Morning links: Non-electoral winners and losers
Green Line grows: 6 of the 10 Metro stations with the most ridership growth over the last 5 years are on the Green Line in DC. The only 2 outside DC are Pentagon and Morgan Boulevard; NoMA is #1. (PlanItMetro)
Last call for millennials?: Might cities have just a few more years to attract millennials? This cohort, which has clustered in cities like DC, may be mostly settled within a decade, as millennials get older and raise families. (Governing)
Philly zoning update crippled: A Philadelphia City Council committee rolled back much of the city's zoning update, which would have allowed smaller units and relaxed parking minimums. Councilmembers meddle too much in zoning in their own districts. (NAC)
Civic group vs. ANC in Bloomingdale: Unhappy that one Ward 5 ANC supported McMillan development, the civic association will hold a "vote of no confidence" and hopes other groups will do the same. (City Paper)
Draw boundaries around poverty?: Poorer children are mostly found in a few schools in Arlington. Should new boundaries strive to deconcentrate poverty? (WAMU)
"Idiot" drives on sidewalk: A Cleveland woman drove up on the sidewalk
— repeatedly — to pass a stopped school bus. She got caught, and now has to wear an "idiot" sign in public for 2 hours. (Plus, the court suspended her license). (NPR, Matt')
Phoenix aims to save pedestrians: Like Chicago, Phoenix has set a target of 10% fewer pedestrian deaths each year, down to 0 by 2020. But it has a long way to go: with a low rate of walking, 42% of traffic fatalities are now pedestrians. (Streetsblog)
And...: How many official transit maps have laughing volcanoes? (Transit Maps) ... Metro really should explain why it got Daylight Saving Time wrong. (Post) ... The Libertarian Party wins ballot access in DC.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Out: "cycletrack." In: "protected bikeway."
- Maryland's rural economy depends on its urban and suburban areas
- How well do you know Metro? It's whichWMATA week 33
- Farragut Square's virtual tunnel saves Metro riders time and eases crowding. Should downtown get another one?
- Metro's flooded stations, in pictures
- Violence against our neighbors is an urbanist issue
- Amsterdam plays Spot the Christmas Streetcar