Weekend links: Hang out at the gas station
Photo by brianwallace on Flickr.
Eat here, get gas:
A gourmet deli has opened near U Street... in a gas station
. The unusual location provides rents affordable to a fledgling small business. (Post)
Gas dependence varies nationally:
Virginians annually spend 4.45% ($1,994) of their incomes on gas
compared to 3.97% ($1,947) for Marylanders. In contrast, Mississippians spend 7.23%, or $2,255 annually. (NRDC)
Senate pushes for complete streets:
Half the states have adopted complete streets legislation and the Senate is catching on
. The Senate bill requires states to consider cyclists, pedestrians, and transit for all federally-funded road projects. (Streetsblog)
No ultimatum to Walmart:
Mayor Gray's reported ultimatum to Walmart
about opening a store in Skyland was made in "jest"
, says DMPED Victor Hoskins. Councilmember Yvette Alexander says the Mayor was just pushing for a citywide Community Benefits Agreement. (City Paper)
Only laws the police know about matter:
Responding to a car-bike collision, an MPD officer said he doesn't know about the 3-foot law
, and therefore "it doesn't matter" whether the drive was violating that law or not. (TheWashCycle)
Rehab the rehabbers: A list of 5 ways
to be a good gentrifier sparked a retort
that it's really just a list of ways to be a good neighbor no matter where you live. (DCentric)
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