Breakfast links: Playoffs?
Playoff costs and benefits: Nats playoff games will cost the District up to $76,000, mainly in extra police around Nationals Park. However, each game could produce up to a half million in tax revenue. (Post)
Don't need parking: The Tenleytown ANC prefers ground-floor retail to parking in a new building, but DC's 1958 zoning code requires a cumbersome special exception. Requests for parking exceptions have recently doubled, as the parking rules become increasingly out of step with the needs of today's city. (City Paper)
Driver hits kids on Walk to School Day: A driver ran off the road and hit 2 teens on Randolph Road during Walk to School Day. Police statements and press reports use tortured language to avoid describing the driver as controlling the car. (Gazette)
Don't walk, says LeMunyon: In a letter, Virginia delegate Jim LeMunyon (R-Fairfax) decries transportation spending on streetcars, bike paths and sidewalks. He wants it all to go to more roads. (Post)
Low income and bikeshare: Bike sharing systems around the country struggle to attract low income riders. While culture and station locations play a role, the biggest factor is that many low-income people don't have bank accounts. (Streetsblog)
Housing list may close: The DC Housing Authority may suspend its waiting list for public housing, as the wait has gotten up to 20 years long. Housing groups say the city isn't seriously tackling its affordable housing shortage. (City Paper) ... Federal housing tax credits are also on the chopping block. (RPUS)
Study sees red: One study found that Virginia red-light cameras dramatically reduce red-light running. When the cameras are removed, drivers very quickly go back to running reds at previous rates. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: Can bikeshare stations be more attractive? (Atlantic Cities) ... You can now grade 5 more DC agencies, including the police and library. (Examiner) ... The vote to have Bombardier run MARC's Camden and Brunswick Lines has been delayed. (WTOP) ... You think your traffic light is confusing? (xkcd)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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