Breakfast links: Stay safe
Photo by Elvert Barnes on Flickr.
Walk safe in Fairfax:
In time for spring, Fairfax County Police have started stepping up pedestrian safety enforcement
. Police will ticket drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians and fine pedestrians who don't use the crosswalk. (WTOP)
Metro Transit Police take on average 9 minutes to respond to a call
, more than double what it takes BART's officers. WMATA wants to improve that time, though it may be difficult over such a large system. (Examiner)
Going off the rails:
An out of service Metro train derailed
coming out of the Brentwood rail yard. There were no injuries, but the incident did create minor delays. (Post)
Georgetown wants the streetcar:
Georgetown University wants the streetcar to go to its campus
, not just stop at the waterfront; this is a less insular attitude than the university has had in the past. Joe Sternlieb of the BID also would like to see it have dedicated lanes to move faster. (Patch)
BID up Southwest:
Southwest DC might get a business improvement district
that would cover the entire quadrant west of the river and focus on bringing special events in an effort to enliven the neighborhood. (City Paper)
No-no go-go for park?:
Mayor Gray wanted a lively park with music
to honor Chuck Brown. Nearby residents are happy to honor Brown, but not so sure about the people and noise (and maybe crime) an outdoor amphitheater would bring. (Post)
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