Breakfast links: Coming and going
Boomers are choosing cities too: Dissatisfaction with commutes and house maintenance is motivating increasing numbers of baby boomers to move to urban areas. (Post)
Mark Center, Mark II: The Fish and Wildlife Service may move its headquarters from Ballston to Falls Church. The move would fill office space left vacant by BRAC. (WBJ, Jonathan B)
DC taxis face new competition: Uber announced it will start offering smaller cars in DC, but the Taxicab Commission chairman says they should be licensed as taxis and not as sedans. The ride-sharing service Lyft also launched in DC; will it be able to operate legally? (DCist, TheFightBack, TechCrunch)
How accurate are city growth models?: The classical concentric-zone model of Chicago that showed cities grew from the inside out was accurate at the beginning of the 20th century. But data from recent decades show no clear patterns. (Atlantic Cities)
Build affordable: The DC Housing Authority headquarters redevelopment will not help residents displaced during recent years. Meanwhile, the 25-year anniversary of the first mixed-income development shows income diversity is possible. (Post, Architect)
Tysons was once just a crossroads: Historic aerial and street photographs show the scale of change as Tysons developed from a rural crossroads the edge city of today. (Boris Feldblyum, Jared Christian)
What is necessary for successful cycling?: Ample infrastructure and "strict liability" for drivers have led to high cycling rates in Holland. Meanwhile, in Austin, TX, police are successfully enforcing a 3-foot passing law, like the one in Maryland. (BBC, Teyo, Post)
And...: DDOT's visitor parking permit proposal elicits more reaction. (The Georgetown Metropolitan, Post) ... Work begins on the second phase of the Silver Line (WTOP) ... Think Metro is hot? Then try New York's non-air conditioned platforms. (Atlantic Cities)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Alexandria board rejects King Street bike lanes
- Can we build up around MARC stations?