Breakfast links: Big days for bikes
Millions and millions: Capital Bikeshare is approaching 2 million rides. CaBi hit 1 million rides exactly one year after opening. The second million only took eight months.
Two wheel Friday: How are you getting to work tomorrow? Because its Bike to Work Day and it's expected to draw a record crowd of 10,000. (AP)
How we move: A MWCOG survey finds the built environment affects how we get around. People own more bikes than cars in Logan Circle, and even 6% walk to work in White Flint, showing that investments in land use can shift transportation. (Post)
Stop ugly houses: DC's zoning rewrite will not drastically change neighborhoods, but should it do more to protect the character of neighborhoods by restricting discordant housing that can now be built as a matter of right? (RPUS)
FoBo finally done: Work on the Foggy Bottom Metro station entrance is finally complete with the opening of the staircase after nearly a year of construction. The project replaced the escalators and added a canopy overhead. (TBD)
Height limiting: Sommer Mathis gives a useful overview of DC's height act and the current density and development debates in the context of CityCenterDC. (Architect)
Why part of 14th isn't changing: Several successive developers have tried to buy out the condo owners in 14th and S's 1977 complex, but never successfully, either because owners didn't want to move, thought they could hold out for more, or mistrust the white members of their board. (City Paper)
No legal takers for storefront: A clothing store on 14th Street is closing. Only restaurants want to move in, but zoning restricts new restaurants, so the owner can't find anyone to take over the space. (Borderstan)
Bet you can get there: Want to gamble at the casino opening up in Arundel Mills but don't have a car? It's possible to get there via public transportation. (Robert Dyer)
And...: Sand Box John has some renderings of the Dulles Airport Silver Line station ... Could something like the Baby Cafe in Tokyo, which creates space for both children and adults, work here? (Child Mode) ... The free, temporary art exhibition Artomatic opens tomorrow in Crystal City. (RPUS)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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