- Jonathan Kass, who has been an invaluable source of assistance to cyclists in his work on the District Council is moving on. Luckily, he's staying in DC where he will be the Transportation Director for the Georgetown Business Improvement District and can still influence cycling in the district. Former WABA director Ellen Jones has been an invaluable ally in the same position for the downtown BID.
- DDOT released a study of bicycle and pedestrian crashes in the District. (You can see DCist's coverage here - I'll point out now that the cycletrack conclusions they report on are not new and I covered those at the time that study came out). I'll have more tomorrow.
- The dooring law appears to have been unlucky. "Rust and Comstock said in e-mails that they and Hugo were in a Commerce and Labor Committee meeting at the same time, where Rust was presenting a “major health care bill.” Rust said “no one notified me the bill was up in order to leave Commerce and Labor to vote.” Anderson said he was scheduled to present two of his own bills to Senate committees at the same time and that took priority. “Had I been there, I would have voted for Sen. Petersen’s bill,” Anderson said in an e-mail, noting that he’d voted for it in subcommittee. “I felt bad for Chap because his bill got caught in the whirlpool that the General Assembly becomes in the last two weeks.”"
- Why else did people oppose the bill? “Spite,” Blacknell theorized. He noted that Del. John Cox (R-Ashland) runs a trucking company. “He makes his money off the public roads, he just doesn’t want to share them,” Blacknell said. “It’s just maddening.”