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Tax on downward facing dog?: DC is trying to raise revenue from fitness programs that take place in city-run parks, and try to spread those services out to underserved areas. (WAMU)
Get a pass: DDOT will propose regulations to expand the visitor parking program to the entire city. The program mails a visitor pass to residents instead of having them go to the local police station. (Examiner)
Marines chill on security: The Marine Corps has relaxed its rules for the distance its buildings need to be from the street for security. Its planned new barracks near Barracks Row could now fit in a smaller space and integrate better with the city. (WBJ)
Bikes can be...somewhere: Some Maryland officials are hesitant to use the "Bicycles may use full lane" signs particularly on two-lane roads, opting for a much more ambiguous "bicycles share the road" sign. (WAMU)
Bury the problem: Mayor Gray has formed a task force to look into burying power lines in DC and avoid weather-related power outages. Previous estimates from Pepco suggest it could cost $200 per customer per month. (Examiner)
Let's go to the mall: After a 5-year delay from financing issues, Laurel is converting its mall into a mixed-use town center with 50 retailers and 450 residences. (Gazette)
Not New York: DC is often compared to New York, but are other cities, like Chicago, Ottawa, or even a village in Guinea a better comparison? (City Paper)
And...: China is urbanizing at an astounding rate. (Atlantic Cities) ... Don't try sliding down Metro escalators. (City Paper) ... University of Maryland students save a campus shuttle route. (Patch)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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