Today’s Headlines

  • Leahy’s Closing Argument, “If We Had No Rail, My Recommendations Would Be the Same” (LAT)
  • Metro Studying Van Nuys Busway (Daily News)
  • More on Expo Phase 2 (The Source, Patch)
  • Check Out Juan Matute’s Latest Labor of Love (Americafastforward.org)
  • Handicapped Driver Sues BH for $100 Million Over Bad Behavior of Parking Enforcement (BH Courier)
  • Mixed-Use Development Planned for Sacramento’s Historic Warehouse District (Sac Press)
  • Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority says 1,100 Companies Interested in CAHSR (AP via SF Gate)
  • Metro Looking for Bike Buddies for Bike to Work Day (Metro via Biking in L.A.)
  • Despite Polls Showing 54-39 Support for Bike Lanes, NYMag Runs 8 Page “Bikelash”
  • It’s Raining (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill.  I’ll be in SF for the next couple of days, which means delayed syndication of the DC site because of sporadic Internet access.  Check Cap. Hill regularly for national news.

  • The NYMag article is a compelling read. The author is sympathetic to cyclist (and compares the freedom of cycling in New York to flying), but also examines the opposing viewpoints with the objectivity they’re due. We should take these viewpoints to heart. They are headed our way if our bike plan works.

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