Breakfast links: Stay safe
Dangerous intersections: DDOT has released its list of the most crash-prone intersections for bikes and pedestrians. 14th and U NW was the most dangerous for bikes, and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Howard Road SE saw the most crashes involving pedestrians. (DCist)
Bad scheduling kills door bill: Virginia's dooring bill failed in committee possibly thanks to the fact that a third of the committee did not vote. 4 likely yes votes from Northern Virginia were at other committee meetings. (Post)
Communication breakdown: Metro officials admitted that miscommunication played a role in making it harder to help passengers stranded on a Green Line train late last month. (Post)
Don't play favorites: Some other county officials are not happy about what they think is WMATA favoring Prince George's County in the bidding for the new FBI headquarters. (Post)
A very particular set of skills: Do you have the skills it takes to ride Metrorail and Metrobus? DCist has a list of abilities to speed your commute, like being able to quickly add money to your SmarTrip card and knowing where the station exit is.
Don't dis Anacostia: Nikki Peele has responds to everyone who tweets derogatory, and often ignorant, things about Anacostia or "southeast DC." (CHOTR, Terry Scott)
And...: Mayor Gray wants to increase DCPS and charter funding by 2%. (Examiner) ... Scaffolding will go up around the Washington Monument as early as next week. (DCist) ... Think you know DC's neighborhoods? Try this game. (Click that 'Hood)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- As DC has grown, so has its racial prosperity gap
- 8 ways to make it easier to walk around North Bethesda... or anywhere, really
- Pedestrian tunnels would not make DC's streets better for walking
- Why can't Metro label escalators "walk left, stand right" or label where doors will stop on the platform?
- When the Metro first arrived in Shaw and Columbia Heights, they were far different than they are today
- A DC law that was terribly unfair to cyclists and pedestrians will soon be a thing of the past. Let's thank the DC Council.