- And...the racist take on the Met Branch Trail attack. The idea that the story has been ignored is pretty laughable really. I've actually been surprised at how much press it has gotten. It's been more reported than some rapes, sexual assaults and murders that have occurred along other trails in the area (or hit and run fatalities on our roads). I don't want to get into a "this attack is worse than that attack" kind of argument, but I actually think that this one has been one of the most reported ones out there - largely due to the lack of motive and the visuals. And I wouldn't really be able to argue with someone who thought that reporting spike was because of race too. So, it's funny that I read it all in a nearly opposite way. But, they're right that there have been many similar attacks on this trail over the last year. It is novel argument - however - that the police are somehow biased in the favor of black people. I've not heard that one before.
- The GAP is open. Or closed? I mean it's finished. Which is to say it has started...Whatever.
- On the all-powerful bike lobby: "The effort has been a bit more successful on the local level in some communities. D.C. Mayor Vince Gray recently proposed to spend what the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council estimated was about $3.7 million of its transportation fund on bicycle programs, and the district has made a robust, multiyear public investment in its Capital Bikeshare program."
- "A Hagerstown, Md. man riding a bicycle in Adams County[PA] was struck by a vehicle and later pronounced dead at York Hospital, according to the York County Coroner's Office."