Weekend Links: Take a gamble
MGM comes to the Potomac?: MGM may open a casino at National Harbor. MGM is talking with lawmakers, but wants Maryland to give it a break on the state's higher casino taxes. (Post)
CaBi users not wearing helmets: 70% of Capital Bikeshare users don't wear helmets, but Capital Bikeshare is also really safe and some evidence shows having more cyclists around does more for safety. Still, it's always better to wear a helmet! (DCist, WashCycle)
Bhatt talks pedestrian safety: In one of his final posts, TBD On Foot's John Hendel interviews Neha Bhatt, head of DC's Pedestrian Advisory Council, about pedestrian safety and what steps DC can still take to make streets safer.
FBI informant runing for Council: Leon Swain Jr., former DC taxi Commission chair and FBI informant, will run for DC Council at-large in November. His cooperation with federal investigators contrasts with the recent charges against councilmembers. (Post)
IZ still a trickle: A status report on DC's inclusionary zoning shows still relatively few units, partly because many projects were approved before IZ went into effect and partly because it doesn't apply where there's no density bonus. (City Paper)
Prince George's Plaza gets density: In the latest major project beside a Metro station, a developer at Prince George's Plaza is beginning to redevelop a 25-acre parcel which may ultimately have 2,500 units. (DCmud)
Am I condemned to gentrify?: A New York City native examines the complexity of gentrification in an age of downward social mobility and a return to the urban core. If she were not to be a gentrifier in Harlem, where would she live? (Atlantic Cities)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- PG planners propose bold new smart growth future
- Prince George's County struggles to get trails right
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger