Breakfast links: Different opinions
Approaches to cameras: Tommy Wells suggests reducing speed camera fines to $40 and red lights to $75. Drivers could get smaller tickets for 6-10 mph over the limit after a warning. Yvette Alexander, meanwhile, has no problem with camera fines being high or even higher, and Chuck Thies opposes any reduction. (DCist, City Paper, NBC Washington)
Pennsylvania Ave. in danger, or not?: The Cultural Landscape Foundation has named Pennsylvania Avenue one of the nation's most at-risk historic sites, citing some areas of poor upkeep. Mike DeBonis disagrees, countering with some good areas of Pennsylvania Avenue, like the cycle track. (WAMU, Post)
The at-large candidates talk parking: David Grosso wants smaller residential parking zones, while Michael Brown wants DC to spend a lot of money on municipal parking garages, they said at a debate for the at-large race. Meanwhile, Mary Brooks Beatty recycled the tired "war on cars" theme. (Patch)
A brief history of bumpy tiles: The bumpy tiles at Metro stations help keep the visually impaired safe, but nearly a quarter of stations don't have them. Their installation took decades and included an ill-fated attempt to use infrared sensors. (Examiner)
Hill East in smaller bites: DC is looking for developers for two parcels of the Hill East site nearest the Stadium-Armory Metro. Previous attempts to develop the area all at once have failed. (WBJ)
Montgomery planners are open: Meet Montgomery County's planners, see their planning lair, and hear about projects at an open house tomorrow. Matt Johnson will be working from 11:30 to
2 1, so stop by and say hi!
The train of Versailles: One Paris rapid transit train is now decorated to look like the Palace of Versailles, giving riders a luxury experience. What would you decorate a Metro train to look like? (Atlantic Cities)
And...: See the parts of the country that use the most oil. (Sierra Club, charlie) ... Microsoft is one of 3 firms still in the running to anchor St. Elizabeths. (WBJ) ... Tysons Corner may drop the "Corner." (WTOP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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