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.
- It's fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations
- Arlington considers using fees to reduce parking
- Rural Virginia leads eastern US in cars per household
- Downtown & Georgia Avenue Walmarts open for business
- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"
- Good design, lots of parking at Wheaton's tallest building
- DC mulls new affordable housing rules in public land deals
Thu Dec 5
4:00 pm Long Bridge Public Meeting
4:30 pm David Alpert talk at Georgetown
6:00 pm Arlington DPHD
7:00 pm Transportation Techies Meetup
Mon Dec 9
5:30 pm Streetsblog Winter Happy Hour
6:00 pm moveDC TPAC meeting
Tue Dec 10
7:30 pm ACT meeting