The new dockless bike-share companies that have taken off in the District are attracting a different kind of customer than the traditional Capital Bikeshare system: Their riders are more racially diverse, slightly younger and less affluent, according to transportation officials and an academic review of the services.
A new study by Virginia Tech found that a good share of the bikes are taking trips to areas that are historically majority-minority, a clear distinction when compared to the share of trips made on Capital Bikeshare bikes, the city-sponsored system that is known for its distinctive red bikes and docking stations.
Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 percent of people say they don’t expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldn’t want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one.
Confusing? That’s in part because the results come from three different recent surveys on Americans’ attitudes toward autonomous cars.
Taken together, however, they underscore widespread misgivings about the autonomous vehicles that people expect will be among them shortly, the challenge that automakers face in marketing them, and a need for safety reassurances from federal regulators.
Most Americans — 70 percent, according to an HNTB survey being released Monday — have softened to the idea that driverless cars factor in their future, whether they plan to ride in one or not.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Washington Capitals will be playing at Capital One Arena on Saturday and Monday nights, but these will be no ordinary home games. Expecting massive crowds, D.C. officials have opted to shut down or place traffic restrictions on a large section of downtown before and during games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
D.C. has declared a large section of downtown ranging from Eye Street to the north to Pennsylvania Avenue to the south, and from 9th Street to 3rd Street east-west, to be a “restricted traffic area” on June 2 and 4, meaning that for-hire vehicles like Uber and Lyft will not be allowed to pick up fares. Much of the rest of the area will be declared emergency no-parking zones, and a few roads around the arena will be totally closed.
D.C. police may entirely close 7th Street NW from Eye Street down to Constitution Avenue based on pedestrian activity.