- The American Planning Association is hosting a presentation on Cycle Tracks and Other Improvements to Accomodate Increased Levels of Bicycling in Urban Areas next Tuesday at 5:30pm. "This presentation will highlight trends and innovations in bicycle-friendly communities throughout the U.S. It will include a discussion of design and safety considerations for cycle track facilities, which are bikeways that are physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalk. The presentation will conclude with lessons learned in designing and implementing cycle tracks as well as observations on the role of bicycling, and more broadly complete streets, in creating sustaining places."
- Perhaps bike shops can sell used bikes as long as they are "rebuilt or refurbished merchandise"?
- A movie about DC's bicycle couriers will be shown at the New York's Bicycle Film Festival.
- Even when rail trails don't connect cities, they can still generate economic benefits. "The trails attracted an estimated 125,244 people in 2011 and pumped $875,320 into the local economy, according to the study." This is from an article about trails in Lancaster, PA which is not a long drive from here. This also caught my eye "Last year, Amtrak built a 16-foot-wide crushed stone trail surface the length of the corridor, making it more amenable for bicycle riding." Amtrak's building bike trails now.
- Sarah Goodyear argues that when more people get on bikes - as will happen with bikesharing, cyclists should start to behave better. I think that's inevitable. She also argues that if the police are going to crack down on cyclists, then they have to crack down on drivers too.
- DC needs more of this.