This Week in Bike Reads


Hey, are those the Pennsylvania Avenue cycletrack’s bollards?

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

Read the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s piece on how WABA stepped in to educate Metropolitan Police Department officers, who were frequently ticketing cyclists for violations that didn’t make sense.

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke with Diane Rehm about his time in office and how America will get around in the future. Listen for a brief, brief mention of LaHood’s enthusiasm for bikes. Maps! Videos! Maps next to videos! Cyclodeo, a Dutch innovation, intends to provide visual assistance in addition to maps, so that you’ll never question the conditions of where you’re going again. In New York, organizations in Queens are working to get more Latinas on bikes. Randonneuring for utility cyclists—or vice-versa?  If you’re looking to bridge the gap between biking for purpose and biking for a physical challenge, Chasing Mailboxes is hosting just the thing: errandonneuring. Green lanes aren’t just green. See seven well-regarded examples. Copenhagenize considers relevant questions on a certain online dating site. Tales from the Sharrows deconstructs the oft-mentioned “confusion” drivers experience when they enter the proximity of the L Street cycletrack—and unearths a very bike-centric piece of family history. Running in bike lanes really isn’t a good idea. We’re hiring an East of the River Program Associate and seeking a few good Roll Models for our Women & Bicycles program. Apply today! Photo by Flickr user BeyondDC. Contribute to our Flickr pool!