Two more biking things
I forgot to mention how in Arlington, someone was recently sentenced to 12 years for repetitively stealing bikes. See "Arlington bike thefts net man 12-year sentence" from the Post. The issue isn't so much that they take bike stealing seriously, something that I wish more jurisdictions, especially DC, would do.
It's more about how in the Center City, we have a version of what Daniel Patrick Moynihan called "defining deviance down" and so-called minor crimes like stealing bikes aren't treated very seriously, in the face of other more serious crimes like murder and assault.
In the outer jurisdictions, where generally the police and courts have less crime to deal with, all crime, even so-called minor crimes like bike theft are taken more seriously ("Arlington County bike thefts spike, regional effort launched" from WTOP) and people can end up with serious jail time when compared to the same offense being performed in DC.
2. Also, in the previous entry I mentioned a scooter permit fee in Rehoboth Beach. It turns out legalizing scooter parking on the sidewalk has also come up in Philadelphia. See "PPA gives scooters owners a break" from the Philadelphia Inquirer.