Breakfast links: Too close to call
At-large up in the air: While most incumbents on the DC Council won easily, the at-large race is too close to call and may come down to absentee ballots, though Vincent Orange holds a slight lead over Sekou Biddle. Meanwhile, John Delaney defeated Rob Garagiola in the Maryland 6th Congressional District's Democratic primary. (Examiner, City Paper, Post)
How long should Dupont take?: Though other transit agencies from Montreal to Moscow expressed doubt that escalator replacement should take 8 months, the extremely complicated work required for the Dupont escalators may just call for that much time. (Post, charlie)
Tangherlini in at GSA: In the wake of a spending scandal that forced resignations, former DDOT and WMATA chief and former DC city administrator Dan Tangherlini will head the GSA at least temporarily. (City Paper)
Anti-harassment campaign kicks off: Metro launched its anti-sexual harassment campaign on Monday. In addition to a website and email address for easier reporting and special training for employees, the campaign features advertisements from Boston's MBTA that the agency is licensing free of cost to WMATA. (DCist)
CSG tries to make PG better: The Coalition for Smarter Growth will hold a forum on what it will take to make Prince George's County better for walking and biking. The event is April 11 and RSVP is required.
Why can't we be friends?: In a surprising move, Georgetown University and neighbors jointly requested more time in the hopes of working out differences with the university's campus plan. (Patch)
Biking could save billions: More than one third of Copenhagen's population commutes to work by bike. If American's commuted in the same rates it would save $17 billion, mainly in health care costs. (Business Insider)
Social network urban planning: A service in New Orleans called Neighborland allows neighbors to plan collectively and have their voices heard by elected officials. The service is now expanding to other cities. (Grist)
And...: The new security barrier at the Department of Commerce Headquarters will have pedestrian seating. (City Paper) ... Towson University's free bike sharing program is a hit. (Examiner.com) ... There are very few condos available in central DC. (Post) ... Tracy Morgan doors a cyclist, then blames the cyclist's dark clothes. (NY Post)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