Reporting on pedestrian life in the D.C. area

Walking it back: Threats from all directions

October 2, 2011 - 10:14 AM
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(Photo: Ben Schumin)

From teenagers on the Metro to traffic delays to oil to The Examiner's fear of anything not driving a car, there's a lot for us to be concerned about this week. I've been on vacation these last two weekdays so On Foot wasn't walking quite as fast as normal, but there was more than enough intriguing transit news in the days I was here and writing.

Let's review the biggest transportation stories of the past week.

 • What 20 U.S. cities have the most bike commuters

• Young people commit most crimes on the Metro, says MTPD Chief Taborn.

• And why hasn't the Metro Transit Police blotter been updated in more than half a year?

The Examiner wants to call the car the "freedom machine" ... seriously.

• The U.S. Department of Energy has some concerns about all that oil drivers are using.

• Sleep on the Metro? Don't even think about it.

• A London study worries about what urban biking does to our lungs.

• 74 hours? Yes, 74 hours!

• The Washington Improv Theater made a cute video about commuters on the Metro.

• And in another cute move, the Magic School Bus came to the National Book Festival last weekend.

• French people imagined underwater tour buses in the 1930s.

• What are tinted-window fans trying to hide?

I hope everyone's been having excellent weekends!

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