Breakfast links: Councilmember wishes
Buses may still come to Ivy City: Mayor Gray still wants to proceed with Ivy City bus parking and will appeal a judge's ruling over Kenyan McDuffie's objections. (City Paper)
Money order ban: Councilmember Mary Cheh looks to ban campaign money order contributions over $25. She proposed a similar ban before, but it got rolled up with a larger ethics reform effort that stalled. (DCist)
Go green to save green: Instead of a large and expensive tunnel system, DC Water may go for a more decentralized, greener solution for its stormwater management plan, involving rain barrels and rain gardens that could even save money. (DCmud)
Plow Arlington: Arlington's Master Transportation Plan has called for plowing Arlington's bike lanes and primary shared use paths since at least 1994, yet Arlington DES says they are still "strategizing" on how best to accomplish this. (Along the Pike)
Long Branch bets on transit: In its new sector plan, Maryland's Long Branch neighborhood is planning itself around transit in anticipation of a Purple Line station. One proposal would require developers to build pedestrian-friendly projects. (Patch)
Count on it: The Federal Highway Administration has issued guidelines on how to count cyclists and pedestrians which should improve the quality of data localities collect. Better data should make getting performance-based funding easier.
People talk commutes: The Washington Post is hosting a symposium this morning on transportation and commuting issues, which you can watch live online. Speakers include Rob Puentes from Brookings, Senator Ben Cardin, ACT's Ben Ross on a panel on transit, Stewart Schwartz from CSG, and at approximately 10:00, David Alpert, Harriet Tregoning, and DDOT bike planner Jim Sebastian.
And...: Dan Malouff has some pictures of a tour of the abandoned streetcar tunnels under Dupont Circle. (BeyondDC) ... WMATA is testing three-bike racks on some of its buses. (PlanItMetro) ... Google Maps returns to iPhone. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- Norfolk's light rail choice: Embrace the city, or follow the highway?
- Landover is not the place for the FBI
- A new neighborhood rises east of the river. Is it a sign of change, or more of the same?
Fri Oct 24
9:00 am Urban agriculture symposium
Sat Oct 25
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28