Breakfast links: DePillis extravaganza
Lydia wins: Lydia DePillis has won a well-deserved award for her Housing Complex blog. It was named best blog among alt-weeklies by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Congratulations! (@wcp)
Kennedy Center shoots for the sun: The Kennedy Center is looking to install solar panels on its large, flat roof. At one megawatt, it would be the largest solar power generator in DC. (City Paper)
DC goes east and up: Construction has been moving east, and into multi-unit buildings, according to a series of maps from DC's Office of Planning. (City Paper)
Blight tax spurs RI Ave proposal: Douglas Development unveiled plans to build apartments in empty warehouses near Rhode Island Ave NE. DC's tax on vacant and blighted properties apparently motivated them to speed up the process. (City Paper)
Give up your seat, guys: Post reporter Dana Hedgpeth, 8 months pregnant, finds Metro riders reluctant to give up their seats. Her story is very similar to our reader Melissa's experience on the bus. (Post)
Take a van to work?: A Michigan company, vRide, is joining the DC area's transport mix. The company claims that its "vanpool" service will take 73,000 area cars off the roads in the next two years. (TBD On Foot)
Entitlement fuels scandals: Petula Dvorak says too many DC leaders feel a "sense of entitlement" to perks of office, which sets the stage for scandals like those recently. (Post) ... David used the same phrase earlier this week.
Philadelphia draws in suburban art museum: The Barnes Museum is moving to downtown Philadelphia after nearly a century in the suburbs. It's a major coup for Philadelphia, which is experiencing a major yet unheralded revitalization. (NAC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Bikeshare is a gateway to private biking, not competition
- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- Cyclists are special and do have their own rules
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money