Baby Steps

17 Jan

Well, this week has been a good week for moving forward. After nudging by phone last week, I received part of my FOIA request from DC government. They gave me the police materials, sort of. It appears that, although I foolishly thought that a request to DC government’s FOIA office would cover all agencies and they’d parcel them out, that is not the case. And, the police do not keep the records of their own citations. So I must make a FOIA request to the DMV’s FOIA unit. Wonder how long that will take? But I’ll be doing it today and keeping you updated.

Last night I went to a mayoral candidate meet-and-greet and ran into one of the group that’s working on the project to wean bicyclists off the sidewalks in pilot project. He too put a little pressure on at New Year’s and now it looks like DDOT has assigned someone to do its part.

We are both guessing, and actually hoping, that like crocuses, these pieces will be popping up early in spring.

So in the meantime–STAY ALERT and STAY SAFE.

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2 Responses to “Baby Steps”

  1. robert werner January 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    http://onwardstate.com/2014/01/24/a-plea-to-sidewalk-bikers-stop-it/

    Saw this on twitter. It’s a post on a blog in State College PA. If you click on the link “outlawed” you can read about State College outlawing bikes on sidewalks.

    • jeannemallett2013 January 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

      Thanks, Robert. Sadly I got a kick out of reading this. It does show that, as we know here, age has nothing to do with the problem. All pedestrians have problems with sidewalk biking behavior. I’m glad to see that Penn State is taking action. My alma mater, Ohio State, has started more enforcement against sidewalk bicycling on what is known as the Oval, the central part of the main campus, which is crisscrossed with sidewalks for students from all parts of campus to get to their classes on other parts of campus more quickly.

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