- My most recent Green Lane blog post - on Pennsylvania Avenue. Look at the photo DDOT made and see if you can find the two "flying" zebra barriers.
- "From a European perspective, space, or lack thereof, is never the problem. If we can find solutions for integrating bikes in the centers of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, it can happen anywhere."
- Washington National Tyler Clippard often bikes to the stadium, but Drew Storen no longer does.
Storen has since moved downtown. Biking has become a less appealing option, so he hasn’t yet gone that route this season.
“Maybe if I get a little more achiever in me, if I want to achieve a little bit more with my biking abilities,” he joked. “But there are potholes downtown. It’s tough.”
- Jonathan Krall of the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee argues that cyclists aren't really scofflaws, it just looks that way. "The mistaken idea that cyclists are less cautious than others has its root in two facts. First, while drivers and pedestrians generally have clearly assigned space on our streets, cyclists do not. In an effort to squeeze the round peg of bicycling into the square hole of our roadways, the law generally allows cyclists to use either traffic lanes or sidewalks....Second, because bicycles have safety advantages over cars, a “safe” rolling stop on a bicycle is faster than a “safe” rolling stop in a car. "
- And the letter that prompted it. "So long as bicycles aren’t required to be registered and have visible forms of identification, like automobiles’ license plates, bicyclists will feel licensed to behave unaccountably."
- Drivers on the W&OD are not all that uncommon.
- Jon Stewart on Citibike in New York "Full Pedal Jacket" (see below). In the first segment, he spends much of the time poking fun at bike sharing and worring about helmets. But then in the second segment, he goes after all the sillyness from critics including, yes - Rabinowitz (aka Rabidowitz).
- And look at how the New York Magazine makes it funny.
- Also, Citibike is having software issues.