Breakfast links: Stand still or move forward?
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Pay-by-phone arrives in Alexandria:
The City of Alexandria joins DC and Montgomery County by launching a new pay-by-phone smartphone app
, allowing residents and visitors to pay for parking via their personal smartphone device. (WBJ)
Huge gains in DC biking:
Cycling is growing fast in DC
, with the number of bike commuters up 445% since 1990. DC's rapid bike-culture growth is 3rd in the nation, only behind Chicago and Detroit. (Streetsblog)
Vote on a living wage?:
A coalition of local clergy, union leadership, and other activists are pushing to get the minimum wage hike
on the ballot for November 2014. The group must collect 23,000 signatures to accomplish this goal. (Washington Times)
A better bike map?:
A biking and mapping enthusiast in San Francisco created a set of maps
to help cyclists get around San Francisco. The maps look a lot like a map of transit infrastructure, intentionally. (Atlantic Cities)
A new Shaw:
The Shaw neighborhood has seen big changes
around the O Street Market since a high-profile shooting in 1994. Crime is down and rents are up, but what of the old neighborhood will remain? (Post)
Deeds stabbed, son shot:
The son of former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds stabbed his father
and killed himself, news reports are saying. Gus Deeds had been hospitalized
Monday, but "released because because no psychiatric bed could be located across a wide area of western Virginia." (NBC4, Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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