Breakfast links: Suddenly there came a tapping
The Post in DC nevermore?: The Washington Post might sell its headquarters on 15th Street. Could it end up in Virginia? Maybe. (City Paper)
Gandhi's tell-tale heart: Natwar Gandhi, DC's CFO who presided over fiscal stability and also some scandals, will resign in June to be with his "new love," Indian poet Panna Naik. (Washingtonian)
PG schools would purloin your letters: The Prince George's school system would own the copyright to everything a student creates, or any lesson plans a teacher devises, under a proposed new copyright policy from the county Board of Education. (Post)
The facts in the case of M. Driver: A Crownsville resident complains that DC's new L Street bike lane, traffic lights, and speeding tickets make her drive into DC for work unpleasant and cyclists break laws. WashCycle rebuts the arguments; plus, let's not forget the many cars parked illegally in the L Street lanes. (Post, Examiner)
Retail bugs Golden Triangle: With new development sprouting up all over DC, the Golden Triangle (Farragut, Dupont, and Washington Circle area) is having to work harder to attract retailers, particularly larger and higher-end ones. (Post)
The premature burial of pedestrian safety: Pedestrian deaths declined in Montgomery County, but it is not doing enough to solve the underlying problem: the county and state are not designing and operating streets for pedestrians as well as drivers. (WTOP)
Prevents the descent after the maelstrom: Freshly-mopped floors in Metro stations in winter conditions may seem odd, but that mopping actually makes the floors less slippery thanks to a chemical agent in the mixture. (Examiner)
The system of reaching Doctor Tarr: Some officials are pushing for a transit-oriented site for the new Prince George's hospital, but many developers would like it at their non-TOD sites and have some heavy hitters behind them. (Post)
The fall of the house-ownership myth: A Georgetown professor found homeowners appear slightly more engaged in their communities, but the margin is slight, and argues the massive subsidies for home ownership weigh against such policies. (Dizzy)
Quoth...: Departing DDOT spokesman John Lisle give some funny faux facts about the agency. (BeyondDC) ... People seem to have an irrational bias toward cars over transit. (Atlantic Cities) ... Two huge blimps will protect Washington for up to 3 years.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Are public spaces really public when not everybody can use them?
- Cell service in tunnels, junking old rail cars, getting finances in order. Here's what's in Metro's Back2Good plan.
- If racial inequities didn't exist, DC would look like this...
- What happens when people without cars move to places built for driving?
- Metro now has an official plan for getting better in 2017. It's called Back2Good.
- WMATA recommended express bus service along 14th Street NW four years ago. Is it time to make it happen?
- The DC reps on the WMATA board might veto late-night closures