Breakfast links: Save the shrimp and the parking
Photo by NOAA Great Lakes... on Flickr.
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)
Shielding black boxes:
Two senators have introduced a bill
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)
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)
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