- The National Ride of Silence is today - same time as the M Street Cycletrack meeting.
- Inaugural ride of Kidical Mass Arlington is this Sunday.
- The Suitland Parkway Trail is a mess, (and it is likely to get worse long before it gets better).
- "Alexandria City Council approved the expansion of its eight-station Capital Bikeshare program in Old Town as part of its budget adoption last week. Planners are looking at adding stations in Del Ray and Carlyle, as well as potentially adding more in Old Town.....Several meeting attendees asked that any bikeshare station be placed in existing parking as not to disrupt pedestrian traffic on sidewalks."
- Cyclist assualts runner on the W&OD Trail.
- Henry Graber at the Atlantic responds to Sarah Goodyear's piece yesterday "On balance, cyclists' illegal behavior—like that of pedestrians—adds much, much more convenience to life than danger. Aggressive enforcement of traffic laws could upend the fragile system of incentives that leads thousands of people to undertake a long and sweaty commute each day."
- More on the increase of bike commuting over the last decade.
Griffiths said he was surprised by the increase in the number of people biking to work. The share of commuters biking in the area doubled from 2000 to 2011, with most of those cyclists coming from D.C., as about 6,600 new bike commuters started cycling to and from home and work in the District. Griffiths said that change could point to the success of the city's bike lanes, although cyclists still make up less than 1 percent of commuters.
"It's a lot easier to commute by bike in the District than it was at the beginning of the decade," Griffiths said. "Some of the District's policies to make bike commuting more friendly are working."