Breakfast links: Winning
Olympics in DC 2024?: Former organizers for the 2012 Washington-Baltimore Olympics bid are considering a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. But the US IOC will have to decide whether to offer a bid for either 2024 or for the 2026 Winter Games. (Baltimore Sun)
Region wins grants: The DC region won $18 million in small grants from the US Department of Transportation. They include several bike and pedestrian projects, value pricing for downtown DC parking, and money for a Disabled Veterans Memorial. (BeyondDC)
Wins for economy, baseball team : Both the Nats and the region's economy are doing well right now, with the economy bolstered by steady government spending and an educated workforce. (NYT)
Britain doesn't want helmet laws: Cyclist Bradley Wiggins, Britain's most decorated Olympian, made a statement supporting mandatory helmet laws but was roundly criticized from both sides of the political spectrum in his country for doing so. (NPR)
On the ethics of bicycling: When you're a cyclist, breaking the law is sometimes the right thing to do, says the original New York Times' "Ethicist." (Ben Ross)
Get low: While New York has the High Line, Helsinki has the Low Line which is a popular bike and pedestrian path running through a gorge originally carved out for freight trains. (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)
And...: Zigzags in Virginia seem to be slowing drivers down at a WO&D trail crossing. (WTOP) ... Austin, Texas, is getting bike sharing. (Austinist) ... Most of east of the river is not Anacostia. (CHotR) ... Georgetown will keep its canal boat a little longer. (Patch)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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