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Ride past 9 innings: Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans promises that the Metro will stay open during any Nationals playoff home games which might come. Evans, however, did not indicate where the funds would come from. (Post)
Parking displaces Wheaton market: Westfield Wheaton is closing a flea market to make room for more parking for the coming Costco. The market hasn't been able to find another spot, and got turned down to use a county parking lot. (Patch)
Eisenhower Memorial delayed: The NCPC postponed their decision on the proposed Eisenhower Memorial. Controversy over Frank Gehry's design and the large metal tapestries has led Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to intervene. (DCist)
How rural is rural?: Prince George's will create a new, more rural zoning designation, which which limits subdivisions to 4 lots. Some property owners want a transfer of development rights program, to allow larger subdivisions. (Gazette)
Bikes on BART: Fridays this August, BART allowed bicyclists onto trains during rush hour. BART aims to double the riders arriving by bike, but bringing on more bikes reduces space when BART is also breaking total ridership records. (Next American City)
Los Angeles, transit city: Los Angeles is embracing smart growth, transit and bicycling, thanks to Mayor Villaraigosa, enough public support for new growth, good weather, and long, straight boulevards. (Slate)
Safer at any speed: A chart shows changes in the highway death rate and in the amount Americans drive. Deaths dropped significantly after mandatory seatbelts or airbags, and also during recessions when people drive less. (NYT)
And...: Ralph Nader wants a presidential debate in DC, about DC issues. (DCist) ... G2 bus service won't return to Georgetown's O and P streets until December. (Patch) ... Money is now available for a 3rd railroad track in Stafford and Prince William for VRE, Amtrak, and CSX. (Railway Age) ... Do construction sites attract prostitution? (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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