Breakfast links: Caught on tape
Police ticket U turns on Penn: Bill Walsh caught a cab driver on video making an illegal U-turn across the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes... and then an FBI police officer put on his siren and pulled over the driver for the violation.
School buildings to charters: A new DC government website will help charter schools use vacant DCPS buuildings after 16 schools close this fall. All will go to charters, as the law requires, rather than some to city agencies. (City Paper)
Outer Beltway opposition grows: A former member of Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board speaks out against the Outer Beltway. The board delayed its vote at Rep. Frank Wolf's request amid opposition in Prince William County. (Post)
Suburban versus urban poverty: Poverty in America is increasingly moving to the suburbs, especially in places with poor transit. Thanks to isolation and lack of services, that poverty is also far less visible and solutions more difficult. (Atlantic Cities)
Fragile Northeast corridor: A commuter train derailement in Connecticut injured 70 and shut down Amtrak and Metro-North service for days. Crowding on limited bus alernatives shows how much people rely on the Northeast Corridor with little alternative to handle the demand if something goes wrong. (Streetsblog)
Uber still hates regulations: Uber is fighting against another round of regulations, which require using one of several specific payment providers while Uber already has its own. It also doesn't want to send GPS data to the Taxicab Commission. (Post, DCist)
And...: Glover Park residents don't want a strip club on Wisconsin Avenue. (Post) ... Here's where the vacant property is in Ward 1. (New Columbia Heights) ... Pedestrian crashes rise in Montgomery County. (WAMU)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
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