Weekend links: Rules matter
Maryland delegate charged with felony: Maryland Del. Tiffany T. Alston (D - Prince George's) is accused of misspending thousands of campaign dollars on a wedding and on payroll at her law firm. (Post)
Walk sign means walk with caution: A DC resident takes special care crossing streets, especially after her family witnessed several driver-pedestrian collisions. (Atlantic Cities)
Bus drivers predict fare arguments: The 2-decade-old Anacostia bus discount ends this week. Some bus drivers say WMATA hasn't publicized the change sufficiently and they worry they will have to argue with angry passengers. (Examiner)
Some embassies become Americans' homes again: Though Congo bought the historic Toutorsky Mansion for its embassy, several old embassies have been converted back to mansions or to condos. (Post)
Subway gets interactive displays: New York's subway is receiving several touchscreen information displays. The 47" displays will show travel alerts and feature a trip planner. Ads will finance the machines. (Popular Science)
Build bike infrastructure and business will come: Portland is discovering that businesses along popular bike routes are catering to cyclists. Even development projects are touting their bike-friendly amenities. (NYT)
YIMBY neighborhood association still has trouble: A Seattle neighborhood rallied for a light rail station in their neighborhood and to upzone around it. Now they say a developer is pushing the envelope too far. (Seattle Times)
And...: Construction of NYC's 2nd Ave subway has advanced 29 blocks in 16 months. (WSJ) ... New York has more economic, diplomatic, political, and cultural clout than a lot of sovereign countries. (Atlantic Cities) ... Take free walking tours and biking tours this weekend and next weekend all throughout DC.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- The Dutch government is trolling DC over marijuana, bike lanes, and streetcars
- Terrorism fear takes over security at the Library of Congress
- 33% of Metro rail trips stay within one city or county. Where are they?
- How two families dealt with Metro problems and other transportation options in the snow
- 2.5 minutes of extra walking is not nothing
- Cities worldwide are building beautiful, landmark pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Could Georgetown be next?
- In Chicago, you can charter your own L train