Breakfast links: Moving on
There was history before you: Some (usually white) newcomers to DC don't consider the history of neighborhoods before they arrived, but (usually black) "native Washingtonians" also forget the history of neighborhoods even farther back in time. (Post)
Ride sharing apps meet regulators: California regulators are shutting down 2 ride-sharing apps which let individuals pick up others going the same way. They say the drivers would need to meet taxi requirements. (SFGate)
CEO cuts corners, trees: Lockheed Martin's CEO clear cut nearly an acre of trees on his Potomac estate, in a protected federal easement along the C & O Canal. He claimed the clearance was related to damage from June's derecho. (Post)
Line dead in suicide: National Park Service spokesman Bill Line killed himself Sunday in his DC home. He clashed with most reporters, but they also remember him fondly, as does his LGBTQ Catholic community. (Post)
SHA goes on a diet: The Maryland SHA wants to remove a traffic lane on Kenilworth Avenue near a future Purple Line station and add bike lanes and sidewalks. Officials say they are designing for all modes, not just cars. (Gazette, Ben Ross)
GOP hates cities?: National Republicans have been hostile to cities dating to Al Smith's 1928 presidential campaign and then FDR. However, more moderate Republicans have been able to do well in some cities at the mayoral level. (NYT)
Texas faces high cost of roads: After spending billions on major highway construction, Texas faces an infrastructure crisis, with current funding insufficient to pay for maintenance. Even diverting transit revenues to roads is not enough. (Streetsblog)
And...: Anti-Muslim ads have been installed in 4 Metro stations. (WAMU) ... A Fairfax woman builds a 210-square foot mobile home. (Post) ... Montgomery Councilmember Nancy Floreen wants bike lanes on 16 roads up for resurfacing soon. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Bikeshare is a gateway to private biking, not competition
- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- Cyclists are special and do have their own rules
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money