Weekend links: What conservative people like
Republicans for multimodalism, not mixed-use: 74% of Republicans support bike lanes, and 80% support more public transit. But 59% oppose letting property owners have more freedom to put mixed uses on their property. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
GOP staff like Virginia: 62% of GOP Hill staffers live in Virginia, compared to only 32% of Democratic staffers. 50% of the Dems live in DC but only 30% of their counterparts do. More Dems also choose Maryland. (National Journal via City Paper)
Home buyers want less driving: Realtors say both urban and suburban homebuyers want to spend less time in their cars. City buyers want the option to live without cars, and suburban ones want some retail within walking distance. (Washington Times)
LAPD blames cyclists for being hit by drunk: A drunk driver injured 11 cyclists in Culver City, Calif. Yet the preliminary LAPD report blames "pedestrians in the roadway" as the main cause and makes many other excuses for the driver. (Bikeside LA, Streetsblog)
What's with officials using public money for their cars?: Another Ward 5 elected official is under investigation: ANC 5B Chair William Shelton allegedly spent $30,000 in ANC money for personal purchases including payments on his Lexus. (WUSA9)
City Paper files to dismiss Snyder suit: Last year, DC enacted an "anti-SLAPP" law to stop just the kind of lawsuit Dan Snyder brought against the City Paper to shut them up. They've filed to dismiss the suit under that act. Hopefully the court will promptly agree.
Current supports keeping meter rates: A Current editorial says $2 an hour for parking "seems reasonable," it would just be nice to have credit cards and/or pay-by-phone on all the meters. Agreed. So who in Ward 2 is complaining to Jack Evans? (Ken Archer)
Really, Wrigley doesn't need more parking: While advocating for a new stadium for the Chicago Cubs (itself a controversial view), a Sports Illustrated writer also requests more parking. Given that Wrigley is always packed despite not being surrounded by seas of parking lots, the status quo seems just fine. (Adam S.)
Bike butlers relocate Danish bikes: Bikes locked up illegally in Copenhagen will be kindly relocated to a bike rack, have their chains oiled, their tires pumped, get a kind note asking the owners to lock to racks in the future. This is no joke. (Copenhagenize)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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