Good morning. I guess they're totally, all done with the Humpback Bridge? Odd that there was no ribbon cutting politician moment with free commemorative coins and such. Missed opportunity.
- Macho Men love Capital Bikeshare.
- Photos from the ClarendonCup this past weekend.
- RTC has a profile piece on BikeArlington's Chris Eatough. "Six-time 24 Hour Solo World Champion. Five-time 24 Hour Solo National Champion. 2007 24 Hours of Moab Champion, National Ultra Endurance Champion and BC Bike Race Champion. The man has his own Wikipedia entry."
- A petition to turn the old Hagerstown Branch rail line from the C&O Canal at Weverton to Hagerstown into the Civil War Railroad Trail.
- Residents in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Arlington fought to have Sycamore Street put on a road diet that included bike lanes.
- This letter writer was close to making a good point, until they got to the bike part. "Decide to fly your environmentalist flag by insisting on bicycling everywhere, and somehow you’re aghast that the roads are full of automobiles and trucks that aren’t in the mood to share with you." While certainly biking appeals to some people for environmental reasons, polls show it is not one of the prime motives for transportational biking. And I'd replace the word "insisting" with "choosing". And yes, I think I would be aghast if the roads were full of people who were unwilling to share the road with me - since it's both a legal and moral obligation. Luckily most people appear to be fine with it. What cyclists complain about are the handful of drivers who behave in a dangerous manner. And that isn't a choice we should have to live with.
- Below is an overhead image of the future Capital Crecent Trail in the Silver Spring Transit Center area. The trail starts on the north side of the railroad tracks at the right of the image.