Happy Pearl Harbor Day (although Happy seems like the wrong adjective)
- Used bike sale tomorrow.
- In early January, the Kennedy Center will close the bike path that connects the Roosevelt bridge to Kennedy Center property for a few weeks of concrete repair and maintenance. There will be a clear and easy detour on their property that they will provide and post signs for, and it won’t take cyclists out of their way very far.
- More on making the Custis Trail safer, in case you missed it in the comments of this morning's post. "The Lee Highway and Custis Trail improvements include bicycle and pedestrian facility upgrades along westbound Lee Highway (Route 29) between N. Oak Street and N. Lynn Street. Intersection improvements, lane reconfiguration, trail widening, curb extensions, wider curb ramps, signal modifications and increased trail separation are proposed."
- This is not the way to handle bad drivers. Also, gun control is working.
- Getting people to donate bikes is easy. Shipping them to Africa is expensive. I admire these programs, but I wonder if it's really the best use of resources. I wonder how the cost benefit of this program would compare with giving bikes to America's poor and/or homeless - programs like this. The cost savings could then be invested in somthing like this (which as much as I love bikes, is probably a better dollar for dollar use of money if you want to improve conditions in the developing world). The most eye-opening thing I've learned from Warren Buffet is that starting your own charity is inefficient. The best way to invest your money in charity is to find one that is doing good work and give your money to them.
- "A Mount Airy trail plan that has been in the works for about 20 years has been delayed again after the town council this week postponed a vote that would have reallocated funds to be used for further land purchases needed for the project"