Friday, January 14, 2011

Catching Up...Because Sometimes I Fall Behind

  • WABA's Shane Farthing, Executive Director, writes that the legislation his group looks to support in the Maryland General Assembly session focuses on toughening the state's vehicular manslaughter laws. And in Virginia, WABA hopes to see the '3-foot' bill passed, the one that requires drivers to give cyclists a 3-foot buffer on the roads. 

  • WABA's Bike Ambassador Daniel Hoagland passes this along: DC Council member Phil Mendelson's hearing on enforcement of pedestrian-bicycle safety in the District of Columbia is set for 12 noon, February 4th. The hearing will be in the John A Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 412.

  • Winter Weather Warriors: Ladies, you have your work cut out for you. Looking at the leader board,  I have to go waaaay down the list before I see a woman's name. Hey, let me tell you, these bikes can easily be ridden in a skirt, nothing holding us back there! Fashionistas, send your photos to me here, and represent! The leader with 69 trips is Michael Hurley. Impressive! When does he sleep? Seriously Michael: when do you sleep? And is it possible to catch up to Michael's performance?


  1. Hi, Kate! Enjoy your blog. Here's a pic of me on a CaBi commute this week. I'm not a fashionista, but I am a woman using Bikshare. Hope that counts, too :).

  2. Hey, thanks so much MG!

    The lack of women's names on the Winter Weather Warrior Contest's leader board made me scratch my head. I've seen a lot of women using the CaBi's, so I figured there'd be a lot of women racking up time/distance on the board too.

    I also like the fact that it's entirely possible and quite comfortable to ride the CaBi's in a skirt. I'm very pro-step through.

    As to your fashionista-cred? It looks like you're rocking the look. Bikes are a fashion accessory, aren't they?