Breakfast links: Emancipation
Photo by Travelin' Librarian on Flickr.
A competitive general?:
The November election in DC is often a forgone conclusion with Democrats cruising to victory, but might that not be the case this year
with many dissatisfied voters? (Examiner)
Reason TV blames Metro's escalator troubles on in-sourcing maintenance 20 years ago
that stifled competition. But they forget that the escalators are now 20 years older, difficult to maintain, and Metro still uses some contractors. (Post)
Taxes broken less often:
In 2011, the District handed out fewer tax breaks
to individual developments, perhaps because of new rules that demand more justification. (DCFPI)
Before the Old Post Office was old:
Now the Old Post Office Building is slated to become a hotel, but its future was not always so certain
. A post office for 15 years, the building became a target for multiple plans to tear it down. (Streets of Washington)
Bikeshare goes Hollywood:
LA will get a privately funded bikeshare system
with 4,000 bikes over 400 stations. The stations will concentrate in 4 neighborhoods: downtown, Hollywood, Venice Beach and Westwood. (Atlantic Cities)
Did sidewalks add to Trayvon tragedy?:
The design of Sanford, Florida, makes anyone who is walking seem like a suspicious character
. With good sidewalks and places to walk, there might have been "eyes on the street" that would have prevented Trayvon Martin's death. (Boston Globe, Ben Ross)
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