This is the last day of work before the clocks change and evening commuting becomes a mostly daylight affair. Hooray!
- WABA's take on the MPD response to the Shawn Streiff crash last week: "We have not seen a full culture change at MPD in which all officers apply the law to bicyclists properly and there is still a significant “windshield perspective” issue that often affects crash responses. But the fact that, in this case, a mechanism was in place to ensure that the police’s response would be reviewed by a more senior officer with an understanding of the substantive bicycle law and the ongoing procedural concerns surrounding bicycle crashes shows progress.
- JDAntos plots CaBi use versus temperature. "when [temperature] dips below 40 and above the mid 80s, Bikeshare use is pretty easy to predict using temperature. In the middle (say, 50s through 70s), temperature is less a driving force in peoples’ decisions to bike." Some other ideas for the series would be to show how percipitation impacts ridership (rainfall per day vs. ridership per day), Metro service outages or ridership vs. CaBi ridership, length of day (did he do that one?) and maybe compare each federal holiday to the average equivalent day.
- Neighbors of Klingle Road are suing to force the city to reopen it as a road (and not as a trail as is currently planned) because building the trail will risk public health and cause pollution. Sigh...
- Riverdale Park's "Park and Planning will begin construction of the trolley trail through Riverdale Park in about two months"