Breakfast links: Mixed news for pedestrians
Photo by thisisbossi on Flickr.
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)
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)
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)
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