A Capital Bikeshare bike became the getaway vehicle for an iPhone robbery. This may be the first time CaBi was used in a violent crime; crime has generally stayed away from CaBi, with few instances of graffiti or bike theft. (Post) Twitter
DC residents tried to leave constituent complaints such as the need for Metro funding and pothole repair for Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who introduced a bill overriding DC’s abortion laws. DC Vote decided that if he wants to be DC’s mayor, he should provide constituent service. (Fox 5) Twitter
Don’t bike on me?
The Tea Party is trying to kill Transportation Enhancements funding, which funds many bicycle and pedestrian projects, in the transportation bill’s conference committee. Republicans also don’t want to allow local transit agencies to spend capital money on operation in times of high unemployment. (Streetsblog) Twitter
Don’t drive the lane
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the new home for the Nets, only has 500 parking spots near the arena. The team is pleading with people to not drive there for games and instead take transit. (NY Mag) Twitter
Seniors suspended for cycling
Students at one Michigan high school school biked to school together on their last day of senior year, and were promptly suspended for causing a traffic delay. The principal also called the biking “a safety risk.” Parents later rallied in support of the biking students. (MLive, Atlantic, Tim F.) (Tip: Tim F.)Twitter