Good morning. I hope everyone avoided Y2K+12 related computer bugs.
- Vincent Orange is busted for parking in the 15th Street cycletrack. He issued a twitpology, but without explaning how it happened.
- Dr. Gridlock has one expected bike facility for 2012 that I left off "construction of a pedestrian bridge between the Minnesota Avenue Metro station and Kenilworth Avenue to the Parkside community." It's not too significant though, because they're just replacing or rebuilding an existing pedestrian bridge.
- Alexandria's Transportation Commission meets on Wednesday. It looks like some budget reductions are coming down the pipeline and as a result, funding for the Backlick Run multi-use paths is delayed.
- If I'm reading this article about "bizarre" new laws proposed in VA this year correctly, Del James Edmunds (R-South Boston) has submitted a bill that would basically bring the Idaho Stop to Virginia. The reporter doesn't seem to understand the issue very well. "The genesis of a bike measure from Del. James E. Edmunds II (R-South Boston) is less certain. He did not return e-mail and phone messages seeking comment. The bill would free bicyclists who approach red traffic lights from the need to — who knew? — wait two minutes before pedaling on." (Update: See the bill here. It is not an improvement)
- More on the plan of Frederick, MD police to stop teenage cyclists from cycling recklessly. "Children older than 10 are prohibited from riding bikes on sidewalks in the historic district, but can ride bikes on Carroll Creek Linear Park as long as they are not negligent, according to city law."
- While there is one report that trail clearing has begun for the South Shore Trail between Odenton and Annapolis, a witness says it looks like brush clearing for the power lines over the old ROW.