- Bike lanes, sharrows and bike boxes are included in new design of Florida Avenue between U Street and Barry.
- Should CaBi offere a weekend only membership? Probably not, I say, but I'd have to see what survey data said. And, to set the record straight, the system is not lightly used on weekends. It's busiest day ever was a Saturday, Sept 15th of this year.
- Despite the controversy, I'm just impressed that a British cabinet minister commutes by bike.
- Cyclists are becoming less a-holeish (according to observations in Philadelphia) but drivers still associates cyclists with being a-holes due to the affect heuristic.[I will say that I work with a lot of Mormons, and my opinion is that they really ARE really polite. For example, I got no emails at work today bragging about how the Cardinals crushed Philadelphia. Who else would pass up such an opportunity?] "Every time another bicyclist pulls some dickish stunt, the affect heuristic kicks in to reinforce the preconceived biases. The same isn’t true in reverse: The conviction that bicyclists are erratically moving hazards is not diminished by the repeated observance of safe and respectful riding. Facts and logical arguments that do not conform to the emotional conclusion are discounted or disregarded. But we’re not doomed to our initial prejudices: Once a person becomes aware of her biases, she is more able to engage rational thought processes to overcome the affect heuristic and dispel her inaccurate conclusions. So, study those stats bike haters!"