Yesterday I saw a few MPD officers at the Safeway helping a woman break her bike lock. I'm guessing she'd lost the key. It was a cable lock and they broke it with a hammer.
- At a meeting on 17th and 19th Streets SE this week, DDOT recommended narrowing 17th and adding a bike lane, while adding sharrows to 19th. This is for the section between East Capitol and Potomac Avenue. Project wouldn't be completed for 18 months though.
- Don't be this cyclist. Stick around, just as you'd expect a driver to.
- Work has begun on the New Hampshire Avenue project which will, among other things, add bike lanes in both directions between Dupont and Washington Circle
- Apparently, you can break a U lock by freezing it. My advice is to get a lock that has insurance - and enough to cover your bike, follow all the instructions that come with the lock to make the insurance valid and then pray that bike thieves leave the broken lock behind. [Bike thieves: if you leave the bike lock behind, more people will have money to buy bikes and that will mean more bikes to steal. Everybody wins.]