- The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail section that's funded by the just-awarded TIGER grant now won't break ground until March 2013, not late 2012 as previously reported. "D.C Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration dedicated $3.5 million, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley committed $1.5 million for construction as well." Which seems like kind of an imbalance, considering how little of it will be in Maryland.
- Owen Wilson continues to ride CaBi, so that's two things we have in common. Speaking of CaBi, there are now two new stations on L Street NW. One at 12th and one at 20th. But demand is unsated.
- Arrow Bicycles is having a Tour de France trivia contest.
- NYC's comptroller is concerned that bike share will cause more lawsuits than the $10M insurance policy Alta took out will cover. "The bike-share contract with Alta Bicycle Share protects the city from claims, Mr. Solomonow said, even those above the insured amount; the company has not faced claims so far over the bike-share programs it operates in Washington or Boston." But it sounds like the concern is that there are so many dangers for cyclists that are legitimately NYC's fault - like poorly-drivern police department tow trucks - that more cyclists just create more opportunities for them to get injured and killed by these systemic issues. Perhaps that should be a warning sign that the built environment, and current driver safety training, needs improvement? "In addition to recommending that the city require Alta to increase its insurance coverage, Mr. Liu’s report will also call for the city to investigate all bike crashes resulting in serious injury, and to place five police officers trained in accident investigation in each precinct." In Paris, crashes went up in the first year after Velib started, but then dropped back to pre-Velib levels.