign of the Lee Highway/Lynn Street intersection in Rosslyn.
- Pleasonton, CA has smart intersections that use radar to detect cyclists and cars. "When the sensor detects a bicycle, it triggers the timing of traffic lights one way, and when it detects only cars, it triggers a different timing scheme. The better pacing of green lights provides a safer crossing, says Pleasanton Senior Transportation Engineer Joshua Pack. The city tested its first sensor in January 2010; six additional intersections should have the sensors by the end of November, Pack says."
- When conservative William Buckly ran for Mayor of New York City in 1965 he called for a more bike friendly city with elevated bikeways.