by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Castellanos

A reader reports Monday night:

“I’ve witnessed two very violent altercations between cyclists and drivers over the course of 1.5 years in DC – in the 1st one, the driver turned his car across two lanes of traffic and pulled a metal baseball bat out of his trunk against a cyclist he had knocked over.

Feb. 19th: I watched a convo between a cyclist in a bike lane on G St and 13th and a driver escalate to him pulling the cyclist off his bike, and beating him up. Thankfully the cyclist had pepper spray, since my screaming at the driver to stop didn’t do anything.

Moral of the story is road rage is real (especially against cyclists), wear a helmet, make sure your photos of license plates are clear, don’t be afraid to use a u-lock in self defense, and maybe carry pepper spray.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

via google maps

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday] at 5:40 pm there was an:

Aggravate Assault – CCN: 18- 026-031 – f/o 4014 Georgia Avenue, NW – The complainant reported he was riding his bicycle when he was approached by a group of male juveniles. The juveniles began assaulting the complainant, striking him all over his body causing him to fall to the ground. The juveniles the fled the scene on foot and made good on their escape.

C1 has a contusion to the left eye and swollen facial area, he was transported to a medical facility.

No usable look-out at this time.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

A reader requests:

“Could you pass this PSA along? It applies to all cyclists, but dockless bike users may be less likely to have thought about it.

Do NOT lock bikes to bus stop poles. This impedes access to and from the bus, especially for those with disabilities.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

From an email:

“2018 is going to be a big year for station-free bike sharing in the US and even bigger for ofo. To kick off the year and share some ofo love, we’re offering free rides in all US cities for the entire month of January.

That’s right, every ofo ride in the DC area in January is free!

As ofo continues to rapidly expand across the country, we wanted to take a moment to thank our first US cities and give something back, so starting today through January 31, all rides in the DC area are on us.

How it works: (more…)


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