- We were discussing gun control recently and a friend of mine mentioned gun insurance. The idea is that gun owners would pay insurance and that would pay for any damage that guns did, there would even be a fund for people who were shot, but the gun used wasn't identified. That isn't what I want to discuss, but I thought "what if there were a tax on car insurance that would be used to pay the medical expense of bicyclists and pedestrians (and, I suppose, property owners) who were injured in a hit-and-run situations - where no driver, and thus no car insurance, can be identified? Why should health insurance, home owner's insurance, etc... have to subsidize that?" Anyway, don't know if there is any place that does that, but it seems fair.
- Hyattsville got an update on its bicycle and pedestrian improvement plan. Bike lane implementation could start this spring.
- From a DC DMV e-Newsletter last month:
- "On November 4th, the time changed and with it, the rising and setting of the sun. While it's light out at 7am, it's dark at 5pm, a time when children are playing outside, bicyclists are in their designated lane, and pedestrians are crossing streets. And, oftentimes, they are hard to see. Be alert. Be safe. Be focused. With vehicles, cycles, and people sharing the same pathways, it is important for everyone to obey the road rules"
- I'm glad that they asked drivers to be on the lookout for cyclists, but they could also be in lanes not designated specifically for cyclists. Nitpick.
- Contribute to WABA's Women and Bicycles program.