Breakfast links: Going in and out of Metro
McDonnell appoints Dyke to WMATA Board: Governor McDonnell wants to appoint Jim Dyke, who chaired the Board of Trade and its WMATA governance task force last year, to the WMATA Board. Dyke would be paid far more than other Virginia members, and some officials dispute the legality of the move. (Post, Examiner)
Pusher not a Metrobus driver any more: The bus driver who pushed a (drunk or high) passenger off a Metrobus "no longer works for Metro." WMATA did not release any further detail. (Examiner)
Wells defends anti-harassment bill : Tommy Wells defends his support for WABA's bicycle anti-harassment bill to a skeptical Fox 5 anchor.
More push for ethics: Kwame Brown defended his ethics on several media appearances last week while he tried to talk about other subjects. (Huffington Post) ... Prince George's councilmembers introduce their own ethics bill. (Examiner)
Big brother MPD isn't watching you: An Urban Institute report finds DC's street camera surveillance is less effective than Baltimore and Chicago. Cameras are not always monitored live and concerns about misuse and privacy violations before their citywide installation in 2006 limited their effectiveness. (Washington Times)
65 years ago, parking was also a challenge: Parking in DC was hard even in 1946. Ideas for solving it included bridging the Potomac with parking or allocating all public open space to parking. (TBD)
Who said ANCs are always anti?: The Dupont Circle ANC unanimously supported the 17th and O apartment proposal. Some neighbors fear the building might draw students and traffic. (Borderstan)
And...: A plan for the McMillan Sand Filtration Site hits the street as some get a tour. (City Paper, Park View DC) ... Unemplyment rises in DC, MD, and VA (Post) ... Montgomery County celebrates its 235th birthday. (Post)Have a tip 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
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28