Breakfast links: Stay in your lane
MoCo bus lanes get a yes: The Planning Board endorsed plans to dedicate lanes to BRT on Wisconsin Avenue/
Rockville Pike as well as several other corridors around the county. (Gazette)
HOT lanes' cool reception: Not very many people are using the Beltway HOT lanes. Why? Transurban says it'll take time to get used to them. Stewart Schwartz says designers midjudged demand for toll lanes. Eno's Joshua Schank says you need to price all lanes, not just some, to get congestion reduction. (WAMU)
Parking cents in Bethesda: Ike Leggett proposes raising Bethesda parking rates to $2/hour on the street and making parking lot and garage rates flat rather than varying by number of hours. The Chamber of Commerce wants the county to tax businesses instead of charging more for parking. (Examiner)
Cyclists under attack: Armed men attacked 2 cyclists Tuesday night on the Custis Trail, successfully taking one's cell phone and sending him to the hospital. Police have been increasing patrols after similar attacks on pedestrians. (Post)
Alexandria's "trolley" defended: Alexandria's Transportation Commission doesn't want to cut the King Street "Trolley" bus from 15 minute to 20 minute headways. There was also a request for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the capital plan. (Patch)
What school will go to St. E's?: DC is looking for academic institutions for a tech hub at Saint Elizabeths. The city put bidding for mixed-use development on hold until it finds the right university first. (City Paper)
5333 gets permits: Despite fierce opposition, the Cafritz apartment building proposal at 5333 Connecticut Avenue got permits to begin construction for the matter-of-right project, including an all-glass facade which was pretty universally panned. (WBJ)
Gray: I'm energetic!: Mayor Vincent Gray strongly defended his record on NewsTalk and took issue with Muriel Bowser's criticisms. Political observers saw the beginnings of a Gray re-election campaign. (City Paper, Examiner)
And...: Does Grade DC matter at all? (Post) ... NoMA and H Street get a little cheaper. ... Part of a warehouse in Truxton Circle will be designated historic. (UrbanTurf)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28