For long time readers, you've probably noticed a drop off in both the quantity and quality of posts. I just don't have the free time I used to have. As a result I have amassed dozens of open tabs, highlighed emails, half-finished blog posts and general clutter. I have accpeted that I will not get to all of this, and that some of these posts are over a year old - so who will really care? So over the next few days I'm going to be literally dumping all of this stuff on the blog so I can enter the new year with a clean slate. Think of it as me declaring bankruptcy, or an old-fashioned jubilee.
- The L Street cycle-track makes the Post's list of top 10 transportation stories of 2012
- WABA seeks board members. And they support bikesharing in MoCo even with the current facilities - they just think the county should commit to better facilities.
- An image of the detour to what WABA calls the "Roosevelt Bridge Bike Path", but I call the Potomac River Trail. Detour starts on January 2nd. The Kennedy Center really has made a Herculean effort to let cyclists know about this and deserves an A+ for outreach.
- A proposed GWU dorm would "include 132 bicycle parking spaces but no vehicle parking."
- "Montgomery Lane was planned to be a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly path to the Bethesda Library and the Bethesda Metro, but the street is rendered impassable when vehicles are parked illegally." Not to pedestrians and bicyclists, it isn't.
- "One element frequently left out of bike and pedestrian plans is a discussion of maintenance, and setting level of service standards for maintenance, especially for the winter months, in those parts of the country where snow is likely."
- That's Sir. Bradley Wiggins to you.