Lunch links: Fashionable transportation and land usewhole blogs devoted to photos of people looking good while riding a bicycle. One could easily get plenty of similar photos on one of DC's main streets to or from downtown around rush hour. Tip: Froggie.
Shakespeare Not In the Park: The Shakespeare Theatre's free shows will move from summer performances in Rock Creek's amphitheatre to the company's new theater in Gallery Place. Marc Fisher decries the move. If only we had a big, centrally located park in which to hold productions...
Commuter lot on 8th Street? A parking lot underneath the Southeast Freeway formerly used by the Marines will become a public lot, reports Infosnack's Michael P. The current plan is to limit parking to 2-4 hours, but Michael thinks it should accommodate all-day parking (at market rate, of course) so area employees park there instead of shuffling cars around the neighborhood all day.
Ring my Belvoir: A Fairfax task force is recommending the county zone the area around Fort Belvoir for greater office, residential, retail and hotel development, reports the Post. But others worry that too much development far from transit will cripple the state's roads. How about this as a solution: build some transit there!
- Fairfax's answer to neighbors' transit plans: Light rail, streetcars, and BRT
- The DC zoning update has already had triple the public input as the enormous 1958 zoning code. Enough is enough.
- Today's problems were visible decades ago, but zoning has blocked solutions ever since
- Montgomery County added 100,000 residents since 2002, but driving didn't increase
- MARC's chief engineer wants to allow bikes on some weekend trains
- Federal board wants "dignified," dull Southwest Waterfront
- Downtown DC could have been more like L'Enfant Plaza