Breakfast links: Education woes
GWU considers money in admissions: After reports that George Washington University applicants needing more financial support are moved from accepted to waitlisted in favor of wealthier students, GW officials claimed that their admissions was "need aware" rather than "need blind." (City Paper, WTOP)
Parents try to stay: A growing faction of new and future parents, many who are millenials reluctant to move out of the District, are deciding to give urban parenting in DC a try. Can DC offer these parents enough to not leave for the suburbs? (Streetsblog)
Parents consider leaving: Meanwhile, DC school quality continues to make other new and future parents consider moving out of DC. Parents trying to improve schools from the inside face challenges like racial and class tensions. (Post)
New laws for bikes: DC will likely see new bike laws soon, including easing bell requirements, allowing bikes to follow walk signals, and requiring detours when construction blocks bike lanes. (City Paper)
DC United stadium deal critics gather: Skeptics of DC United stadium deal met Friday and presented their top priorities for making the deal better for taxpayers. Goals are to limit risk to the District and improve employment for DC residents. (Post)
495 Express lanes see lower volumes: Northern Virginia's 495 Express lanes between the Dulles Toll Road and Springfield Interchange are experiencing a slow increase in revenue but lower than expected traffic volume. (WAMU)
New tool to help CaBi: A new app allows Capital Bikshare users to find average trip time between stations. The tool shows the bike trip between stations at 11th and F Streets NE and Union Station was faster than walking or taking the bus. (DCist)
And...: The DC Council holds hearing today on snow removal plans. (WTOP) ... One ANC commissioner confirms Whole Foods will come to Navy Yard. (PoPville) ... Volunteers look to cleanup 2 Alexandria parks. (Patch) ... One candidate to run the planned Prince George's County casino pledges to donate 15 years of profit to the county. (WTOP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- It's fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations
- Metro maps out loop line between DC and Arlington
- Alexandria board rejects King Street bike lanes
- Arlington considers using fees to reduce parking
- Ask Congress to give DC self-rule on building heights
- Sexist Metro ad asks "Can't we just talk about shoes?"
- Downtown & Georgia Avenue Walmarts open for business