Coming home the other night, there was a police car stopped in the road on the East Capitol Bridge heading East. In front of it, some sort of metal rack (like a TV stand) that may have fallen off a truck or something. The next morning I noticed that it had been moved to the pedestrian path on the side of the bridge. It's still there now. Problem solved.
- New bike parking.
- More CaBi visualization with newer data that covers Alexandria (here and here). "the Alexandria docks tended to be pretty insular. There were 4,139 bikes checked out in Alexandria during this window, and 91 percent of them were returned to docks in Alexandria." Wilson Blvd stations have a similar cluster effect, but "trips beginning or ending near Nationals Park and the Navy Yard head to or from a panoply of points north, east and west — just not south." Also check out this trip comparison tool from mvjantzen; it compares walking, biking, transit and driving.
- At this week's meeting on the Green Mile sidewalk, opponents were concerned about the tree loss, cost and traffic impacts of the project. Meanwhile, "Bicyclists from the District and Montgomery County said the existing sidewalk on the other side of Wisconsin Avenue is not wide enough for bikers to share with pedestrians, which might force bikers into oncoming traffic. Otherwise, cyclists ride along the six lanes of Wisconsin Avenue with cars sometimes going 40 mph." I'm as big a fan of trees as anyone, but I'd rather see the sidewalk go in, with the county committing to plant more an equal number of trees in the area.