- There's a must read article in the Hill Rag on bike theft. "The reports of stolen bikes fell marginally from 1835 in 2011 to 1797 in 2012. Arrests for bike theft increased from 65 in 2011 to 98 in 2012. Arrests for receiving stolen bikes, so-called ‘fencing,’ increased from 32 in 2011 to 36 in 2012....The US Attorney is not interested in prosecuting bicycle theft, stated one DC Council source. Very few of the cases that the MPD brings to them are pursued. As a result, the police are reluctant to waste time chasing bike thieves." It's a good read throughout.
- Mystery Incorporated had new maps. One is of Arlington bike crash locations, which shows them clustered along Columbia Pike, Wilson, Fairfax, Washignton and Glebe; and causes "The action field for vehicle #2 is “No Improper Action” 83% of the time". The other shows bike sharing trips in Montreal.
- An update on Maryland bike-relevant legislation. Top of the list is the transportation funding and spending bill.