Friday, June 29, 2007
On Thursday, June 28, DC Councilmember Phil Mendelson will hold a hearing on
the Bicycle Registration Reform Act of 2007.
The bill calls for eliminating the current mandatory registration system and
replacing it with a voluntary registration system using a national database.
The current system requires bicycle owners to take their bikes to a police
station for registration. It also requires MPD to maintain a database of
The new system would allow bicycle owners to register on-line, over the
phone, or via the US mail with a nation bicycle registration company. On
the back end, MPD would run registration numbers of stolen bikes in their
possession through the national database.
DDOT is testifying in favor of the legislation.
The hearing (of the COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE JUDICIARY) is
scheduled for 2:00 PM in ROOM 412 of the Wilson Building (14th and Penn Ave,
NW). Please contact the committee directly if you would like to testify.
You can also submit your comments in writing to the Committee, and you can
watch the hearing live on the web or DC cable.I couldn't make it, but I'd like to hear a report. Anyone? Anyone?
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Todd, over at Clever Cycles, created or found this lil' graphic:
When I get my Honda, Heading for Peru.
When I get my Bakfiet, Heading for PDX.Doesn't sound quite as good.