Google’s new bike-friendly option on GoogleMaps (GoogleBike?) came just in time for DC. Your Nation’s Capital will connect the Capitol and the White House with a bike path – right down the middle of the road, removing traffic lanes. Luckily, DC doesn’t have a traffic problem or anything.
DC’s bike commuters doubled in the past decade or so, going from 1% of the commuting population to over 2%. Meanwhile, Metro’s ridership has only risen about 25% in a similar time period – to a total of 726,000. One out of five commuters use Metro, which has its share of well-documented safety issues.
A bike path sounds like a great idea.