- It's hard out here for a messenger. "the bike messenger is not dead yet. Shawn Blumenfeld, a local cycling racer and past courier, tells me he estimates that there are still about 100 to 150 bike messengers today in the District because many messengers he knew from a couple years ago are still at work in the industry today — although he emphasizes that this is just a guess."
- It's hard out here for a pedicabber. " Two days ago, one Park Police officer issued Mosco four citations that "appear to be retaliatory in nature for my shooting this footage of his interaction with another pedicab operator," he told me."
- It's hard out here for a bike rebalancer - "Accommodating the increasing number of users is a delicate balancing act. Lisle points to areas such as Columbia Heights, where many cyclists use the network to cycle downhill to get to work. Fleets of Capital Bikeshare vans gather up the bikes at central docks downtown 25 at a time, and truck them back up to these kinds of neighborhoods so another wave of riders can use them within the same rush hour."
- I've saved far less than $4.6 billion. I must be doing it wrong.
- A record number of people biked to work today (I'm not surprised) and exceeded WABA's goal of 12,500. Photos from BTWD in Rosslyn and Bethesda. "It turns out that people not only want to be reassured that bicycling is safe—they may also want to be convinced that it’s normal. "
- NYC to start a new bicycle crash reporting system. "Prior to the new initiative, police only filled out a brief card describing any accident involving a bicycle. Now, police must fill out a complete accident report, just as they would for an accident between motor vehicles. This change in policy demonstrates the seriousness with which the NYPD now aims to treat bicycle accidents."