Boxing Day links: Bad garages make bad neighbors
Photo by Lynn Friedman on Flickr.
Neighbors object to secret garage:
A planned intelligence campus in Bethesda is raising ire from neighbors
with a 6-level garage and secrecy around whether fences, bright nighttime lights, or other security measures will exist. (Post)
CaBi huge with tourists:
Capital Bikeshare's ridership has declined since July, despite continued system expansion. But the biggest decline came from short term memberships
, indicating that tourists are using the system a great deal. (City Paper)
Quenching food deserts:
The DC Central Kitchen is fixing food deserts
by stocking fresh fruits and vegetables at corner stores in underserved communities. (WAMU)
2011 not great for NPS:
The National Park Service had a rough 2011
when it came to their work in DC, but the end of the year did see some hope. (City Paper)
Better predictions for transit projects:
Large transit projects often run behind schedule and over budget, but there might be a way to improve those predictions
by including local governments and private partners. (Atlantic Cities)
No ads in Brazil city:
São Paulo banned outdoor advertising and five years into the experiment 70% of residents favor the ban
. Instead of looking at advertisements, residents now notice old buildings. (Center for a New American Dream)
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