Breakfast links: One lane battle ends, another begins
Alexandria bike lanes move forward: In a unanimous vote, the Alexandria city council approved the compromise plan for King Street, which will add bike lanes and pedestrian crossings, while also retaining some parking spaces. (Post)
Long road for bus lane: Pressure is mounting for a dedicated bus lane on 16th Street, but many (including AAA) will fight losing any space for single-passenger cars. DDOT's Sam Zimbabwe says a potential lane is years away. (Post)
Residents demand lower speed limits: A week after a woman was killed by a truck driver in Arlington, over 100 neighbors met to discuss safety, including speed bumps and lower speeds in residential neighborhoods. (ArlNow)
Why Metro? Why now?: Metro service has grown as the region has grown, but will flatten out in the future. We need to keep up transit growth to maintain economic strength, say Metro planners. (PlanItMetro)
Freeze for Route 460: Virginia was spending $20 million a month just to keep a private partner "mobilized" even without any progress on a project on US-460 which the Army Corps of Engineers say may never pass environmental muster. Should the state Commonwealth Transportation Board have asked more questions? (Bacon's Rebellion)
What's next for the Lorton dump?: The company running a construction-debris landfill in Lorton is asking to keep it open, despite promising residents it would close by 2018. How will the county decide between local residents and a broader need? (Post)
When will Fenton Village spring?: Development has transformed Silver Spring, but Fenton Village, just to the south, still has many vacant buildings and lots. What will it take for long-promised projects there to get going? (araspberry, Erik W.)
Where the inequality isn't: The Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick sub-metropolitan area has some of the lowest inequality among US metro areas, but is that just because most of the region's poverty is outside of it? (Atlantic Cities)
And...: Metrobus is only running very limited service due to the snow; Metrorail is running normally. Many roads are treacherous. (Post) ... The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority wants input about the W&OD trail. (FABB) ... Rushern Baker proposes opening more libraries in Prince George's County on Sundays. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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