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Myth zone: Another email from zoning rewrite opponents spreads more alarm on neighborhood listservs, but inflates the danger of accessory units and the likelihood anyone would build extremely low ceilings. (City Paper)
DC homelessness rises?: While the region's homeless population decreased overall, DC has more homeless residents, says a COG study. But some regional officials think the numbers aren't correct. (Examiner)
Head of the class: A group of MBA students came up with several recommendations to improve Metrobus, including a device similar to an E-ZPass that would allow passengers to board at the back without swiping their SmarTrip card. (Examiner)
2% is not enough: A recent poll showed 80% of Americans want to increase federal funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure. But most only favored an increase after being told that only 2% of transportation dollars go to such projects. (TBD)
Too neglected to fix: Douglas Jemal bought some vacant buildings in 2003, covered them with a giant advertisement, then let them deteriorate. Now, he wants to tear them down because they're in such bad shape. A pending landmark application might have saved them, but it might now be too late. (City Paper)
Trees and more change: Historic satellite photos show how DC's tree cover has changed. Some roadways in 1951 had so much tree cover you couldn't see the road from the air, but lost much of it since. (Casey Trees)
Art in Alexandria: Alexandria considering a public art policy which would raise funds from the city's capital budget as well as new development permits. The city will make a decision on the program in September. (Patch)
And...: Car2go pays $2,890 a year for a zone 9 parking permit, which allows their cars to be parked in any zone. (Post) ... Bethesda is getting more bike parking. (Post). New York's bike sharing overage charges are the highest in the world. (Transportation Nation)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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