I hope that bike has a chain guard...I mean that's a nice suit.
- "As my oncologist spoke, I thought of the commuting bike, purchased two months before my diagnosis, gathering dust under the basement steps. There was virtually nothing I could control about the nightmare of my cancer, I thought. But give me one thing that I can take charge of, that I can do — that I love to do — and I’m going to ride as if my life depends on it."
- "According to the District Department of Transportation's Monica Hernandez, there'll be new bike lanes on Illinois between Randolph Street and Grant Circle and shared lanes (with "sharrows") between Grant and Sherman circles. DDOT is hoping to have the lanes installed by next month."
- Montgomery Preservation Inc., has changed its mind and will now submit plans for the Met Branch Trail near the historic train station to the Maryland Historic Trust. This is not the finish line, but it gets things closer. [BTW, I like the idea of opening the station itself as a trail-side cafe. Win-win]
- US DOT is now accepting applications for TIGER 2013 the 5th round of TIGER funding. There's $474 million on the line. In the past MWCOG has unsuccessfully sought TIGER money for expandingbike sharing across the region or improving access to Metro stations - including for cyclists. More recently, DC and Maryland won a grant to finish the Ancostia Riverwalk Trails. No word on what applications local bodies might submit this time.