I saw a guy walking down the "median" of DC-295 today. I was terrified for him. More and more I see people walking and biking on this road. It's a sign of how car centric that all is.
- This video was posted in the comments last week, but I didn't realize it was from the June Bike Party. This is not an example of safe but illegal cycling, and the cyclist who gets t-boned by a taxi with the ROW is lucky to be alive. These cyclists were "speeding up in front of the ride marshals and disobeying the rules."
- New CaBi station at 13th and U.
- A listing of recent attacks on trail users in the DC area. But they don't let us know the races of anyone, so we don't know how angry to be.
- There's a whole article about how hard it is for employees to get to/from National Harbor. One guy specifically talks about the long metro commute to Alexandria. The article never once mentions bikes - Which would surely be the fastest/cheapest way for that guy to get home. Give every employee a bike, or a discount on one, and add a bikeshare station. It would help.
- Our favorite Washington Times columnist, Deborah Simmons, manages to get one thing right "spending big bucks on statehood sure won’t pay for much-needed road projects." True, but wouldn't you be surprised if it did? She adds, "As things now stand, the short-sighted D.C. planners and transportation bureaucracy are focused on streetcars, bicycle lanes and walkable neighborhoods." Because it's short sighted to plan for the fastest growing transportation modes.
- She's not going to like this "Transportation researchers at the University of California at Berkeley questioned drivers, pedestrians and public transit users in the San Francisco Bay Area about roadway design that might boost traffic safety. Installing more bicycle lanes was ranked first by respondents in all three groups."
- "Cyclists who suffer head injuries in a collision but are not wearing helmets are at least partly to blame – even if the crash itself was not their fault, a German court has ruled. "