September 18, 2013

Thanks for the article on the District’s bike-friendly policies [“Leading the way,” Magazine, Sept. 15]. The D.C. metropolitan area rocks — thanks to the city’s bike program coordinator, Jim Sebastian, and our fantastic ever-expanding network of trails.

A critical component of a bicycle commute is a safe place to park one’s trusty and valuable steed at each end, especially for those who live or work out of reach of Capital BikeShare. I am grateful that Blake Real Estate provides an indoor bike rack at my workplace; U-locked-bikes parked on the street across from my building are routinely stolen in the middle of the day. Has Mr. Sebastian introduced a program to commend, support or provide incentives to building owners and management companies that provide this service?

Karin Lee, Hyattsville