- In a very bad opinion piece, the Times goes completely insane about DC's photo enforcement program. They're rooting for Congressional intervention - this is not the home rule paper. They hold up Kwame Brown as an example of how DC must think it's untouchable (I'm unclear on how his bad behavior, for which he has been convicted of a crime and removed from office makes us appear arrogant. It's hard to get more touchable than federal prison). But worst of all, they're upset that DC has created a commission to lower automated enforcement fines - because it's unfair to drivers. I guess they prefer the status quo? They're also upset that the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council and the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council have a seat at the table, because they're "car-hating liberals". If they can name one PAC or BAC member I'll buy a subscription. But I'm sure they can't, so how they know what the members think is beyond me. And, it seems reasonable to me to include the majority of commuters (53% who walk or bike at least part of the way) in a discussion about road safety. They don't even like having AAA at the table. No, according to the Times the best people to make decisions about this are people who don't live here.
- This is not a sign of bad behavior, so much as a failure of our transportation network.
- New covered bike parking at Pentagon City.
- The advantages of an anti-harassment law.
- I'm sorry, but Arlington actually already has several of these. They don't light up I suppose.
- Details on the recently funded C&D Trail that will connect Chesapeake City to Delaware City. The project will convert the current gravel service road into a multi-use pedestrian and bicycle trail. Vehicular traffic will no longer be permitted, Geracimos said.
- Chicago just has to do everything New York does, and so after New York City delayed the launch of their bike-sharing system, Chicago is following suit. The system will not meet it's goal of a late summer launch and will instead launch next year. And there is a little controversy brewing "According to news reports, Chicago’s inspector general is investigating the claims of an Alta rival that Alta had an unfair advantage in the bidding process. A spokesman for the inspector general would not confirm or deny that on Wednesday. Mr. Scales said Chicago’s transportation commissioner, Gabe Klein, was paid a $10,000 consulting fee to analyze Alta’s proposal for the New York program — which was a basis for the rival’s claim. Mr. Scales said that Mr. Klein had recused himself from the selection process in Chicago, and that the delay had nothing to do with any investigation of the rival bidder’s claims."
- Responses to the ethics of jaybiking.