- WABA weighs in on the DC Bike Party issue. They point out that part of the problem is how hard it is to get a proper permit. "I will be contacting a number of groups with a specific interest in this issue to participate in a discussion with Sgt. Thorne and MPD to work out a reasonable approach to ensuring that community ride events can take place, and that MPD can focus its efforts on public safety."
- I'm not sure if this represents a change in the story, or if NBC4 and Transportation Nation are just now finding out, but "The Department of Labor has opened up an investigation into unfair wages by Capital Bikeshare, a company one former worker says grossly underpaid him."...."We fully value our work force and are doing everything we can to ensure that we are in compliance," a statement from Alta read. "We are providing all requested information, while continuing to operate a world-class bike share system."
- "The SCA says that bicycle mechanics must be paid at least $14.43 hourly. The contract also promises benefits for all employees, at a minimum of $3.35/hour. Swenson quit after about a year at Capital Bikeshare, citing poor working conditions and frustration with his supervisors. He says he eventually got a raise to $15 an hour, but that he never got any benefits."
- “To me personally, it feels like modern day slavery,” he said.
- And ABC7 just went ahead and declared the wages unfair before the investigation was over.
- This repaving story is really getting coverage. They add "DDOT said it spends far more on roadway resurfacing, but the agency does say keeping bike lanes in working order is becoming more of a priority."
- "Police arrested two suspects in the armed robbery of a bicyclist in Fairfax County Monday night."
- Bike to the Beach for Autism.