Breakfast links: Stop the madness
Use McMillan site to stop flooding?: DC may create catchment tanks at the McMillan sand filtration site to prevent flooding in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park. The planned 1st Street relief sewer may also happen sooner than planned. (Post)
Trade the FBI for the Redskins?: Jack Evans says he'd be willing to let the FBI go to Prince George's if the county will let the Redskins break their lease and move to RFK. But the federal government chooses the FBI's site, not local leaders. (NBC)
Cyclist stabs driver: A road rage confrontation between a driver and a bicyclist ended in the cyclist stabbing the driver in the ribs. Needless to say, this is wrong. (NBC)
Rail yard construction could delay Silver Line : A West Falls Church rail yard, which MWAA is building, is behind schedule; the delay could further delay the Silver Line's opening, currently scheduled for late 2013. (Examiner)
Wards 1 & 2 making the most children: The Census predicts that DC's wards 1 and 2 will produce the most babies over the next decade. The population of school-age children is expected to rise in all but Ward 7 between 2010 and 2020. (DCist)
Development along Lee Highway?: Arlington staff recommend the County Board approve a mixed-use development along Lee Highway. The Planning Commission voted the project down last month, saying a development plan should come first. (ARLnow)
Fairfax wants funds from Pentagon: Fairfax County is seeking $1 billion from the Defense Department to compensate for transportation changes from BRAC relocations. They also want the parking cap at the Mark Center to continue. (Examiner)
And...: GWU will allow students to use their meal plans at food trucks. (GW Hatchet) ... Alcohol sales will be legal in DC on Sundays. (DCist) ... Everyone is excited about Chicago's new bike lane. (Streetsblog) ... Same-sex couples can start applying for marriage licenses in some counties, including Montgomery. (WJLA)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
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