Breakfast links: What does Petworth need?
Bus lanes aren't easy: A dedicated 16th Street bus lane makes a lot of sense, but it's really hard to make a bus lane happen. Still, bus service improvements may be the best and most cost-effective way to enhance transit. (Post)
Build your own Circulator: Everyone's getting in on the Circulator action. Park View DC proposes a Circulator route from Petworth Metro to Dupont. What do you think?
The future of DC retail: It's on Georgia Avenue, according to a panel of developers. Residential developers need retail to make their projects vibrant, and unconventional uses like maker spaces may fill some of the gap in demand. (ElevationDC)
Creepy condo: Some Georgetown residents who oppose a condo building next to the "Exorcist steps" say it's because of the view entering the city along the Key Bridge. But isn't that view of a gas station today? (WTOP, @sharrowsdc)
College Park bikeshare delayed: With the Montreal-based manufacturer of Capital Bikeshare equipment bankrupt, plans to roll out 10 stations and 62 bikes in College Park are "in a holding pattern." (Post)
Blades of steel: The District will be replacing the Fort Dupont Ice Arena with a new $20 million skating facility on the same site, next to the recently completed Youth Baseball Academy. The current structure, built in 1976, is DC's only indoor ice rink. (WBJ)
Black soot: DC's trash transfer stations are located in the poorest, most heavily minority parts of the city. Will DC leaders consider environmental justice when deciding where to place another station? (Energy Justice)
Greenbelt gardens: The original design of Greenbelt included community gardens in wooded areas, but forests have grown up around them. Local gardeners are facing off with preservationists on boundary and management issues. (Gazette)
And...: The average price of a DC home may hit almost $1 million by 2018. (WBJ) ... Simultaneous construction of multiple buildings could overwhelm one street in Bethesda. (BethesdaNow) ... DC's annual "Potholepalooza" will kick off in March. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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