It took four bike lockers, but I finally got one at my Metro station that wasn't broken. Problems were the hinge, the side panel and the lock. But the fourth one was just right - even if it was on the opposite side of the station from where I normally go.
- Laura Sesana, a writer for the Washington Times (Yes. The Times) writes a glowing story about how biking changed her life for the better. It's pretty much the story that every bike advocate tries to tell of someone who hadn't been on a bike in years, but for whom bike infrastructure became an invitation to start biking for recreation and transportation. Her $380 bike has allowed her to cut her gasoline bill in half, gotten her into better shape and have more fun.
- Mural Ride 2 is this Saturday.
- "The Federal Highway Administration has awarded an $800,000 grant to install sidewalks to provide better access from neighborhoods to downtown Vienna. The sidewalks will connect neighborhood streets to Maple Avenue (Route 123)....“These improvements are of particular importance because Maple Avenue experiences severe congestion on a daily basis, and any pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements will be well-utilized and relieve congestion and auto pollution,” Connolly said." Are these sidewalks going to be 'bicycle infrastructure?
- A bike advocacy nonprofit in Portland writes about the steps it took to obtain the cultural competence necessary to reach out to people in a traditionally under-served community.
- Why an initiative aimed at bike commuting succeeded and one aimed at coffee grounds composting failed.