I had a post written, but unsaved on my computer. When I got home I tried to submit it, and I lost it all. So sad.
- Tommy Wells went for a ride on the new Wetlands Bridge on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - 3 days before it officially opened. Scandal!!!
- New warning signage about biking and texting on the Capital Crescent Trail. And the River Road Plaza will go before the Planning Board on May 17th. Assuming the Planning Board votes on May 17 to approve the plan, the County Parks Department and the Coalition will move forward to let out bids for actual construction of the Plaza. It is hard to estimate how long the bid process and the actual construction of the Plaza will take, but approval of the plan by the Planning Board is a huge step towards having a beautiful place for Trail users to stop, get a drink of water and enjoy another rest area on the Trail."
- New, lower prices for Metro bike lockers go into effect July 1.
- New bike path between Shady Grove Road and Redland Road near the Shady Grove Metro will break ground later this month.
- "About four out of every 10 drivers passing through a work zone in Northern Virginia are on cellphones, according to a new survey of law enforcement officers in Northern Virginia."...."Because I'm calm, I'm just talking, you know," he says. "I think it is distracting when people have arguments and they get emotional on the phone. What would it take you to stop? Well, I'm talking to my employer so I have to communicate with my employer getting different kinds of jobs like that."
- PG County leads the region in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities.
- Vienna candidates for Mayor and city council, discuss Safe Routes to Schools, bike parking, helmet laws and the Bicycle Advisory Committee. Meanwhile, Herndon candidates and Fairfax city candidates discuss joining Capital Bikeshare or other bikeshare and cyclist access. Elections are on Tuesday.
- New investigation into Floyd Landis for possible wire and mail fraud connected to a defense fund he set up to fight doping charges.
- Officials handing out free bike helmets - for tornado preparedness.