Breakfast links: Money problems
Washington income is high and diverse: Our area tops the nation in median household income, but only 77% of the area's income comes from wages. That puts us in 57th place, meaning that a good portion of our income comes from elsewhere. (Atlantic Cities)
All about the money: At Monday's Dream City panel discussion, both of the book's co-authors agreed that money, not race, local government, or politics, is now the most powerful force shaping DC's future. (Examiner)
"Riding and running" a problem in DC: Cabbies complain that many passengers exit cabs without paying. The meter system has made it harder for drivers to request payment upfront since the total fare varies more than it did with the zone system. (DCist)
100 homes for 100 Arlingtonians: Arlington will give apartments to 100 of the county's most vulnerable homeless residents. The county will also provide a case worker for each recipient. (Examiner)
Occupy K Street, kill the grass: Protester encampments at McPherson Square are killing the grass. Some are trying to reseed the now-barren parts of the park. (Examiner)
Car fatalities plummet: The number of people killed in area car crashes has dropped 44% in 10 years. The number of cyclists and pedestrians killed has remained the same, while the number of people walking and cycling has grown. (Examiner)
Reeves Center gets undue credit: Politicians often credit the Reeves Center with revitalizing U Street. However, much of the street's revitalization didn't happen until long after the building's 1986 opening. (RPUS)
And...: The Washington squirrel famine is nigh! (Post) ... Ride On is beta-testing a real-time bus tracker. (Ride On) ... Capital Bikeshare offers a 3-day pass. (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