Breakfast links: Sorry
Barry offends, apologizes: Councilmember Barry apologized for offending Asian-Americans after a day of criticism for his Tuesday remarks. He had disparaged Asian-Americans for "coming in" to Ward 8 and "opening those dirty shops." (DCist, Post)
Old Town Theater may stay theater: When we reported that Alexandria's Old Town Theater was likely to become retail space, a number of residents said they would have patronized the theater but for its mismanagement. The new owner heard this, and now may resurrect the theater, or at least will preserve the marquee. (AlexTimes)
Riverwalk to open 24-7: Confirming the preliminary hints we heard before, the Navy Yard will now leave the Anacostia Riverwalk open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, starting April 12, though they may close it for special Navy Yard "operations." (JDLand)
Recall effort dies quietly: The nascent effort to recall Mayor Gray and Chairman Brown has been suspended. Organizers hope ongoing probes into campaign efforts might ultimately oust the two anyway. (Washington Times)
Youngsters ditch car for bike: The car is no longer an attractive option for America's young people. Driving is down 23%, and bicycling is up 24% over 11 years ago - an incredibly rapid shift. Transit use, too, is increasing. (Streetsblog)
Smart growth LA: The Los Angeles region approved a major 25-year plan to improve transit and walkability across Southern California. Half the $524 billion in funds will go to transit projects, and bike/ped funding will triple to $6.7 billion. (CP&DR)
Animated history of the T: We have our animated history of Metrorail. Vanshnookenraggen has created a similar animation showing Boston's T growing (and sometimes shrinking) over time.
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Google Maps OpenStreetMap in watercolor. (Stamen Design) ... Arlington and Alexandria insist they are getting along just fine on Route 1 transit. ... Newport News Shipbuilding has 6,000 bikes. (Virginia Business via FABB)
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- The Obama administration says zoning is at the heart of some huge economic problems
- How Barcelona gets bicycling right
- On Thursday, the WMATA board heard about why Metro keeps catching on fire. Then on Friday, Metro caught on fire.
- Adams Morgan could get more housing and preserve its plaza, too. But it probably won't.
- This square in Philadelphia is everything DC's Franklin Square could be