Breakfast links: Mixed news for pedestrians
Car chase on foot: A father ran after and caught a driver who hit his daughter on a sidewalk in Columbia Heights. The young woman survived. (WJLA)
Walking safer in MoCo: Years into a pedestrian safety program, pedestrian fatalities in Montgomery County have fallen to new lows. (Examiner)
People like to tweet on 9 mph streets: San Francisco streets that see average vehicle speeds of 9 mph produce many more tweets than streets with higher or lower speeds. The Golden Gate Bridge, where traffic moves pretty fast, is an exception. (Eric Fischer)
Illegal to let a kid bike to school: Police threatened to take away a child because the mother let her bicycle 1 mile to school. The mother thinks the route is safe enough, but the police don't. (Bike Walk Tennessee, Joel Lawson)
Bike sharing IS transit: Eric Cantor keeps railing against federal money going to bike sharing, saying all money should go to roads or transit. Has Cantor ever walked the streets of DC, asks John Hendel? If so, he might think differently. (TBD)
NNMC getting more parking: The DoD is building more parking at the medical center in Bethesda, 1 space per 3 employees instead of the current 1 per 4. The county and state will spend $100 million to accommodate the induced demand. (Examiner)
Watch where you swim: The hurricane deluge this weekend overwhelmed many sewer systems, causing them to release raw sewage into creeks, rivers, and the bay. Severe contamination can last several days. (Post)
Skyland delays test patience: Though the mayor has prioritized redevelopment of Ward 8's Skyland Town Center, progress is held up until a telecommunications center on the site can be relocated. (City Paper)
And...: The "canstruction" exhibit at the National Building Museum includes a CaBi bike made of cans. (The42Bus) ... Here's one way to keep lawn furniture from blowing away if you're a hotel. (DoobyBrain, Stephen Miller) ... Even without knowledge of trigonometry, Aztecs drew fairly accurate land maps. (Science Now)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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