Good morning. A falcon landed on my backyard fence yesterday. Not something I see a lot of on Capitol Hill. Hopefully she's eating the mice.
- Based on counts done at 19 locations, biking in DC is up significantly since 2004 - 95 per hour as opposed to 35 per hour. Most of the observed riders (77%) were men and most wore helmets (75%). Nearly three times as many cyclists sounds high, so I'd be interested in the locations used, but I absolutely believe that biking is way up over the last 8 years.
- Capital Business has a profile on acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini - the former DDOT Director who brought bike sharing to DC - and they mention that he often uses CaBi to get to work.
- In preparation for the Silver Line, Fairfax County is attempting to add bike facilities to station areas, and may even add bike sharing. They're already talking to potential vendors " it has not been decided whether a bike-sharing system in Fairfax County would be a part of Capital Bikeshare, but Hudgins calls the option 'a very attractive one.'"
- Lawyer sued for pulling cyclist off bike in NYC.