Breakfast links: Save the shrimp and the parking
Crustacean conundrum: Will the Purple Line harm two endangered amphipod species? A federal study says no, but some Chevy Chase residents have teamed up with an environmental group to challenge the finding in court. (Post)
Old law helps bike lane foes: Alexandria will have to hold several hearings on the King Street bike lanes, after opponents found a never-before-used 1963 law letting them force it before the traffic board and council. (Post)
Bike lane deficit: DDOT figures reveal that of DC's 72 miles of on-road bike lanes, Ward 8 has zero. Figures exclude off-road trails, but include non-dedicated lanes. Ward 8 may be hilly, and was built out in a car-dominant era, but still... (City Paper)
Bye-bye, Blue Goose: An architecturally infamous building in Ballston may not be long for this world. A developer has offered $6 million in community improvements (mostly for the Ballston Metro west entrance project) in exchange for more density. (ArlNow)
High speed = high cost: DC residents are paying through the nose for high speed internet service. A survey shows that the average cost of access in major cities is around $40, with DC's average of $60 a striking outlier. (UrbanTurf)
Bad boys: The DC Council will hold a hearing today to address misconduct by DC police officers. More than 100 officers have been arrested in the past 5 years. (WAMU)
"No parking after midnight?": An NYC-based designer has been soliciting comments on her graphic-based rethinking of parking signage. What do you think? They're certainly a more radical departure than New York's actual new parking signs. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: O'Malley's final state of the state address was largely a victory lap but also pushed for a statewide minimum wage hike. (WAMU) ... FedEx will be field-testing Nissan's new all-electric vehicle for DC deliveries. (WBJ) ... Construction will start next week on a Whole Foods in Riverdale Park, the first in Prince George's. (Post) ... Long trips are the most popular routes on the Beltway HOT lanes. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- Norfolk's light rail choice: Embrace the city, or follow the highway?
- Landover is not the place for the FBI
- A new neighborhood rises east of the river. Is it a sign of change, or more of the same?
Fri Oct 24
9:00 am Urban agriculture symposium
Sat Oct 25
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28