Breakfast links: Bridge and tunnel crowd
Image from Wikipedia.
Darkness at end of the tunnel:
Amtrak might have to shut down one of the two rail tunnels
from New Jersey to Manhattan within 20 years, and maybe much sooner. That would cut train capacity across the Hudson River by 75%. (Capital New York)
Build your own bridge:
Developers want to build a multimodal bridge
to connect to the nearby Van Dorn Street Metro and shorten what would be a 1.2 mile walk. (WBJ)
Rework track work:
Metro track work will look different
starting in July with weekend shutdowns starting midnight on Friday night with fewer major disruptions. Track work during the day may also make a comeback. (Post)
Metro for cars?:
Many of the outer Metro stations have large parking lots that attract cars but encourage people to ride Metro. Is this a good strategy
or can we do more to encourage alternative transportation to Metro? (Post)
Turn it on:
5 pedestrians were hit by drivers on Route 1 in College Park recently. There are speed cameras, but they don't operate at night
. Should they? (Diamondback)
Lots of benefits:
If it builds an 8-story building at 13th and U
, JBG will rehab the fields at Garrison Elementary, Harrison Rec, and Westminster park; add a CaBi station at Garrison and bike racks on 13th Street; and more. (WBJ)
Don't tread on my transit:
Should there be an urbanist version of the Tea Party
, to push for local tax dollars to stay local and less federal meddling in planning and transportation? Some say yes, but would it help or hurt inequality? (Human Transit)
Not a bike mecca any more?:Do you enjoy the links?:
Portland was a leader in bicycling and got the moniker "America's bicycle capital," but has the city been "resting on its laurels
" too much? It has no cycletracks and no bikeshare. (Spacing)
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