Breakfast links: True and false
LaHood bikes to work: US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood biked to work with DOT employees. Jay Mallin got video of the ride. (The FastLane)
Times criticizes bikeshare based on false info: The New York Times wondered if bike sharing is impractical in New York largely by getting entirely mixed up between US-based Alta Bicycle Share and Montreal's Bikesystem, and not talking to any actual experts, or anyone in DC, just the perennial bicycle opponents. (Gothamist, Streetsblog)
Thomas' corruption chronology: A handy timeline shows what the DC Attorney General thinks Harry Thomas, Jr. did over a 9-month period to allegedly divert $400,000 of a DC Council earmark for youth baseball to his own pocket and to buy an Audi. Thomas even arrived at the Wilson Building in the very same Audi (and parked illegally). He won't resign but a Post editorial urges him to. (Examiner, WAMU, Post, @mikedebonis)
The budget's not over: The DC Council will take its final vote on the budget Tuesday. Email your councilmembers to ask them not to roll back parking meter rates in busy areas and to preserve affordable housing. (CSG)
Norton for dancing, sitting: Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to encourage dancing on the Mall with an event (which will get a permit). She'd also like the Mall to be more hospitable to visitors with elements like outdoor tables and chairs. (Post, Examiner)
Wyman chats: Metro map designer Lance Wyman is doing a live chat at 10 am. Here's your chance to ask about whatever you've always wanted to change on the map. (Post)
Metro morsels: To really repair the escalators, Metro needs to add 55 mechanics. ... A Metrobus rear-ended another in Anacostia. ... Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli hopes the Silver Line is canceled in phase 2, to Dulles and Loudoun. (Examiner)
And...: Wearing sunglasses, Sulaimon Brown didn't really help illuminate the truth after a long, fractious day of testimony. (Post, WAMU) ... Ward boundaries aren't the only ones being redrawn. (Park View, DC) ...VDOT has created a quieter road pavement. (WAMU) ... Why is DC's Climate Action Plan moving so slowly? (City Paper)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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