Breakfast links: Groundhog Day
Image by @KevDC on Yfrog.
6 more weeks of... winter?:
Puxutawney Phil's "long-lost cousin," Potomac Phil, had his own Groundhog Day celebration
in Dupont Circle this morning. Organizers couldn't find a live groundhog (the Zoo has none), so they had to use a stuffed one, at least this year. (Post)
Metro finds more cracks:
Metro has found cracked rails
at an increasing rate over the past three years. Part of the reason is the age of the system, but they also have gotten better at finding them. (Examiner)
Not terribly deliberate speed:
In DC and nationwide, segregation is in decline. But DC is desegregating slower than other cities
, with large tracts that are entirely black or entirely white not seeing much integration. (City Paper)
Main drag a drag:
College Park has the density to support many establishments but Route 1's lack of walkability
severely limits businesses. Traffic calming and wider sidewalks could help make Route 1 a real main street. (Rethink College Park)
Food deserts not a huge issue?:
A new survey shows that most urban families are satisfied with their access to food
, but grocery prices and having time to cook were more pressing concerns. (WAMU)
Preservation group didn't stall Met Branch:
Owners of the Silver Spring B&O Station were initially blamed for blocking the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but their executive director insists they support the trail
. So what happened? (Silver Spring Trails)
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