Breakfast links: Police work
Stop crime through design: DC police help design new developments for better safety, like eliminating dark corners. However, police generally want brighter lights than restaurants do. (Post)
Photography still not a crime: MPD confiscated a memory card from a camera phone just one day after Chief Lanier issued instructions that they shouldn't do that. Now the ACLU is suing to get it back. (City Paper)
Report bad drivers: An app in development would let people report bad drivers. But would anything happen unless police follow up on reports? (SLTrib, RPUS)
What's the standard?: WMATA has proposed its new standards for car crowding and service levels, and wants your input. (PlanItMetro) ... The standards don't appear to be as detailed as Michael Perkins had recommended.
Good, bad, ugly of Romney's smart growth record: As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney did divert some funding away from transit projects, but he also supported many smart growth initiatives and focused on fixing existing infrastructure. Though his running mate and his party's platform seem less friendly to transit. (Streetsblog)
Types of trails: There are currently three classes of bike infrastructure, but is that enough? Even in the highest class, which consist of off road paths, there are big differences in quality. (CycleMoCo)
And...: Why does Montgomery's interim planning director "hate to use the word 'Smart Growth'"? (Gazette) ... Michael A. Brown has to change some old campaign finance filings. (Post) ... Metro will shut down the Red Line downtown this weekend.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money
- ICC losing bus service in classic bait and switch
- WMATA launches "Short Trip" rail pass on SmarTrip
- Small changes can make walking to school safer