I hope you're all enjoying the last day of large, bloated government.
- ANC2b to take up a resolution supporting the “Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013”
- Sadie Dingfelder of the City Paper was hit by a car while on (walking?) her bike. "A few days ago, an off-duty police officer ran a red light near Union Station and then changed his mind, backing his car over me and my bike while I was in a crosswalk. "
- How much flexibility will Richmond give NoVa in deciding how to spend the new transportation funds? "Will Richmond let Northern Virginia spend as much as it would like on mass transit, busways and bike lanes rather than pouring concrete? (The answer could depend on whether Ken Cuccinelli wins the governorship in November. A longtime transit skeptic, he opposed building Metro’s Silver Line to Dulles Airport.)...A tug of war also is likely between auto-friendly projects and those favoring rail transit, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. Arlington, in particular, has a long (and successful) history of promoting alternatives to cars. It hopes Richmond grants it lots of flexibility in parceling out money."
- (Warning: Ann Coulter link!) "I don't know why anyone needs to bicycle in a city." Only one reason: to trade your food stamps for weed with your illegal immigrant budies before an occupy wallstreet gay marriage. Or, I suppose, to go to work.