About the bombing my wife said "what if it's some anti-tax crazy peeved about income taxes who decided that Boston would be a good place to bomb on the day income taxes are due because of the anti-tax Boston Tea Party." Which is actually a pretty credible theory. Along with any of several other credible theories. Which brings up the question: What's the point of a terrorist attack if no one knows why we're being terrorized?
- DC United player John Thorrington bike commutes.
- Bikesharing in Montgomery County has a start date - September 21st. "Phase one, funded through a state transportation grant, calls for 29 docking stations with 200 bikes in Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Medical Center, Takoma Park and Silver Spring....Montgomery County is nearing a finalized contract with the bikesharing vendor, and the county attorney and the transportation department have both signed off on the document, Brecher said. The bikesharing equipment will take four to five months to arrive after the vendor receives the go-ahead....Not all 29 stations will be open by the September launch, but Brecher said DOT hopes to have a "critical mass" of stations readied in order to roll out the system."
- The Calvert Track project in Riverdale Park has new plans and a new bridge location which could be good for the trolley trail. "The new bridge alignment would also allow for more tree preservation and an historic alignment of the hiker-biker trolley trail, as suggested by the planning board staff."
- Comparing bike share prices - DC is pretty average.