Breakfast links: A high idea
11th Street recreation bridge?: One of the old spans of the 11th Street bridge could become a "recreation bridge", a sort of High Line for DC. There's a meeting on March 28. (TheWashCycle)
Buses rise, rail stays flat: Metrobus ridership increased dramatically in 2011, rising 7.1% over 2010. Metrorail ridership, however, stayed essentially flat. The trends coincide with a national increase in public transit use. (Post, NYT)
Adams Morgan work nearly complete: The root canal that is Adams Morgan's streetscape improvement project is nearing its end, with the last touches to finish this summer. Still, business has slowed considerably in the neighborhood. (Post)
Concerns up the pike: Columbia Pike residents are concerned proposed development along the corridor will simply gentrify it, pushing out low-income families and destroying affordable housing. (Post)
One for the money: Governor McDonnell is still trying to find more road funding, though the most prominent ideas
— indexing the gas tax to inflation or diverting some sales tax revenue — are dead in the Virginia legislature for now. (Post)
Marbury Plaza saga (sorta) ends: The run-down Marbury Plaza apartments on Good Hope Road SE have been mostly fixed up, and rents in escrow have been released to the owners. Some tenants feel there is still a lot of work to do. (City Paper)
More real-time info, please: WMATA has made great strides in its marketing and social media outreach, but it should put the really practical data, especially Metro delays and arrivals, on the air and outside stations where everyone can see them. (RPUS)
How to prevent bus bunching: Researchers have devised a system they say will better reduce bus bunching: Just let buses flow with traffic, and add dynamically timed pauses. (Atlantic Cities)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Without a streetcar, what's next for Columbia Pike, technically and politically?
- Transit projects are stuck between people who want to spend less money and people who want to spend more
- BREAKING: Arlington cancels the Columbia Pike streetcar
- The pop-up debate in Lanier Heights pits "property rights" against "neighborhood character"
- Is sidewalk cycling really dangerous, or just scary, like a roller coaster?
- DC will force property owners to shovel sidewalks, with higher fines for bigger and commercial buildings
- A bike-ped trail is in the works for New York Ave NE