Weekend links: Regulations confuse
Scooter laws trip up: DC has arrested a 64-year-old twice for riding a scooter, because she ignored the laws classifying it as a motorcycle. But the 2nd time, she was trying to deceive police. Mary Cheh has promised to look at the regulations. (NBC4)
Montgomery's uncertain regulations: Montgomery County has many tight regulations, such as a ban on transfats. some have had a positive effect, while the effect of others is unclear. (Post)
Connecticut Ave, illuminated: This November, a section of Connecticut Avenue between Farragut Square and Dupont Circle will have a LED light display in the median, bringing some color to a fairly drab set of blocks. (DCist)
Manassas Park survives debt, foreclosures: Manassas Park, Virginia engaged in a wave of public building at the end of the last boom, and was battered by debt and falling house prices. After several years of austerity, the city is back in the black. (Post)
Oklahomans shift highway plan: Oklahoma City has battled Oklahoma DOT (ODOT) plans to replace an inner-city highway with an elevated near-highway. The opposition has caused the ODOT to revisit their plans. (Streetsblog)
And...: Nashville opens bicycle sharing downtown. (Let's Go Ride A Bike)... 14th and Corcoran NW will get a 7-story mixed-use development. (DCmud)... An Alexandria brewery unveiled a new beer named after June's derecho. (DCist)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
Update: Thaddeus originally led the links with an item about lanes on the Wilson Bridge which turned out to be an incorrect summary. I've therefore pulled that one out of the set.
- 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
- Prince George's County struggles to get trails right
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money