- Bike Party tonight.
- Success has a thousand fathers. In CaBi's case, GGW tries to name them all.
- Drivers might soon be paying less for transportation, but complaints about freeloading cyclists are expected to remain flat. "Under the plan, Virginia’s 17.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax — one of the lowest in the United States — would be eliminated, and the sales tax would be raised by 0.8 percent, with more sales tax revenue going towards transportation." This is truly an idiotic idea. I'll put it out there again. Charge a VMT to pay for roads and to mitigate their environmental impact; a congestion tax to pay for transit, biking and walking; and a tax on gasoline to pay for gasoline-related pollution. Americans for Tax Reform and I are united in our opposition. That is a rarity. Contrast this with Massachusetts. "Revenue from the parking tax would provide a steady stream of funding that could then be invested in the public transportation system as well as bicycle and pedestrian pathway improvements."
- M-NCPPC staff will be presenting the preliminary plans for the Little Paint Branch Trail Extension at a public meeting on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Beltsville Community Center. Somewhere there is a flyer on this, but I can't find it. Here is some older information though.