Breakfast links: Off the rails
Metro derails: A Blue Line train derailed near Rosslyn last night. It was quickly evacuated and there were no injuries, only delays. (Examiner)
Diner on the move: The train car that housed the recently-closed Capital City Diner has moved to the former DC Farmer's Market. One of the developers of the Florida Avenue Market purchased it and plans to incorporate it into the project. (Post)
Who are the new residents?: Residents that moved to DC recently tended to be young, well-off, and childless. The District's challenge will be to keep these residents as they start families and remain affordable to the less affluent. (Post)
Farm the roof: Taking green roofs to a new level, one developer wants to put farms on the roofs of the planned Capital Crossing I-395 air rights development. He hopes the small farms will be an attraction for certain restaurants. (Post)
3-foot confusing: Maryland's 3-foot passing law is a mess of confusing exceptions. In fact, the only ones who would likely understand all the exceptions are experienced cyclists who happen to be driving. (WashCycle)
What's libertarian transportation?: There's little consensus among libertarian thinkers on transportation policy. While some think that multi-modal choice has a role to play in a market based system, others think cars are the only way to go. (Streetsblog)
Rental units not all in big buildings: Across the country, more people rent in houses than in high rises, a trend which will likely continue as foreclosed homes are offered for rent. Locally however, thousands of new units in large buildings will come online in the next few years. (Urban Turf)
Barry makes point poorly: Marion Barry compared charter schools to Asian-owned restaurants in a comment at a hearing. His statements about the restaurants created a major controversy recently, but this time he was making a serious point about whether charters should or should not favor local residents. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- Norfolk's light rail choice: Embrace the city, or follow the highway?
- Landover is not the place for the FBI
- A new neighborhood rises east of the river. Is it a sign of change, or more of the same?
Fri Oct 24
9:00 am Urban agriculture symposium
Sat Oct 25
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28