Breakfast links: War on the war on cars
Parking minimums are obsolete: Chris Leinberger says parking minimums are increasingly unnecessary with alternatives like car2go and Zipcar as well as biking and transit. Underground spaces don't pay back their high construction costs. (WAMU)
Pay up, Maryland drivers: Maryland drivers owe
$101 $41 million in unpaid DC tickets. Virginians, by comparison, only owe $19 million. (DCist)
Townsend watch: A driver got a ticket for driving 2 mph UNDER the speed limit on I-95. AAA's John Townsend reasonably points out that's insane. (NBC) ... Townsend confusingly whines about parking tickets, saying parking should be free, but also that it's too hard to find a place to park. Making parking less free fixes that problem, John. (DCist)
Fairfax sneers at PG: Fairfax County's economic development authority head made an offensive crack at Prince George's, joking that it should get the FBI because the criminals are there, basically. Everybody at the meeting was pretty shocked. (WBJ)
Waterfront defended: Alexandria's waterfront plan actually only adds 2% to the allowed building on the waterfront. The current and former planning commission chairs refute several myths about the waterfront controversy. (Old Town Patch, Thad)
Murals popular, except on the Hill: A DC program that invites artists to paint murals on blank walls gets rave reviews for helping neighborhoods, but people on Capitol Hill oppose a mural on Barracks Row. (Elevation DC, Capitol Hill Corner)
MoCo still very dangerous to walk: Drivers struck 5 pedestrians in 3 incidents in Montgomery County yesterday morning (and a 6th in DC). The pedestrians all had the legal right of way. but a police press release
just tells pedestrians to be careful without also reminding drivers to watch out for yield to pedestrians as well. (ACT, Post)
Air travel doesn't break even, either: Why do politicians constantly complain about Amtrak not making a profit while air travel user fees only cover 32% of the cost of the FAA and TSA? (Streetsblog)
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again raised has the most money for the latest phase of the at-large campaign. Patrick Mara raised has the second-most, and returned $1,000 from an anti-statehood, conservative PAC. (Post)
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