Breakfast links: Where the sidewalk's too small
Photo by urbanbohemian on Flickr.
Popular food truck spots in peril:
Proposed regulations to limit food trucks where sidewalks are narrow
could block them in some of the most popular locations. DDOT has promised to grant waivers, but the food truck association is skeptical. (Post)
Voters call for light rail in Virginia Beach:
Voters approved expanding
Norfolk's The Tide light rail system into Virginia Beach. The city had purchased a former rail line for this purpose before the ballot initiative passed. (Virginian-Pilot)
Will aging boomers bring down car usage?:
How will the coming retirement of aging boomers affect vehicle miles traveled
? If this generation abandons its cars and moves to more transit-friendly locations, it could have a major effect on transportation. (AP)
DC area turns towards transit use:
According to new Census data, transit use in the DC area has risen more quickly than population growth
over the past decade. The region's transit commuting share rose from 14.6% in 2000 to 19.4% in 2011. (PlanItMetro)
Puerto Rico, DC statehood link?:
Residents of Puerto Rico voted to become a state
in a non-binding referendum last week; might the effort relate to DC's? Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't hopeful
about linking DC and Puerto Rico statehoods. (DCist; WJLA)
"Mega" recreation centers?:
The Leggett administration plans to build 4 "mega centers" for recreation
instead of the traditional smaller and more numerous ones. (Examiner) ... Is that more efficient or will it force more driving?
Charges in cyclist assault:
A driver is charged with assault
after he yelled at a cyclist, swerved and allegedly hit the cyclist, and was caught on camera. Police initially said they wouldn't file charges, but prosecutors ultimately did. (Washington Times)
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