Listening to NPR while drifting in and out of sleep today I was somehow convinced that they had determined that terrorists had caused the derailment in Ellicot City. When I woke up I realized that idea was possible enough to be scary.
- In this article about 4 pedestrians who were struck on 14th Street NW the writer adds at the end "The alley where Wednesday's crash happened is also the same one where a cyclist was struck and killed by a dump truck in April." This is the first I've heard of this. Does anyone know what they're talking about?
- DC neighborhoods NoMa and Capital Riverfront embrace bikes and biking as part of their identity.
- NYC veterinarianmakes house calls via bike "with her cocker spaniel Milo in the front basket and supplies and equipment in a rear trailer."
- Two NYC startups are working on alternatives to Citi Bike. One rents out private bikes like airBnB and the other uses bikes with built in locks and no kiosks.
- A study will evaluate how much changes to zoning that were meant to increase activity "are being implemented in communities -- through structural changes to the environment such as sidewalks, parks and trails, bike paths, and street connectivity -- and ultimately, whether or not these changes are increasing physical activity levels within communities."
- Premium Rush might have some cool scenes.
- Bike accessories for couples.
And, the Atlantic has an article about separated bike lanes - or green lanes as advocates are calling them now. It's start with one cyclist who taped red dixie cups along a bike lane to keep cars out - an experiment that appeared to work.
The message? Physical barriers, even small ones, have a greater effect on driver behavior than painted lines.