Breakfast links: Half or double?
Photo by graciepoo on Flickr.
DC taxi rate may double:
Soon after Arlington raised taxi rates, the DC Taxi Commission may do the same
. Per-mile charges could almost double, but all the other fees for extra passengers, luggage and more would go away. (Examiner)
Mall parking 60% empty:
The weekend before Black Friday, typically a busy shopping time, shopping mall parking lots were only 40% full
. That's a lot of land devoted to being 60% empty or more almost all the time. (Getting from here to there, Michael P.)
Why's it hard to shop locally?:
Despite "Small Business Saturday," it's not easy to shop in neighborhood commercial areas
. Why? There are many such corridors with few retail stores, while there's greater demand for restaurants in neighborhoods. (RPUS)
Mickey Mouse is out:
Disney backed out of plans
for a 500-room hotel and casino at National Harbor. Only 1/3 of the planned development has happened, largely due to the economy. Will the county now focus more on developing its Metro sites? (Post)
Slower speeds safer, but practical?:
15-mph speeds on residential streets save lives in when crashes happen
, but are hard on automatic transmissions. How about redesigning streets with lower design speeds? (TheWashCycle)
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