I don't want to know if you rode a bike yesterday, because I didn't.
- TBD has a lenghty story on DC Pedicabs, NPS and DDOT. Some of it rehashes issues covered here, and some of it is new. I will add something to D.C. Pedicab Operators Association founder Oscar Mosco's claim that "DDOT isn't even contacting us." It appears that quote is from January 10th, and I happen to know for a fact that DDOT's Alice Kelly has tried to contact him since then. NPS and DDOT are planning to meet with pedicab operators this year. What's unfortunate is that the Park Police appears to be completely unwilling to talk about the issue.
- So I have to admit I'm surprised. When the story first broke about the Buzzard Point velodrome I was skeptical. But it appears that it is really happening. "DC Velodrome, has leased a parking lot on V Street SW, just off South Capitol Street, and plans to erect a 166-meter-long, oval-shaped wooden track with 48-degree banked turns....Ponte, a Bethesda architect who owns the CycleLife bicycle shop in Georgetown, said the track will host sanctioned racing events but will also hold classes and training sessions for adults and teens who have little or no experience riding on a track. Former Mayor Adrian Fenty is on the group’s board of advisers....The Southwest cycling track will be the 27th operating velodrome in the United States." Still, they need to raise $300,000 to get this thing started. They should start a project at Kickstarter.
- Do you live in Anne Arundel County and want to help make biking better? Perhaps push for a WB&A trail crossing of the Patuxent River along the railroad right of way? Well then, apply to be on the County's Citizen Advisory Committee for the Anne Arundel County Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.