- The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development recognized the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail as the August 2012 One City Location of the Month. "By the end of the year, the District anticipates opening a second fiberglass bridge east of the river will complete trail connections on both sides of the river from South Capitol Street to Benning Road. Design of the Kenilworth Gardens segment, which will extend the trail from Benning Road to the Bladensburg Trail in Maryland, is to conclude by the end of 2012."
- Capital Bikeshare is setting up on the campus of Gallaudet University today. I don't mean to be insensitive, but I rely pretty heavily on hearing when I bike. Does anyone know how the hearing impaired compensate for this? If biking with two headphones on is illegal, how does the law treat biking when deaf?
- Local bike advocate Veronica Davis was honored by the White House as a Transportation Innovator and Champion of Change. "In addition to co-founding Nspiregreen, a sustainability and environmental consulting company, Davis helped launch Black Women Bike. "
- The list of local Maryland Highways that will get "Bicycles May Use Full Lane" signs.
- Construction in Greenbelt includes debris in the bike lane and in DC includes steel plates in the 15th Street Cycletrack near Treasury.
- American Kristin Armstrong successfully defended her Olympic Gold Medal in the Women's Individual Time Trial. On the men's side, Bradley Wiggins added to his Tour de France win by winning the Gold at home. That makes him the most decorated Olympian in British history with 7 medals. Winning the 2012 "Dan Jansen Award" for being kicked in the gut by the Olympics - Taylor Phinney once again came in 4th place.