Saturday, March 03, 2007


annie londonderry
a documentary on annie londonderry by spokeswomanproductions

annie on the wiki page

last night I attended a showing of the trailer for this film at The Lamont Collective
acutally... I was late
the presentation happened as I was wrestling trying to get my two boys to fall asleep
but I was able to catch some of the post film buzz
it is all very interesting

there are some film makers in the neighborhood putting together a wonderful documentary about a fantastic party of history
well worth following
well worth supporting

lend your support

just see the trailer and wait for the film

Friday, December 01, 2006

speed bandits

Monday, November 20, 2006

comcast needs to get it straight

the speed limit in the alley is 15 MPH
grantman does not know limits

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


think road safety in the UK

a thought on headphones and bicycles

from the mind of gwadzilla

ANC Mount Pleasant: Open Forum about Bike Lanes

last night the Mount Pleasant ANC held a meeting at LA CASA on Mount Pleasant Street
the main focus was the on Traffic Calming and Bike Lanes on the 2000 Block of Park Road in Mount Pleasant

the meeting was opened with an open forum about bike lanes and traffic calming...

I was late
a homework project with my older son took longer than expected
it turned out great
but... it stole my focus and sent me rushing up to Mount Pleasant Street only to barge into a meeting already well into the discussion that means so much to me

my apologies to all for my tardiness
I assure you... it will happen again

having missed what was discussed I was not sure where to start
before I could remove my jacket and sit down the microphone was passed to me to answer a question how bike lanes had been lumped into a notion of traffic calming

not only was I ill prepared for public speaking
the microphone and my not being settled into the surroundings did not make things easier
I tried to speak on the fly
went over my time limit
and well
may have rambled off course

the microphone was passed around

there was a strong bicycle presence
there seemed to be zero opposition to the bike lanes
well, other than the opposition of one of the ANC members
as it appears to me the Bike Lanes are already on the cities' master plan for Bike Lanes
which would have little to do with a citizen's notion that bike lanes could be a tool used for traffic calming
it was as if one of the ANC members was trying to use my efforts to stall the DDOT Bike Lane plan
all in an effort to focus on the future traffic calming effort

the Traffic Calming study for this section of Park Road will happen
but... why can there not be Bike Lanes until that point?

Bike Lanes are inexpensive
the strips on the road could work in advanced to aid our understanding of what needs to be done
the bike lanes could help the group doing the study to see the need for inclusion of bicycles in their study
as well as showing the residents of this block the value of a bike lane
and the importance of a bike lane for bikes and car traffic
as well as the positive side effects for resident pedestrian traffic

in the end the ANC voted in favor of continuing with the plan to paint the Bike Lanes on this stretch of Park Road

a small victory for the cycling community of Washington DC

thanks to all who attended
especially Eric of WABA
another evening of Eric's taken away from his private life and offered up to the bicycle community

cartoon from andy singer
WABA:Washington Area Bicycle Association

Tuesday, November 14, 2006





Monday, November 13, 2006

ANC Meeting: Bike Lanes to be disccused

andy singer

here is a message from Eric Gilland of WABA: Washington Area Bicycle Association

I am contacting you because we need your help to support greener facilities for Mt. Pleasant. If you live, shop, work or visit Mt Pleasant, and if you have good ideas about how we can improve the biking facilities there, please contact ANC 1D chairman Gregg Edwards at or by calling 202-234-6646. We are working together to improve the neighborhood for everyone.

One critical issue that the ANC faces right now are proposed Bike Lanes on Park Road leading to Rock Creek National Park and Trail. Despite being a means of calming traffic through a residential corridor where motorists often speed, the lanes are facing opposition from some community leaders.

Please attend the next ANC meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the La Casa Community Center at 3166 Mt. Pleasant St., NW and show your support for bikes in Mt. Pleasant!



post number one.... Mount Pleasant Cycling Issues

good morning...
good afternoon...
good evening...


I am a resident of Mount Pleasant Washington DC
not only am I a resident
but I am also a family man and a cyclist
which bring traffic related issues to the surface for me

things have gotten out of control

the amount of through traffic is one issue
the speed of traffic is a greater issue

the fast moving traffic is not just the passerbys
the speeding cars are often occupied and driven by Mount Pleasant residents

the Blog has been created to aid in awareness of the traffic issues pertaining to bicycles and pedestrians in Mount Pleasant, Washington DC 20010

I also maintain a blog on my own cycling and my own issues

yes, I have issues other than cycling

in addition to the information that can be found on this blog
there is also a myspace group