- Fairfax Senator discusses the dooring bill. But Sen. Frank "Get off my lawn" Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) adds "He said he owns a house in Richmond near Virginia Commonwealth University, where young cyclists and skateboarders "come out of nowhere" _ particularly at night _ and whiz past cars parallel-parked on the street. 'To say because I open the door and some idiot runs into it and I'm at fault and I could be sued _ I've got huge problems with this bill,' Wagner said."
- This article on how every method of getting the Mall for the inauguration has drawbacks doesn't mention what the drawbacks are to biking. Maybe they're self-evident
- The same Virginia panel that moved the dooring law out of committee rejected legislation to relax Virginia's reckless driving-speeding law. You may recall that there was some controversy over this because drivers were loosing their license after going 10 mph over the speed limit.
- Likely new White House Chief of Staff doesn't bike commute so much anymore because of scrapes with drivers, but he might have fewer if he got off the phone.
- Halsey steals my story idea (I have a draft half finished). The inauguration will show off DC's new bike facilities "We are very proud that the nation will get to see why D.C. is now regarded as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the nation,” said Terry Bellamy, director of the District Department of Transportation.