- Transportation Nation and WAMU are tracking all of DC's abandoned bikes in the hopes that DDOT will remove them. One commenter at DCist links to this clever method of tagging possibly abandoned bikes. Does it make you sad to know that abandoned bikes go to the dump?
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) "typically gets around town on Metro or his bike."
- Earlier this month, a Maryland cyclist - Russell Henman - was killed by a driver in Rehobeth Beach at 2:00 am. The driver - Brian Meegan - hit him from behind without ever stopping and then left the scene dragging the bike beneath his car before pulling into a CVS parking lot. He was reportedly drunk and had been arrested for drunk driving just six weeks earlier in the same area. His insurance had expired. "The documents say Henman’s bicycle had both front and rear lights: the front light was still operating after the crash, and pieces of the rear light were found at the scene...Meegan was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to report a collision resulting in injury or death, inattentive driving and failure to have minimum insurance.... In the first incident, Meegan was charged with DUI, failure to have insurance identification in his possession and failure to have registration in his possession. Court documents show his blood alcohol level in the first incident was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08." Meegan is out on bail and may have fled. According to his employer “We don’t know where he is."
- "Two doctors and a team trainer associated with Lance Armstrong’s cycling teams during his run of seven consecutive Tour de France titles received lifetime bans Tuesday for doping violations from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency." And, a rider in this year's tour was arrested for doping.
- Chuck Thies equates livability with "a city that caters to devotees of streetcars, Draconian parking restrictions and bicycling." Actually, that sounds fantastic.