The DC Council voted unanimously to do away with contributory negligence, which made it nearly impossible for bicyclists who are hit by drivers to collect insurance benefits. The DC Council has to vote again in the fall before it becomes law. (Post)
Metrobus falls behind
Metrobus riders have a higher risk of injury and are much more likely to be in a collision and experience crime than bus riders in other metropolitan areas, according to a WMATA report. (Post)
Transit wish list
A nationwide survey of transit users reveals most people want their transit to be frequent, speedy, and easy to walk to, more than they want wi-fi and outlets for charging mobile devices. (CityLab)
Who’s on the permit?
Some contractors put their names on permits, but don’t do the actual work. If it turns out to be shoddy, there’s no paper trail to follow. (WAMU)