Breakfast links: Build it in Ward 8
Image from UrbanAdvantage.
St. E's triggers TOD:
The upcoming St. Elizabeth's development is catalyzing more development
nearby, with a 7-story building proposed at Congress Heights Metro. (Examiner)
HOT lanes will lose promised transit:
Virginia wants to cut proposed BRT from the HOT lane project
on 95 and 395. Now, the project will increase congestion inside the Beltway. Sean Connaughton says Arlington's opposition made the project less profitable, but Chris Zimmerman thinks the bus money was a mirage from the start. (Examiner)
Gray donations violate laws:
Some cash donations to the Gray campaign, many from taxi drivers, exceeded legal limits
, and campaign workers illegally converted them to money orders, which can be larger (why?) (Post) ... Many of the same people
in this scandal are the ones who got Gray into trouble earlier this year. (Examiner)
Beware the zoning Death Eaters:
The Committee of 100 thinks there needs to be a giant ad campaign
like the one for the latest Harry Potter
movie to alert residents that their neighborhoods are "under attack." Or, maybe, they realize that the supposedly Voldemort-esque zoning rewrite isn't actually so bad. (City Paper)
Road rage leads to labor (the obstetric kind):
A driver started yelling at a cyclist for riding between cars (but not hitting any) in Dupont Circle. He yelled back, the driver yelled more, her water broke and she went into labor
Boston neighborhoods 3 different ways:
Most cities' neighborhoods are not officially defined. In Boston, there are several different ways
to define boundaries, and an interactive Boston Globe feature lets you see the overlapping boundaries.
Mary Cheh joined the ACLU
in a brief opposing Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the City Paper (DCist) ... Montgomery councilmembers are not pleased
with Pepco's new aggressive tree pruning. (Post) ... Dogs are distracting
to drivers. (Baltimore Sun) ... Get pizza delivered in Clarendon on a Segway
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