Weekend links: Jail time
Driver gets prison term: A driver in Washington who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for killing a bicyclist in June 2010 has now been sentenced to 14 months in prison. Is that an appropriate sentence? (Examiner)
Copenhagen's bikes ride "superhighway": Denmark has opened the first bicycle "superhighway". Copenhagen and neighboring municipalities are planning to build 26 such paths, with lengths of up to 14 miles. (NYT)
Improve the whole NEC at once?: Even though the New York-Washington half of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor gets more use than the New York-Boston half, Pedestrian Observations argues that both sections should be upgraded simultaneously.
Unemployment falls in DC: DC's unemployment rate in June fell to 9.1%, down from 9.3 in May and 10.4 in June 2011. Unemployment rose in Maryland and Virginia. (DCist)
Charter Washington Latin to take abandoned school: The Rudolph School in Brightwood, closed since 2008 due to low enrollment, will hold Washington Latin starting in 2013. Washington Latin won a charter school bid for the location. (DCmud)
And...: The number of bears in Maryland has more than doubled since 2005. (Examiner)... An impressive set of aerial photographs of construction projects in NOVA. (BeyondDC)... Washington Area Bicyclist Association is now holding office hours in Anacostia. (CHOTR)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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