- The Atlantic has a good response to those who are complaining that CitiBike is too expensive for those who want to go on a 6 hour ride or ride around Governor's Island. In a nutshell, it's the punchline to a Henny Youngman joke ("Doc, it hurts when I do this", "Well then, don't do that.") It's kind of shocking that this criticism is being heard in NYC, when DC's has been up and running for so long. We heard the same stuff here and it proved to be unfounded. It's like no one bothered to call CaBi and ask them about it. And I'll note that while the fees are higher, you also get 45 minutes before overage fees kick in. So you're probably paying the same amount per minute.
- Bike to school day is Wednesday.
- More on the Capital Bikeshare expansion into Maryland. "Fred Shaffer, chairman of the Prince George’s County Bicycle and Trails Advisory Group, said the county will focus the study on the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area inside the Capital Beltway, which includes Hyattsville, Riverdale, Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City and Edmonston. The area was chosen because it is adjacent to Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, which also has received funds to implement a Bikeshare program, and its network of trails, Shaffer said." Also it sounds like the College Park stations identified earlier are only proposals.