Breakfast links: Running into walls
Meridian Hill Park construction. Photo by Mr. T in DC.
Anti-soccer or just generally anti-people?:
The National Park Service fenced off grassy portions of Rock Creek Park
which nearby residents have used for decades to play pick-up soccer. The Park Service has also refused to heed residents' pleas for usable recreation space in Meridian Hill. (City Paper)
Groups want smaller, greener White Flint:
Citizens' associations around White Flint have banded together
to push back on the White Flint master plan
. According to the article, they want a smaller area of development (probably not a good idea), more trees and permeable surfaces (likely a good idea), and more. (Gazette)
Potomac Yard Metro Alternative Analysis:
Alexandria's Potomac Yard working group compares costs and benefits
of various locations for an infill Metro station. (The Arlandrian)
That's not treading lightly:
FOX 5 touts the "environmentally friendly"
impacts of the Intercounty Connector, but fails to note the larger environmental and health problem of induced driving and sprawl (or any mention of the deleted ICC bike trail
). (Stephen Miller)
The Circulator and Downtown BID created some YouTube videos
to promote businesses you can reach on the Circulator. (Matt)
I have an evil twin:
One obnoxious anti-bicycle columnist
linked to another obnoxious anti-bike screed
by a Boston musician named Dave Alpert
, who tags all Boston bicyclists as "self-righteous assholes" because of the transgressions of a few, while claiming cyclists' advocacy for their own safety is just "moral indignation." Then he busts out some self-absorption of his own by criticizing Whole Foods
for not giving him free plastic bags, forcing him to (gasp!) buy some garbage bags. Ironically, davealpert.com and davidalpert.com
are both sites for different musicians, not related to me, named David Alpert.
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