Breakfast links: More questions than answers
Mixed-use, not sports practices: What do you like about DC? The neighborhoods? The monuments and museums? Probably not sports practice fields. So why is Mayor Gray so intent on bringing them in? David discusses this in his lastest Post op-ed.
Food trucks on the Mall?: Harriet Tregoning thinks a food truck pavilion would be a great answer to the current lack of food choices available on the National Mall. So far, the Park Service hasn't said no. (Examiner)
Creep on the CCT?: To make the Corridor Cities Transitway more competitive for federal funds, developers are looking at ways to cut costs, like having BRT buses use an existing bridge instead of a new one or share intersections with regular traffic. Are these the first signs of BRT creep? (Examiner)
Georgetown vacant lot hard to build on: Developers are having trouble getting any plans for Georgetown vacant lot past neighborhood opposition. Neighbors oppose proposed condos, fearing they would be rented to students. (City Paper)
Who hates, who likes Ike's memorial: A lot of people hate Frank GEehry's Eisenhower Memorial proposal, with its giant metal tapestries, but a few are defending the concept. Here's a handy index to all the opinions. What do you think? (City Paper)
Better buses: Buses are often seen as low-end transit, especially when compared to rail, but using BRT, better maps, and even better aesthetic design choices for the buses can all help attract more riders. (Salon)
Manhattan to the limit: Manhattan will likely continue to grow; can many more people fit on the island? It may need more infrastructure, but Manhattan had 2.3 million people in 1920, versus 1.6 million today. (NYT)
And...: Today is the last day to switch political parties in DC before the April primary. (WAMU) ... Bills would restrict local governments in Virginia from reducing the number of taxis. (Sun Gazette) ... How can Centreville be more bicycle-friendly? (Patch)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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