Breakfast links: Visible progress
Montgomery zoning rewrite is good: Ike Leggett "trashed" the Montgomery County zoning rewrite and its new CR zone, but Robert McCartney thinks it's a positive step, and even if not 100% perfect, will make the county better. (Post)
15th Street cycle track now for cyclists again: The sidewalk outside the Treasury building reopened to pedestrians, meaning the adjacent cycle track will once again be usable for cyclists. The walkway closed after the earthquake. (@sharrowsDC)
See Metro rebuild tracks: This weekend, Metro rebuilt some switches near U Street while shuttle buses covered part of the Green Line. You can see the work in videos WMATA released. (Huffington Post)
What to do with RFK?: What should be the future of RFK stadium? A new great civic building? A new stadium? Other recreational facilities? Mixed-use development? (Post) ... And what about using the ballpark in the winter? (DCist)
Too many hotels?: DC is financing lots of hotel projects with public money. Will they oversaturate the market? Private investors keep building hotels, too. (Post, City Paper)
Metro dealing with full parking lots: Metro and VRE parking lots often fill up early, but new spaces cost $25,000 each to build. Possible solutions include real-time signs, encouraging biking, and paying for available neighborhood parking. (Examiner)
2 bike deaths, 1 set of charges: A cyclist was killed in Millersville while breaking no laws, yet police are blaming the victim ... In another death, where police initially blamed the victim but then changed their mind, the driver now faces charges. (TheWashCycle)
And...: Protestors will be occupying Freedom Plaza for 4 more months. (Examiner) ... ANC 1A might censure a member who hurled profanities at others (Post) ... Busboys and Poets won't go to Silver Spring because the Montgomery Council won't condemn war. (City Paper) ... Does transit need a Steve Jobs figure? (Human Transit)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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