Breakfast links: More tickets
School bus cameras on the way: Montgomery County will soon install cameras on school buses to automatically catch drivers that illegally pass the bus, and fine them $250. The county already has manual lower resolution cameras on buses, but those are only used for issuing warnings. (Examiner)
Councilwoman gets ticket after all: Prince George's County Councilwoman Karen Toles will receive a reckless driving citation after only getting a warning for going 105 on the Beltway. (NBC4)
More bike lanes: After installing less than a mile of bike lanes last year, DDOT looks to be getting a move on with bike lanes between 16th and Connecticut on Columbia Road NW and between D and I on 4th St SW. (PoP, Garrett, TheWashCycle)
Will PBR be served at housing forum?: Looking to connect with young working professionals, Arlington is hosting a "Housing 4 Hipsters" event to tout income-based deals on housing in a casual, happy-hour atmosphere. (ARLnow, Fitz)
Redskins won't make One City: Wooing the Redskins will not build One City, but rather divide residents. The crime-ridden, control board-supervised DC the Redskins left is not one that needs them back to redeem itself today. (Post)
No cloture, no Mica: The Senate failed to reach cloture on its transportation bill because Republicans wanted to force it to be more like the House bill. Meanwhile, House leaders have pushed John Mica aside and given control of the House's bill to
Bud Bill Shuster, who has a more extreme view. (Streetsblog)
Faster roads bad for cities, seniors: Designing roads to increase vehicle speeds takes up more space than grids of streets, hurting cities, and is less safe for seniors, despite what highway boosters like AASHTO say. (Streetsblog)
And...: The Silver Line will cost slightly less than previously thought. (Post) ... Several DDOT employees live car free. (d.ish) ... A comic has the best take yet on the absurdity of the Lorax hawking SUVs. (Boing Boing)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28