Breakfast links: Lower rent, higher traffic
New Tysons housing more affordable?: Fairfax County leaders are eager to attract more residents to Tysons Corner but are debating how to get more affordable housing in new residential developments coming over the next few years. (Post)
Pushing for more traffic enforcement: One of the owners of Mt. Vernon Triangle's BicycleSPACE bike shop, Eric Kugler, has launched a petition asking for more speed and red-light cameras after a driver hit Kidical Mass organizer Megan Odett. (WTOP)
Don't count on Outer Beltway: The people pushing for a new (sprawl-inducing) Potomac River crossing are likely to be disappointed. Virginia state officials want it, but Maryland says they're focused on transit instead. (WAMU)
More roads, more traffic: University of Toronto researchers have confirmed what we all suspected: building more roads creates more traffic. Interestingly, public transit availability had no effect on driving levels. (WSJ)
4000 series causing problems: Metro's 4000 series rail cars are causing on-time performance problems and are more unreliable than older cars in service. Tom Downs said they should be fixed or replaced, neither of which will happen soon. (WUSA)
Some resist underground parking: Many surface parking lots are turning into mixed-use developments with underground garages in places like White Flint. Some suburbanites are complaining about having to drive down a level or two to park even though their walk to the store becomes shorter. (Post)
What's up with Alexandria's waterfront?: The long-awaited and often controversial Alexandria Waterfront plan is nearing completion, though the Boat Club is still fighting public space plans that would require them to change their parking lot. (DC Mud)
DC man pushes Pepco for solar: Former DC Shadow Representative and community activist John Capozzi is using his status as a Pepco shareholder to push the power company to adopt and encourage solar power. (Examiner, S. Glazerman)
And...: Are DC's drivers the dumbest in the country? (City Paper) ... Mayor Gray wants to enable higher pay for top officials (Examiner) ... Think all musicians tour the country in earth-killing luxury tour buses? Better think again. (Lane Change)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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