Breakfast links: Rage, rage
Two drivers pull weapons: A Silver Spring woman flashed a knife during a road rage incident on the Anacostia Freeway. A Virginia man then displayed a gun. Both were arrested. (Post)
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."
Brown is out: Michael Brown has ended his campaign to return to the DC Council in the April 23 special election. He says he won't endorse any other candidate. (City Paper) ... Greater Greater Washington has endorsed Elissa Silverman.
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)
CaBi grows: 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)
And...: Marion Barry was hospitalized for low blood sugar (he's diabetic). (Post) ... Learn the history of Columbia Heights at a free lecture tonight. (PoP) ... Jack Evans proposes a tax break for jazz club Blues Alley to move. (WBJ)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Without a streetcar, what's next for Columbia Pike, technically and politically?
- BREAKING: Arlington cancels the Columbia Pike streetcar
- Transit projects are stuck between people who want to spend less money and people who want to spend more
- The pop-up debate in Lanier Heights pits "property rights" against "neighborhood character"
- Is sidewalk cycling really dangerous, or just scary, like a roller coaster?
- DC will force property owners to shovel sidewalks, with higher fines for bigger and commercial buildings
- A bike-ped trail is in the works for New York Ave NE