- A Takoma Park resident gave up biking for a month. They report that they "Saved no time because I spent more time sitting in traffic, driving around looking for parking spaces, driving further than I would have walked, and returning so fatigued from coping with traffic I was less productive the rest of the day."
- Obama signed the recently passed bill that "cleans up language written in the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 in order for resorts operating on federal land to receive permits for activities other than alpine and Nordic skiing." One of these activities is mountain biking. Does anyone know if this will include any east coast ski resorts?
- A New York Times art critic rides a bike in NYC with JSK with an eye on the aesthetics. "The resistance of New Yorkers to new transportation ideas harks back, as Ms. Sadik-Khan likes to point out, to protests against the introduction of the IRT subway a century ago, and to the implementation of the grid street plan a century before that. Progress can be hard to accept."