Breakfast links: To the 'burbs
Wealthy cluster in suburbs after having kids: The income segregation problem in America can be clearly seen in places with growing shares of children. New analysis of Census data shows richer Americans love living in socioeconomically-diverse areas until they have kids, when residential location determines school zoning. (WSJ)
Biking heads to the 'burbs: Urban centers aren't the only bicycle-friendly places. Bike enthusiasts may soon head to the suburbs, as suburban-style communities improve bike infrastructure. (Streetsblog)
Design places for everyone, not cars: Car-oriented places force the elderly to forgo safety or lose independence. Shouldn't the built environment accommodate all ages and abilities? (Streetsblog)
ICC's broken promises: Traffic on the ICC has been consistently low, with 18% fewer vehicles than projected. Lack of users means less toll revenue, leaving Maryland to pay bondholders from the Transportation Trust Fund. (Bethesda Magazine, Caps Fan)
Tea Party challenges streetcar supporter's voting rights: A Tea Party group in Ohio tried to take voting rights from streetcar supporter Randy Simes. They claimed his application for absentee ballot was a conspiracy to benefit his employer, even though he never worked on the Cincinnati Streetcar project. (Streetsblog)
More mall at Pentagon City?: Shoppers at Pentagon City mall could see more retail and dining options if a 50,000 square foot expansion wins approval. The proposal includes new street-facing retail space along Hayes Street. (ArlNow)
Metro back to pre-shutdown normal: As expected, Metro ridership bounced back to pre-shutdown levels with a 19% increase in riders since last Thursday. Metro also began using 8-car trains for the first time in two weeks. (WAMU, Post)
New online information hub for DC transportation: Activists, journalists, and citizens rejoice! The Transportation Planning Board has created an online information hub for DC-area transportation projects and documents. (City Paper)
And...: Arlington cab drivers say companies are mistreating them. (WAMU) ... The Tysons Corner boom is beginning. (WBJ) ... DC residents notice a growing rat population in 14th Street corridor. (WTOP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- It's fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations
- Arlington considers using fees to reduce parking
- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"
- Downtown & Georgia Avenue Walmarts open for business
- Rural Virginia leads eastern US in cars per household
- Are our sports spaces serving all genders?
- Good design, lots of parking at Wheaton's tallest building