Breakfast links: Good and bad choices
Silver has support: Loudoun will likely say yes to the Silver Line, with support from young professionals who don't want to rely on cars and businesses who want to attract those young professionals. (Post)
Not an Outer Beltway?: Proponents of a Loudoun-Prince William highway claim it's not the Outer Beltway, but it's still likely to produce sprawl and may cause issues near the historic Manassas battlefields. (Post)
We want buses: Riders want more buses on Prince George's County's Central Ave. and will likely get them if WMATA can find funding. WMATA will also look into adding shelters, benches, and route information at more stops. (Gazette)
Blaze your own trail: One man who was unhappy about biker and walker access from his house in Berwyn Heights to the Indian Creek Trail built his own trail and bridge. A paved trail with similar access is slatted to be constructed this summer. (Gazette)
Fairfax has draft of future bike map: Fairfax is updating its bicycle plan, and has posted draft maps of locations for bicycle lanes and routes. What do you think? Send them comments. (via FABB)
At least we're not Muni: Though WMATA gets tough marks for safety and maintenance, very little can come close to the wretched state of San Francisco's Muni system. Maintenance and long-term financial sense has been sacrificed for short-term savings, leading to one of the worst states of repair in the country. (SF Weekly)
Premade bulbs: Bus bulbs, which can speed buses when picking up and dropping off passengers, tend to be expensive and time consuming to install, but a prefabricated solution from Barcelona can get them in faster and cheaper. (BeyondDC)
And...: The Walmarts on Georgia Avenue and New Jersey Avenue both got building permits. (WBJ) ... The Mall's Screen on the Green lineup is revealed. (Examiner) ... Miniature golf is temporarily coming to the National Building Museum.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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