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Several hot news stories came with this week's high July temperatures. From Metro improvements to local politics to suggested bike legislation, the transportation world never suffered from a dull moment. Here's some of the big stories from On Foot throughout the past week to check out:
• Shane Farthing of the Washington Area Bicycle Association suggested that cyclists should be more legally empowered to bring civil suits against angry drivers. The question of how to regulate traffic safety has gone back to the Jazz Age.
• Surprise! Metro service suffered from some tragic delays thanks to the summer heat.
• We saw the explosive friendship of Kwame Brown and Tommy Wells.
• Connecticut Avenue's just going to get prettier and prettier.
• The Foggy Bottom Metro station got a new escalator! The first Metro has installed in like 15 years.
• I strolled by the local Commuter Store and found some fancy digital maps.
• How many people on your daily commute do you recognize? The connections can be surprisingly intimate.
• Nature has come alive inside the Metro stations — and WMATA wants to kill it.