DC Blogs Noted: Transportation Edition

How big is the airplane exhibit facility at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center? Big enough to have a Concorde parked in the middle of it. Sideways. Photos from a recent visit at lindsayfincher.com.

Snowbunny DC also posts photos of an airplane – the one she jumped out of – and reports: It was crazy, and I did scream like a girl. But, then again I am a girl.

If a recent Travel + Leisure poll of 25 U.S. cities is to believed, a train to anywhere other than Philadelphia will put you in a city with more attractive people. And although DC residents are apparently mean, boring and ugly, we can always take pride in our our #1 ranking for worldliness. (Note to Travel + Leisure: Point taken, but please excuse us if we don’t weep openly at our sub-par ranking for “flea markets.”)

Minnesota blogger Dave Mindeman quickly gives up on city driving and uses Metro to explore D.C. with his wife and young son. Observations and humorous anecdotes from a memorable trip at Progressive Political Blog.

In other news, hydrogen-powered cars will roam the streets of D.C. in the coming months as part of a 3-city test. And while we’re talking environmentally-friendly transportation, the first sanctioned cyclocross race in the city takes place October 28th on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The race is a 2-mile circuit over a mix of grass, gravel road and pavement. Race organziers are still soliciting volunteers and entrants, and proceeds will be donated to the AFRH. Washcycle

We’re pretty sure that stumbling through town like a zombie also qualifies as an environmentally friendly way to get around. Weird? Yes. But a menace to the ozone layer? Probably not. This year’s zombie lurch begins Saturday at the Washington Monument at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Organizers have provided everything you need to know to participate and boast, “We eat more people before 9:00 a.m. than most people do all day!” No word yet if zombie rickshaws plan to utilize the zone system or meters.