Breakfast links: Unsatisfying
DDOT responds on bike lanes, sort of: DDOT posts an official reply to news they may cancel L and M cycletracks: they're studying things, they have to consider all users, etc. (d.dish) ... TBD On Foot finds the answer unsatisfying.
IZ units arrive 5 years late: DC's first 2 Inclusionary Zoning units are about to be awarded. The Fenty administration stonewalled IZ from 2007 to 2009, thereby forestalling many potential units, and then the downturn meant little new housing was built.
Nathan criticizes DCTC: DC Attorney General Irv Nathan says the Taxicab Commission's rules against recording meetings are "not consistent with the philosophy of the administration or ... good government or good common sense." (Post)
Tysons may recalculate: Fairfax County wants to count new Tysons projects against the area's overall limit on office space later in the development process, to better monitor traffic impacts, but developers say it creates uncertainty. (Post)
One step closer, many to go for Baltimore Red Line: The line received federal approval to start preliminary engineering, one of many steps before it can get onto a long line of transit projects waiting for limited federal funds. (Baltimore Sun)
Alexandria seeks waterfront compromise: The city council appointed a 7-person committee to reach a compromise for the controversial waterfront redevelopment plan. Opponents will form their own competing committee. (Post)
Bar opposes VA on principle: The owner of Madam's Organ wants out of his voluntary agreement, but not because of any specific onerous provisions; he just thinks they're unfair in general. (City Paper)
And...: Arlington's zoning administrator is leaving to go to seminary as the county reconsiders its sign law. (Post, Examiner) ... Hours after the Tune Inn's kitchen was destroyed by fire, they got a $200 ticket for improper recycling placement. (WTOP) ... A Uighur restaurant may open in Anacostia. (And Now, Anacostia)Have a tip or shot glass for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- Norfolk's light rail choice: Embrace the city, or follow the highway?
- Landover is not the place for the FBI
- MARC will add a bicycle car to some weekend trains
Fri Oct 24
9:00 am Urban agriculture symposium
Sat Oct 25
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28