Weekend links: Powerless
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Walmart will bring too much traffic:
DDOT says the Fort Totten Square development, which will include a Walmart, will generate too much traffic
for area roads and has too many parking spaces. The ANC wanted lots of parking. (Heartbeat)
Nader urges little strike for statehood:
In the wake of Rand Paul undermining DC's budget autonomy, Ralph Nader suggests residents arrive late for work
one day each month as a "limited general strike." Will this actually have any impact? (Post)
CaBi strengthens local bike shops:
DC and Arlington bike shop owners initially worried that Capital Bikeshare would cut down on their business, but instead it's strengthened it
as people start biking with CaBi, then switch to their own bikes. (TN)
Young men leave cars?:
Young men, a demographic often associated with American car culture, may be turning away from cars
. Since the start of the recession, young men have driven fewer miles and fewer hold driver's licenses. (Streetsblog)
CUA will reduce parking, then build more:
Catholic University will reduce the amount of parking
on campus, including making the center of campus into a green quad, but then they want to build a new parking lot in what's now filled with trees. (Heartbeat)
Banned intercity buses crowd out Chinatown minibuses:
The closure of 26 intercity bus companies this year has had an interesting effect in New York City: these buses now compete with minibuses in the local route
between New York's two Chinatowns. (NYT)
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