This Week in Bike Reads

2010 06 23 - 1014 - Washington DC - Pennsylvania Ave Bike Lanes

Will people pay attention to the Pennsylvania Avenue cycletrack in addition to the president?

Behold, WABA’s weekly roundup of stories and commentary related to cycling, particularly in and around D.C.

Pretty much everyone’s called it: Biking—on your own bike—is the easiest way to get to and around Inauguration, which will, apparently, show off the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes to the world. For more information, see all of goDCgo’s suggestions for various modes of transit.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes in the power of bikesharing and promises more enforcement for cars and drivers. And despite giving a play-by-play of driver transgressions, a New York City bike blogger still manages to be grateful for law-abiding drivers. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, along with U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenaeur, will address the National Bike Summit in March. In more current conference news, folks at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting have concluded that riding a bike uphill is enjoyable. The potential new White House Chief of Staff bikes. He sometimes does so while talking on his phone. You probably shouldn’t ride your bike while talking on your phone. Do you have a free Saturday tomorrow? Sign up for DDOE’s Capital Crescent Trail cleanup. DDOE will provide you with all the materials you need to eviscerate invasive plants along the trail. DDOT’s long-range transportation planning initiative for D.C., MoveDC, has launched. Take this survey about how you get to work and be sure to come to our office next Wednesday night to learn how to testify and talk about the needs of cyclists during MoveDC’s public-input process. Girl on a Bike talks about our Hains Point 100 ride and the overall need for more women on bikes; she’s also offering one lucky lady access to her extra bike as well as assistance riding around the city. The Virginia Senate endorsed the state’s “dooring” bill, which “would require drivers and passengers to make sure it’s safe before opening vehicle doors on the side adjacent to moving traffic. Violators could be fined up to $100.”  

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