Breakfast links: A rising tide
Vote again: The Alexandria City Council will revote on its waterfront plan in hopes that clarifying the zoning will curtail any lawsuits. They also plan to pass the bill with a supermajority, which opponents think is necessary. (Post)
Trinidad on the rise: Only 5 years ago, Trinidad was the site of shootings and police checkpoints. Now it sees rapidly rising home prices even approaching a million dollar listing. But will some current residents be priced out of the neighborhood? (Urban Turf)
Auction heats up: With one day left to go, there are now two bids for the West Heating Plant in Georgetown with the higher bid coming in at $701,000. This comes after almost a month of no bids for the site. (Patch)
Drive people around for money: A new service coming to DC called SideCar will allow anyone with a fairly recent sedan to pick up paying passengers. Passengers would then pay the drivers by way of a donation. (City Paper)
Where the bike crashes are: MV Jantzen created a map plotting the crashes involving bikes in DC based on DDOT's recent report on bike crashes. Though that data is likely not catching all the crashes. (WashCycle)
Where the jams are: By using anonymous cell data and mapping, one study found that specific areas around Boston were causing massive traffic. The study used data that was easily available, and could be used in DC. (Ars Technica, Drake Perth)
And...: The proposed second entrance and walkway at Medical Center moves forward. (Post) ... DC United is optimistic at the prospects for a new stadium at Buzzard Point. (Post) ... Use of public transportation has doubled in Frederick County over the last decade. (WTOP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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