- "The most common reason women give for not biking more is safety...Other concerns cited by female riders include fear of fast-moving traffic, the cost of bike gear and the time commitment. Women juggling kids, diaper bags and groceries are not likely to be riding bikes either, cyclists said."
- Capital Bikeshare expansion (and the M Street cycletrack) is one of the top 10 transportation stories to watch in 2013.
- Bike paths and pedestrian walkways are part of the plan for the New Carrollton Metro station development. I'm guessing something like this or this.
- "A sign featuring an American Indian and a teepee, which originally marked the Wigwam restaurant and casino, was donated to Charles County government, which erected the sign in White Plains to direct visitors to the eastern end of the Indian Head Rail Trail, a walking and biking trail. It was installed in late December, and county workers will begin restoration work in the spring...The whole process cost about $7,000, cheaper than erecting a new, similar sign, he said. Funds for the project came from the proceeds of selling as scrap metal the steel from the railroad tracks that were torn up to build the trail."
- So, I guess the fallout for Lance Armstrong has been worse than I expected. "Now, after nearly three months without comment on the allegations, which also cost him lucrative sponsorships with Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Oakley and others, Armstrong apparently is interested in regaining the right to compete — if not in cycling, then in triathlon, a sport that has upheld the ban against him taking part in sanctioned meets." The Justice Department is considering suing him for $99 million. "Regardless of the Justice Department’s decision regarding the whistleblower suit, Armstrong likely faces a host of lawsuits seeking repayment of his winnings, as well as possible perjury charges, having testified in 2006 that he competed drug-free to collect $7.5 million from a Texas indemnity company as a bonus, with interest, for having won five consecutive Tour de France titles."