- DC Bike Party is tonight at 8pm at Wonderland Ballroom.
- Brazen bicycle thief runs along side a moving bus, and tries to take a bike off the front rack while it's moving.
- "A study conducted as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greening America's Capitals program recommends making the [Anacostia Metro] station area more environmentally friendly by replacing much of the pavement with porous pavement, which absorbs much more water...."[The concepts] could also be applied to other sites in the District and elsewhere to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements," the report released this week said.....Many of the system's suburban stations are also bastions of concrete, and some are being redeveloped to better serve pedestrians and cyclists....Researchers found the Anacostia station was particularly dangerous because surrounding streets and intersections had poorly maintained crosswalks, nearby sidewalks and bicycle lanes were incomplete and wide curbs allowed cars to zip around at high speeds."
- One of the US DOT grants mentioned earlier - the one that "will allow the city to roll out a pilot parking management system in the Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods" will bring something for cyclists too. The program will replace "200 standard parking meters with new “smart meters” whose prices can be adjusted on the fly." Except those parking meters won't be removed - they'll be converted into bike parking.
- The Maryland Department of Transportation Bikeways Program Grant that was awarded to the Anacostia Trail connector will help people in Cheverly who are clamoring for a way to bike to work in the District. 'Cheverly Councilman R.J. Eldridge (Ward 3) said Cheverly residents are looking forward to a connection they can use to commute to the District. He added it could increase home values in towns such as Bladensburg, where residences line the trail. “It’s something people have been clamoring for for years,” Eldridge said. “I would agree that there still remain several challenges connecting a lot of the communities to this new trail. It runs along the Anacostia River, but it’s hard for many of these places — Cheverly included — for those people to get over there.”'
- One fewer bollard in the world.
- The portion of the Custis Trail under I-66 at Bon Air Park (Kennebec St) will be detoured next week for service of the bridge by VDOT. Their work is expected to last for 2 days. The exact date is not yet known
- The World Anti-Doping Agency has urged cycling’s governing body to support United States anti-doping officials and provide documents to help their case against Lance Armstrong.