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Path will be too narrow: The Maryland SHA wants to narrow a proposed path on Wisconsin Avenue to 5 feet, even though it is supposed to serve both bikes and pedestrians. The path will also have no buffer along Wisconsin. (Cycle MoCo)
Lanier talks tickets: Last year, pedestrians and bicyclists in DC received 3,500 tickets, said Chief Lanier. Also, starting in December, drivers will have to look out for enforcement cameras at stop signs. (WTOP)
Initiatives face confusion: An elections board lawyer admits that DC's initiative petition review standards are confusing, with different reviewers using different standards. This and other obstacles make it very difficult to get an initiative on the ballot. (Examiner)
Another taxi app: Another taxi smartphone app is looking to launch here. Hailo will help riders find and call existing cabs, like Taxi Magic does, rather than replacing taxis like Uber. The taxi commission has no problem with the business model. (DCist)
Windy City wants safer walking: Gabe Klein released details on Chicago's plan to reduce pedestrian deaths to zero in 10 years through traffic calming, longer pedestrian crossing times, better connectivity. (Streetsblog)
Elevated bike highways: good idea?: London is considering elevated bike highways. The highways could use old railways and might even require tolls. Is this a good idea or a rehash of old failed traffic philosophy with a different twist? (Atlantic Cities)
And...: DC is officially a Walk Friendly Community (Post) ... DC is looking for a developer for Barry Farm. (WBJ) ... The Washington area is one of the country's most diverse. (Post) ... Ever bored waiting at crosswalks? Try playing a game. (Atlantic Cities)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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