Breakfast links: Share the success
How CaBi went from dream to hit: Capital Bikeshare is such a success, but once it was just a dream until DDOT and Arlington officials made it happen. But before the big success, there was SmartBike. (Slate)
CaBi still tops, for now: Capital Bikeshare still tops the list of largest US bike sharing systems as New York and Chicago saw delays. 10 small new systems opened in 2012. (BeyondDC)
Where's the crashiest: DDOT released a list of the 10 intersections with the most bicycle crashes. Number 1 is 16th, U, and New Hampshire NW. (WashCycle)
WABA looks to close gender gap: WABA raised $11,000 to encourage women to bike. The group plans to use that money for dinners and group rides that will hopefully allay some fears about bicycle safety and cost. (Examiner)
Skyland rolling, now with less parking: The Skyland Town Center development will get a Walmart and apartments in 2016. An underground parking lot was removed, leaving the site with 1,400 above-ground spaces. (Post)
Damascus dry no more: Damascus, Maryland has banned the sale of alcohol for 132 years, but a pizzeria will soon serve beer and wine. Some residents lament losing something that made the town different from others. (Post)
Education bombshells: Were teachers cheating on students' standardized tests? (Post) ... Some parents say school closings will push them to charter schools. (Examiner) ... Charter schools expel far more students than traditional schools (Post).
How divided is DC on income?: Mapping tools let you see how concentrated is a city's poverty. DC looks quite divided, though not as badly as Philadelphia. 16th Street forms a stark demarcation line. (City Paper)
What's up in 2013 transportation: The Post's top transportation projects to watch in 2013 include the Silver Line, streetcars, Capital Bikeshare, and 495 Express Lane buses, as well as highway projects like the ICC and I-66 widening.
And...: One pretty neat infographic shows Boston Green Line ridership as length of station tick marks. (Transit Maps) ... Many New York apartment buildings are offering free shuttle service to subway stops as an amenity. (NYT) ... See a picture of workers installing a streetcar switch at the testing area in Anacostia.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
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28