It's funny what a dead harddrive, work travel, holidays, 15-hour work days and a 33% drop in childcare will do to your blogging. On the upside, I did get to (have to) bike all the way to work and back for the first time in months. Did you know they're putting a traffic circle in on River Road near UMD? I approve.
- D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced emergency rulemaking to prohibit drivers from making illegal U-turns acorss the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes at all times. Thank you WABA. "In 2010 and 2011, 11 of the 14 bike crashes on Pennsylvania Avenue involved vehicles making those U-turns,"
- More about the street smart campaign kick off. "As Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman spoke to the crowd, he raised his voice to be heard over the noise of passing cement trucks. Behind the podium, a biker paused and waited for two oncoming vehicles to slow before he attempted to cross the road."
- You can bike all winter. Lake bicycle boots is my top recommendation. And those snap to activate heat pads for when you have to change a tire or something.
- Here's a video of the then incomplete L Street cycle-track - if you haven't ridden it yet.