Breakfast links: More about the Metro budget
Photo by ElvertBarnes on Flickr.
Bike lockers get cheaper:
Metro will lower the annual price of a bike locker
from $200 to $120. Officials hope the price change will mean more lockers get rented and more bikers will opt to take Metro. (WashCycle)
Transit center delayed:
The Silver Spring Transit Center will not open until the summer
, a year later than scheduled. Part of the reason: the contractor didn't use enough concrete to protect steel reinforcement bars from the elements. (Examiner)
Grants push a better H Street:
Four H Street NE businesses received DC government grants
to expand and improve their businesses. Councilmember Wells hopes grants like this will help promote "5-minute living." (DCist)
Herndon says no to roundabout:
Herndon lawmakers reversed their decision to build a roundabout
after residents objected and some initial data turned out to be wrong. The town will instead add a median and reduce the number of lanes. (Post)
Poor kids miss play:
Though DC has 101 playgrounds, some lower income kids might not be using them
if the area is considered violent. Low income parents also tend to have less time to escort their children to these playgrounds. (WAMU)
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