Breakfast links: Pedal pusher
Photo by madame.furie on Flickr.
CaBi gets one Post editor biking:
Washington Post copyeditor Bill Walsh started bicycling to work
thanks to Capital Bikeshare. He calls CaBi his "gateway drug" and bike lanes the "enabler." (Bicycling)
Limbaugh calls Cheh "babe," gets facts wrong:
Rush Limbaugh calls Mary Cheh a "babe"
in a rant against the 5¢ bag fee and more. Limbaugh thought Cheh authored the bill; she supported it, but the primary author was Tommy Wells. (Post)
Why the projects failed:
Living in low-income housing projects is bad for residents
housing in many respects, increasing the incidence of psychological and chronic health problems, according to a new long-term study from HUD. (Land Use Prof)
The answer is infill:
All signs point to infill development
as the path forward in the DC region, but especially in Prince George's County. (Post, Cavan)
Congress slow-walking FBI relocation:
The FBI wants to relocate, but Congress is dawdling
on authorization for the bureau to move. Despite that, local counties are in a heated bidding war to attract the agency. (Post)
Skyland still in limbo:
Skyland Mall's dragging eminent domain problems continue to leave redevelopment in stasis
. While 15 tenants remain, the District is optimistic about moving them by the end of the year. (DCMud)
Placemaking in Baltimore:
Baltimore leverages its public spaces to increase value downtown
. If the neighborhood's public spaces are nicer, the thinking goes, local businesses and residents benefit. (Baltimore Sun)
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