Breakfast links: CaBi to the Mall and the store
Photo by The Great Photographicon on Flickr.
The Mall may get 5 CaBi stations:
NPS proposes CaBi stations
for the Smithsonian Metro and near the Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and FDR/MLK memorials. (WABA) ... DC's Bicycle Advisory Committee mapped the spots
, but worries about the lack of stations east of 12th Street.
Walmart may add stations too:
Walmart has signed a community benefits agreement
with DC. It includes a Transportation Demand Management provision possibly to include Capital Bikeshare stations, bus shelters, or electric car charging. (WBJ)
But is it enforceable?:
The Walmart CBA, however, is also entirely unenforceable
, being "subject and contingent upon business conditions." It includes provisions for job training and minority hiring but no wage or benefit requirements above the current legal minimums. Also, Walmart will not sell guns or ammunition. (Post)
Franklin Shelter? Not so fast:
Occupy protestors' demands
that the District revert the Franklin School to a homeless shelter may be an unsafe idea. The building's extreme levels of lead and asbestos make it unsafe for human use
. (City Paper)
Arlington eyes office building:
The county wants to buy an office building in Courthouse
for county offices and a homeless shelter. The move would permit Arlington to redevelop the Court Square West building into a more vibrant project. (Post)
Ehrlich blames everyone else:
Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich blames his 2010 election loss
on high turnout among the state's black voters. He says he was unfairly associated with Tea Partiers and racists. (Post)
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