A new report on traffic crashes from DDOT found that distraction is a major source of crashes, and speed makes people much more likely to die. Many types of crashes have increased, but injuries have not. (Post)
A new hotel in Chinatown will be built without parking. Instead, the hotel will provide Capital Bikeshare memberships to guests and employees, bike parking, and car sharing memberships to its employees. (District Source)
A contractor for CSX killed hundreds of fish in the Anacostia River’s Northeast Branch, according to Maryland state regulators. The contractor was working to expand a freight rail bridge near Hyattsville. (Post)
The Bike Lobby brainwashes reporters!
The satirical Bicycle Lobby Twitter account, which arose after Dorothy Rabinowitz attributed Citibike to an all-powerful “bicycle lobby,” tripped up reporters at the AP and Daily News who mistook a joke tweet about white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge as serious. (Streetsblog)