So the big bike story is that federal investigators have dropped their investigation of 7 time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. "The hurdle for prosecutors wasn't so much to prove whether any particular cyclist used drugs, but to determine if Armstrong and other team members violated federal conspiracy, fraud or racketeering charges." He's still being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. As my dad says when filling out his March Madness bracket - "Winners win".
- A ride-along with a DC bike cop.
- The December CaBi data is now available. Trips and miles are both down for the winter, but one thing that's up is the number of bikes available. From 931 to 1120 bikes. Trips per bike per day were down to 2.5. The lowest they've been since March. None of this is too surprising.
- Obama's new Veterans Job Corps could help improve biking on national lands. "The Veterans Job Corps will involve projects such as repairing trails, roads, levees and recreational facilities, according to the White House." Which is good for DC, since we have a lot of national land around here.
- DDOT has installed more bike parking in the Central Business District of D.C. as well as in Federal corridors of SW.
- The Silver Spring Transit Center, which includes a section of the Met Branch Trail may be delayed, or it may not.
- Arlington's BAC meets on Monday night. Christine Green, the Safe Routes to School Coordinator and Debbie DeFranco, Arlington Public Schools Health and Physical Education Supervisor are the guests.