- Bicycling advocates want to know why there's been no progress for two years on extending the proposed path between Union Station and Silver Spring. "Some of what we face is a challenge of resources and dealing with multiple trail projects moving forward at the same time," says Sam Zimbabwe who works in DDOT's planning and policy office. "And this is probably one of the most challenging sections of the trail in terms of dealing with competing needs of the right-of-way."
- Stories of early bicycle fatalities and ghosts on Capitol Hill.
- There was another assault in the Capital Crescent Trail tunnel. "A boy was assaulted Saturday evening by a group of six other juveniles in the Capital Crescent Trail tunnel that runs beneath Wisconsin Avenue, Montgomery County police said Tuesday."
- Ice Cream + Bicycles? Is this heaven? "the bikes are a cheaper alternative to a food truck, and they'll allow him to sell from multiple locations rather than one. He says he was inspired by ice cream bikes he remembers from growing up in Peru."
- Check out another DC bike blog: The Family Pedaler.
- Operating revenue is way up in Arlington, see the graph below, and in June 2012, revenue exceeded operating and marketing costs for only the 2nd time. "Fiscal Year 2011 had a 53% cost recovery ratio and FY12 saw an increase to 64%....Arlington’s portion of the service had $411,000 in revenues from memberships, user fees, and sponsorships and $473,000 in operations expenses, plus $170,000 in management and marketing – totaling $643,000 in expenses. The number of trips starting and ending in Arlington increased by about 280% to 88,613 (trips starting) and 86,438 (trips ending). The number of miles ridden in Arlington increased 343% to about 95,000 miles, which helped remove nearly 64,000 pounds of CO2 from the air. The service also got us more active and we burned over 4.1 million calories to be fit."