In your face, gravity.
- Shane Farthing of WABA lays out as reasoned and fact-based an argument against mandatory helmet laws as you're likely to hear. Much more complete than I've heard advocates of the law state.
- Here's a paper on the subject as well. "Using hospital-level panel data and triple difference models, we find helmet laws are associated with reductions in bicycle-related head injuries among children. However, laws also are associated with decreases in non-head cycling injuries, as well as increases in head injuries from other wheeled sports. Thus, the observed reduction in bicycle-related head injuries may be due to reductions in bicycle riding induced by the laws.
- Who owns the WB&A right-of-way? Jim Titus says the Meyer's do. , The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation still assumes that Arlington Anne Arundel County does. But "Rick Anthony, director of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks on Thursday, said the county essentially views the land as being owned by the Meyer family, and has no plans to build on it or pursue a claim for it."
- Trial of Hit and run driver in Lanie Kruszewski case started today. If convicted, Webb faces up to 10 years in prison.
- On the MoveDC Ideas Exchange.