Breakfast links: Walkable, bikeable Virginia?
King Street turns towards peds: Alexandria will redesign the King Street Metro station to improve pedestrian access. The plan will remove some car parking and add bicycle parking. (WAMU)
Bikes not part of a mosaic: The Mosaic District in Merrifield has no facilities for cyclists on roads leading to the area, and obstacles on the sidewalks. Cyclists asked for bike lanes, but cars got all 10 lanes instead. (FABB)
More get on board with Metro: Ridership of both Metrobus and Metrorail rose over the past year, but they both remain below their 2009 peaks. The Red Line accident and weak economy have suppressed demand. (Examiner)
Another taxi app: The myTaxi app is launching in DC. It connects riders and cabs, and lets riders pay by credit card without an extra fee. (Examiner)
St. Thomas mixed-use?: The St. Thomas church in Dupont has decided not to build a new church because the cost is too high. Instead, they will look into a mixed-use building incorporating a new church. (InTowner)
The camera fight to the north: The New York Times editorializes for speed cameras, which the city can't install without Albany's permission. The NY AAA, meanwhile, comes out with a flimsy study attacking red light cameras. (Streetsblog)
Regions aren't equal: American metros have greatly varying rates of income inequality, led by the New York region, whose inequality is as high as Swaziland and Thailand. Greater Washington is one of the more equal regions. (Atlantic Cities)
States opt back in to trail funding: Florida and Kansas, which previously had opted out of federal recreational trail funding, have now joined the 48 other states in welcoming the funds. Kansas even increased its funding towards trails. (Streetsblog)
And...: Someone drove through the center of Logan Circle. (PoP) ... London proposes a swimming commuter lane. (Atlantic Cities) ... Hawaii's former governor came out of retirement to run for mayor against Honolulu's light rail line. (Streetsblog) ... What if New York's Central Park had been just 1 block wide but 3 times as long? (BeyondDC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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