Breakfast links: Destruction is nigh!
14th & T will be destroyed!: A flyer distributed by Elwyn Ferris, partner of ANC Commissioner Ramon Estrada, warns that 14th & T will become just like Adams Morgan if a restaurant is allowed to open in the old post office. ANC 2B will likely ultimately negotiate a voluntary agreement. (14th & You)
Knight Rider roams Nevada: Google is quietly asking Nevada to legalize self-driving cars. One day, engineers hope, car sharing customers will be able to "order" a car to come to their homes when needed. (NYT)
Nobody uses CaBi, it's too crowded: While there have been some complaints about Capital Bikeshare "dock-blocking," WashCycle argues the system is a significant success story. They're adding another rebalancing team, and you can't always park where you want either; does that make roads a failure?
Local officials partly to blame: The county executive of suburban Oakland County, MI, admits, "I love sprawl. I need it. I promote it. Oakland County can't get enough of it." Michigan blog m-bike blames such local officials for fostering the car dependence that makes a spike in gas prices painful for their residents. (m-bike via Streetsblog)
A corner store does not a food desert make: That USDA food desert map assumed anyplace without a huge suburban supermarket was a food desert. Many neighborhoods have smaller grocery stores with plenty of fresh food. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
Hug a tourist: Washingtonians complain about tourists, but those escalator-blockers handed over $623 million in taxes to DC last year. Tourists generate half of sales tax revenues, support 70,000 hospitality jobs, and use few public services. (Examiner)
Vibrant neighborhood keeps a local employer: DC-based Living Social will move to a bigger office around the corner downtown. The company's broker said that staying downtown will help recruitment. (Post) ... Yesterday Ken Archer wrote that DC taxes have little to do with the District's lack of tech companies.
Senate plugs in: Several Senators want an electric car charging station at the Capitol. Will this admittedly symbolic move reduce tailpipe emissions or just shift them to coal-powered smokestacks? (Post)
And...: International investors rank Washington the 12th global city. (Knight Frank via Housing Complex) ... A AAA tow truck hit a cyclist (WashCycle) ... In an emergency, FEMA will txt u (Post) ... to warn about zombies. (WJLA)Have a tip or zombie sighting for the links? Submit it here.
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