Breakfast links: Newly vital
Wheaton plan on the move: The Montgomery County Council unanimously chose its version of Wheaton revitalization over Ike Leggett's competing plan. The county will build a new Park and Planning headquarters and a new town square but hold off on decking over Metro bus bays for now. (Post)
Dancing in the streets too hard: Expensive and arduous regulations around street festivals may be the culprit that scuttled the Caribbean Day street festival. DC treats the festivals as a source of revenue rather than an economic and cultural boon for neighborhoods. (RPUS)
No bill puts safety at risk: House Republicans blocking a long term transportation bill could be putting Metro safety upgrades at risk, as these efforts depend on federal support. (WAMU)
Pedicab arrest gets ugly: Park Police violently arrested 2 pedicab drivers on the Mall. From accounts, it appears police inappropriately objected to one driver videotaping the confrontation, but it also looks like the driver then forcibly resisted arrest. (TBD)
Fairfax picks Silver names: Fairfax supervisors made their recommendations for Silver Line stations names. They're identical to the staff recommendations, except they changed Greensboro Park to Greensboro and Innovation to Innovation Center. (WTOP)
Christie raided ARC: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claimed he canceled the ARC Tunnel to Manhattan because ohe worried about cost overruns and the state's share of funding. Those arguments were all false, says a new a GAO report. Instead, Christie just wanted pay for more road projects without raising gas taxes. (Streetsblog)
Where has walking gone?: Modern Americans walk very little, thanks mainly to cars and larger distances between places. But that might be changing as more people ask for walkable neighborhoods. (Slate)
And...: Fairfax is still willing to contribute to the Silver Line's second phase. (Examiner) ... The Anacostia River's quality is improving but is still not where it could be. (City Paper) ... A new website compares BRT systems from around the world. (Denver Post, Tom Quinn) ... Does DC have a racial divide? (NBC Washington)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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