Breakfast links: Add transit
Everyone wants more transit: 42% of Americans want more transit, vs. 20% who want more roads, according to a recent survey, though transit support has declined since 2007. Even conservatives and rural dwellers prefer new transit. (Streetsblog)
Go express to Tysons: New express buses will go to Tysons Corner from Burke, Lorton and Springfield using the Beltway HOT lanes, starting in January and March. (Post)
Another set of bus changes: WMATA hopes to hold hearings in October on a set of bus service changes, including Saturday Route 79 MetroExtra trips and a number of other reconfigurations and reroutes.
Food trucks get an hour: Arlington police are now enforcing a 60-minute limit on food trucks. Some owners now no longer operate in the county while others are going with food carts, which are not subject to the time limit. (Examiner)
Fix bike routes in OpenStreetMap: Do you see a route on BikePlanner.org that needs fixing? Along the Pike has a useful step-by-step guide (part 1, part 2) on how to add or fix a trail or bike lane in OpenStreetMap.
Bikeshare or bike lanes?: Should cities concentrate resources on a bike share system or other bike infrastructure like bike lanes? Some research suggests bike infrastructure helps more, but it's best when you can have both. (bikepedantic)
A Long time coming: An upcoming study will look at improving or replacing the Long Bridge. It would help Amtrak, VRE, and freight rail, and could even include a streetcar crossing or a bike trail. (BeyondDC)
Tech that could change cities: A Google Ventures partner says your smartphone will replace your car. New companies want to help you rent someone else's bike, find a mechanic, and much more. (SF Chronicle, UrbanTurf, Atlantic Cities)
And...: The Danes make an awesome ad for transit agency Midtrafik's bus service. (Muni Diaries, David E.) ... Are you in the market for a monorail? (IRJ, David C) ... Drivers making illegal U-turns present a hazard for bikes on Pennsylvania Ave. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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