- (Photo: Ben Schumin)
This week's On Foot news emphasized what it means to be and live on foot more than ever. The blog covered statistics, velomobiles, number-crunching web tools, and plenty of other transit news. Our traffic jam "No Cars Go" captures in part some of these struggles of the road. Here's a review of the biggest stories featured here in the last few days:
• A new report highlighted the reality that close to 200,000 D.C. households manage without having a car. How feasible would that be for you? Check your neighborhood's "walk score" for a better idea.
• I visited Metro's Lost and Found out in Hyattsville. They receive more than 3,000 items a month!
• A Columbia Heights reverend worries about what dangers bicycles pose on his community's sidewalks.
• The Equal Rights Center is seeking complaints of discrimination against WMATA — especially from people with disabilities.
• Not happy with Zipcar losing all those public curbside parking spaces? The car-sharing company wants to let members know it's A-okay to bring any of your "concerns" to DDOT's Terry Bellamy!
• A lot of motorcycles showed up because 9/11's anniversary arrived. How did they get so patriotic anyway?
• 19th-century history taught us that our trains shake the Earth.
• Learn what the hell a "velomobile" is and why two dozen Europeans and Americans are riding in them across the country from Portland to D.C. this summer.
• We found out what Metro's proposed "virtual tunnel" is actually going to be called.
• Find out why Sherman Avenue might be a traffic headache for the next few months.
• See the most terrifying crosswalk ever. It's in Iran.
• Ethanol marketing's all over the place.
Have a terrific rest of the weekend, everyone. I hope those closed Metro stations haven't caused too much difficulty.