Breakfast links: Rage, rage
Photo by ZORIN DENU on Flickr.
Driver who hit cyclist takes plea:
A driver caught on video intentionally hitting a cyclist and fleeing has accepted a plea deal
for community service and anger management classes in exchange for having charges dropped. (WTOP) ... WashCycle asks
, "What do you have to do to lose the right to drive in this town?"
Cheh wants safety not money:
The New York Times uses DC as the centerpiece
of an article on speed cameras nationwide. Mary Cheh says, "I know citizens sometimes don't believe this ... I don't want your money. I want you to stop speeding."
Only one brain cell open at BOE:
The DC elections board will resend a postcard to all voters
, at a cost of $30,000, after the initial one potentially misled voters to think there was only one polling place. The board's executive director assumed everyone knows that "vote centers" means "early voting centers" and not "polling places." (Post)
Capital Bikeshare set new ridership records, plus more from daily members than annual ones. 48 more Capital Bikeshare stations will start being installed
this week and 8-10 per week after that. There is funding for 20 more beyond that as well. (Post) ... Update: one went in today
at 6th and Indiana.
Fewer new condos:
New condo inventory in the region is down 20% since January
. Only 1,000 new units are coming this year, most in Northern Virginia. Prices per square foot range from $175 in Loudoun/Prince William to $730 in central DC. (UrbanTurf)
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