Breakfast links: Measure by distance
Weight the density: How do you measure a city's density? New York and LA both have about 2,700 people per square mile, but its "population-weighted density" is nearly 3 times higher. (Atlantic Cities)
A limit to noise complaints?: Jim Graham has proposed legislation to limit complaints about bars to residents living within 400 feet. Currently, anyone can file a complaint, with no distinction based on residence. (DCist)
No green light for red tops: After working with Councilmember Mary Cheh on a revised red top meter program, disability advocates aren't satisfied with the bill to set aside some meters for the disabled but charge all people to park. (Examiner)
Will DC welcome tiny apartments?: The first phase of development at The Wharf will include many small apartments, some with as few as 330 square feet. These apartments would be the first microunits in the District. (DCmud)
Light your bike: Daylight Saving Time ends in a few weeks, so make sure you have a white light for the front of your bike, and red ones for the back. In Virginia, you're required to at least have the white light. (ARLnow)
Wear a helmet or you'll look like this: Boston follows the style of anti-smoking campaigns with ads showing a bloodied face to convince cyclists to wear helmets. Does the ad do more to discourage biking or encourage helmet use? (Boston Biker)
More mixed-use ok by FHA: New Federal Housing Authority rules make more mixed-use developments eligible for federally-backed loans, by (slightly) relaxing rules restricting how much of a property can be commercial. (Better Cities)
And...: Metro reveals SmarTrip cards to commemorate the upcoming inauguration. (DCist) ... Atlanta opens a section of its embattled Beltline (AJC) ... A North Dakota radio caller asks the government to move deer crossings. (Y94) ... DC plans to renovate 32 of its 78 playgrounds in fiscal year 2013. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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