Breakfast links: Higher (power, costs, buildings)
Pope likes transit (not gay marriage): Jorge Mario Bergoglio, formerly Archbishop of Buenos Aires and now Pope Francis I, rode the bus in his home city.
Wait longer for College Park CaBi: Capital Bikeshare in College Park hit a snag when Alta's costs turned out higher than expected since stations are more distant from the rest. (Diamondback)
Do height right: Instead of just slightly increasing the height limit, maybe it should go away entirely in select areas, like the southern Green Line or near the Maryland border, but have design review for any building above a certain height. (City Paper)
Working overtime: WMATA workers clocked $12.7 million more overtime than budgeted in the second half of last year. This suggests more workers are needed for various maintenance projects across the system. (Post)
Population boom continues more quietly: The Washington region's population is still growing, but just not as quickly as recent years. More cities are growing faster as the rest of the country recovers from the recession. (Post)
Bad review for new map: Cameron Booth, the winner of our "Redesign the Metro Map" contest, is really not a fan of the proposed changes to fit the Silver Line into the map.
Mixed uses stop crime: Mixed-use zoning appears to reduce crime, likely thanks to more eyes on the street and more hours of activity. Perhaps zoning discussions should include impact on crime in addition to impacts on infrastructure? (Atlantic Cities)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Redeveloping McMillan is the only way to save it
- Endless zoning update delay hurts homeowners
- Vienna Metro town center won't have a town center
- DDOT agrees to repave 15th Street cycle track
- Residents organize for positive change in Bluemont