- FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez and Lauren Marchetti of the National Center for Safe Routes to School attended a Bike to School Day event at Lincoln Park, part of the 2nd Annual Bike to School Day. Next on the Agenda: Bike to Work Day and then National Bike to Church Day.
- The Gripe is still asking about the R Street bike lane at Rhode Island Avenue.
- FindtheBest, a shopping website, also compares bikes.
- Mayor Rahm Emmanuel proposes raising fines for bicycle violations - while also raising fines for drivers for things like dooring. But this probably isn't the beginning of bicyle tolling and registration. The new ordinance would also "allow cyclists to ride on sidewalks to get to roads and paths or new bicycle sharing stations; leave the curbside edge of the right line when passing another bicycle or preparing to turn; and ride side-by-side, provided they stay in one lane and do not impede traffic." And "The proposal also would eliminate the requirement for cyclists to hug the right shoulder if they are keeping up with other traffic, while also allowing cyclists to ride in the road even when there's an adjacent bike path. Buses in shared bus-and-bike lines, like those on Clark Street, would be permitted to leave the designated lane to get around a bike."
- We can stop arguing, NYC has proven that separated bike facilities are safer than vehicular cycling. Glad that's over. "bike infrastructure did more than make cycling safer: The study found a 35% decrease in traffic crash related injuries to all street users on the 8th Ave path, and a whopping 58% on its 9th Ave counterpart."
- How LAB calculates Bicycle Friendliness.