Weekend links: Everything old is new again
Urban farming returns to DC: Urban farming faces uphill battles with every vacant lot used, but a forgotten law to encourage urban farming could make things easier for farmers. (City Paper)
Fighting sprawl in 1959: The problems of sprawl had become readily apparent by 1959, but cures prescribed in a period video, such as cul-de-sacs and loop roads, were often worse than the disease. (Planetizen)
Mark Center gets a parking max: Mark Center is now limited to 2,000 parking spaces for its 6,700 workers. The limit, mandated by Congress, can only be raised if the Pentagon increases level of service at nearby intersections. (WAMU)
Cities fight gangs, power vacuums: Slums run by gangs become occupied zones after police move in and cities are struggling to integrate them into the broader urban fabric. (The Atlantic Cities)
UK crashes mapped: A beautiful map shows every car crash over the last 12 years in the UK. The lines put into visual form the human cost of roadways. (O'Reilly Radar)
Eisenhowers criticize Eisenhower Memorial: Frank Gehry's design for the Eisenhower Memorial has had its share of critics, but now Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Susan has spoken out against the design on behalf of the family. (Post, Steven Yates)
Cop hits bicyclist: A DC police car struck a bicyclist in Sherman Circle Friday morning. The cyclist was hospitalized for his injuries, but there is no word as to whether the officer was cited. (My Fox DC)
Next stop, holiday cheer: Chicago, San Francisco, and even Canadian Pacific all deck their trains with holiday decorations. Any chance we could see Washington's trains do the same? (Atlantic Cities, Steven Yates)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Petworth residents complained drivers are speeding. DC says it's true, but "acceptable."
- This building is way too short
- Chicago has examples of a cheap way to bring rail transit to more people: infill stations
- Here's where a protected bikeway could go on the east side of downtown
- Metro wants to connect Farragut North and West with a tunnel
- A dedicated bus lane and 30 other ways to improve bus service on 16th Street
- NTSB recommends the federal government take over safety oversight of Metro