Weekend links: While there's time
Photo by Old Shoe Woman on Flickr.
MD Senate funds transportation:
The transportation funding bill passed the Maryland Senate
and now goes to Governor O'Malley for certain signature. The Purple Line and various road expansions will get needed state funding. (Post)
A stop for super stops:
Arlington is putting future "super stops" on hold
to reassess the design and cost. The budget had $900,000 per stop, but residents said they didn't even protect enough against rain. (ARLnow)
Keep Arlington in the loop as you bike:
BikeArlington has a handy map
of the "Arlington Loop," the four trails (Mt. Vernon, Four Mile Run, W&OD, and "Aimee" Custis) that circle central Arlington. This makes understanding the bike network much easier.
Anacostia Playhouse gets green light:
Phil Mendelson came up with a way around
the Anacostia Playhouse's zoning problems: get a permit for the work without formally making it a theater, then switch the use once the BZA approves. They got the permit today, and Mayor Gray even signed it personally
. (City Paper)
People want a safer Bethesda:
After a driver hit a mom pushing a baby stroller
and several other close calls in Bethesda, residents are calling for action on pedestrian safety, but little is forthcoming, and Bethesda Elementary has not yet gotten Safe Routes to School attention. (Gazette, Wendy Leibowitz)
Fences get cut on MBT:
MPD tells Met Branch Trail users not to bike alone
after "crimnals" repeatedly cut the fence to the CSX tracks. But are they cutting the fence to commit crimes or to cross to the Metro station
? (ToTville, TheWashCycle)
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