Morning links: Cut off at the tracks
"Vogon" road planning in White Flint: The Maryland SHA may cut off Randolph Road across the railroad tracks when it extends Montrose Parkway. Leaders of White Flint, and neighbors across the tracks, are aghast at the move, which will frustrate creating a walkable, gridded neighborhood. (Gazette, FOWF)
No road to physics: The American Center for Physics won't allow a road connection across the CSX tracks from the adjacent Cafritz property. Without a road connection to the east, the project can't go forward. (Patch)
Why NextBus is often wrong: Riders are frustrated with NextBus errors, partly because 15% of buses don't have transponders. The agency is fixing this and upgrading devices to report locations every 30 seconds instead of 2 minutes. (Post, Examiner)
Examiner felt Post too empathetic: The Examiner's editor says they felt the Washington Post does too much "looking out for the little guy." (Post)
Walgreener than ever: A new "flagship" Walgreens at 7th and H downtown will have a health clinic, fro-yo, an "upmarket cafe," and much more. (City Paper)
How Walgreens could fit in Del Ray: Del Ray might not want Walgreens, but the healthiest local commercial corridors actually do have a few chain stores. And what if Walgreens could bring back an old-fashioned soda fountain? (RPUS)
More MoCo plans: Montgomery planners presented BRT plans to the Planning Board Monday. They want to dedicate 2 lanes on Wisconsin Avenue to buses between DC and the Beltway. (Patch) ... Some County Councilmembers (guess who) don't like the proposed level of density at Chevy Chase Lake. (Gazette)
Vehicular cyclists fight bike lane: Somerville, a city next to Boston, wants a protected bicycle lane, but residents who don't want to lose parking are getting help from die-hard vehicular cyclists who oppose any dedicated bicycle infrastructure. (Streetsblog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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