Friday, September 6, 2013

Spoke'n Word - 13 Ways to Steal a Bicycle - 233 Year History of the Bicycle - HAWKs to be seen on GWParkway - @APSVirginia Celebrates Biking to School

  • The 233 Year History of the Bicycle in a Chart Gizmodo
  • Green, Stuart P., Introduction: Symposium on Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle (August 28, 2013). New England Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2013.
    • What is the optimal level of specificity for defining criminal offenses? How should we divide and classify crimes so that they accurately represent a given criminal act’s distinctive features -- whether it is wrongfulness, harmfulness, deterrability, or detectability -- while at the same time avoiding the kind of over-particularity that leads to needless confusion and problems in administrability? Nowhere are these issues more difficult or contested than in connection with the law of theft -- owing to the extraordinary diversity in how rights in property are formulated, the peculiar twists and turns of legal history and law reform, and the sheer ingenuity that offenders use to infringe such rights.

      The proper level of offense specificity in theft law is a key theme dealt with in my recent book, Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle: Theft Law in the Information Age. It is also a theme that, to one degree or another, has engaged the attention of the distinguished group of commentators gathered by the New England Law Review for this symposium on the book: Susan Brenner, David Gray and Chelsea Jones, Peter Karol, Mary Sigler, and Ken Simons. This introduction sets the stage for the contributions that follow and offers a selective rebuttal to at least some of the arguments offered.
  • Parkway Traffic and Safety Improvements
        The George Washington Memorial Parkway, in consultation with the Federal Highway Administration, will be temporarily installing a flashing beacon warning system at the trail crosswalk of the northbound lanes of the Parkway just prior to Arlington Memorial Bridge, one mile north of I-395.  The temporary installation is planned to be in place for approximately thirty days between early September and early October as a trial to help inform the upcoming environmental assessment process that will evaluate long-term safety and traffic improvements in the area.
        The warning system is designed for bicyclists and pedestrians who want to cross the Parkway and to alert motorists of the presence of trail users.  Trail users can activate the flashing beacon and notify motorists of their intention to cross the Parkway.  The purpose is to improve safety and increase awareness by slowing down traffic when pedestrians and bicyclists want to cross the Parkway.

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