Breakfast links: Interesting ideas from the past edition
Mall plus plus: The July 2006 issue of Washingtonian presented a vision for the National Mall that would create landfill and new canals behind the Jefferson Memorial to create space for new memorials and a relocated Supreme Court; the VRE tracks would also be buried to restore Maryland Avenue as a mirror of Pennsylvania. Thanks Nick!
Streetcars across Alexandria: Here's a March 2005 proposal for streetcars across the City of Alexandria. Thanks Steven!
How to make restaurants work: Richard Layman has some concrete suggestions for making neighborhood restaurants work, with a special eye to Georgia Avenue and H Street.
Don't call me Shirlington: Arlington just opened a bus transfer station in Shirlington, making a fairly car-oriented part of Arlington a little more transit-oriented. "This is a great example of where you can do transit-oriented development even when you don't have a rail station," said WMATA Chairman and Arlingtonian Chris Zimmerman.
- This building is way too short
- Petworth residents complained drivers are speeding. DC says it's true, but "acceptable."
- Chicago has examples of a cheap way to bring rail transit to more people: infill stations
- Here's where a protected bikeway could go on the east side of downtown
- Metro wants to connect Farragut North and West with a tunnel
- A dedicated bus lane and 30 other ways to improve bus service on 16th Street
- NTSB recommends the federal government take over safety oversight of Metro