Weekend bonus links: West coast, east coast
"War on cars" fake in Seattle: A Seattle poll found that most voters are totally fine with bike lanes, despite a lot of "war on cars" rhetoric from the local paper. Will the "war on cars" trope ever die? (The Stranger, Atlantic Cities)
What might have been in LA: Los Angeles voters rejected a $133 million ballot measure for a subway system in 1925. What would LA be like if that, or many other "unbuilt Los Angeles" proposals, had become reality? (LA Times)
David, elsewhere: I talked about DC taxis and credit cards on WTOP radio, and did a Q&A on WMATA's strategic plan with the Wall Street Journal.
McDonnell fails Freakonomics: Freakonomics agrees that Governor Bob McDonnell's plan to eliminate the gas tax is freakishly bad. (Thad)
Leggett says he's for Bethesda entrance: Ike Leggett's spokesperson says he's not against the Bethesda Metro south entrance. He just doesn't want to build it before the Purple Line, and says it's more expensive to build on its own. (BethesdaNow)
Cubic buys NextBus: Fare payment technology company Cubic, which provided WMATA's current fare system, bought NextBus, Inc., the real-time bus prediction company. What does this mean for open data?
And...: Why do voters have to approve downtown streetcars in a referendum and not more expensive suburban highways? (New Urbanism) ... Is America a walking disaster? (Atlantic Cities) ... Want to run Prince George's zoning update? (Planetizen)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- PG planners propose bold new smart growth future