Dinner links: On track and on the trail
Controversial Vienna Councilmember loses by 2 votes: Dan Dellinger, who called trail users "undesirables" and then clarified that he meant cars, has lost his reelection bid by two votes. FABB says that the two new members of the Council are strong bicycle advocates.
Single tracking wouldn't work for the Purple Line: At the request of neighbors and the Montgomery County Council, the Maryland MTA studied the possibility of single-tracking the Purple Line. Not surprisingly, they concluded that it really wouldn't work. (Post)
Dulles Rail money on the express track: The US DOT will be giving the Silver Line project $77.3 million of its promised $900 million a little early by using some stimulus money. (Addison)
Lost Washington: The Cabin John Trolley: Walk along the old trolley line from Cabin John to Georgetown. (The New Gay, Craig)
Matthew Henson Trail about to open: Montgomery will open open the new Matthew Henson Trail in Wheaton and Silver Spring this Saturday. (Trail Voice, Ian Edlind)
Kiss & Park for Metro employees?: A Metro employee parks all day in the Takoma kiss-and-ride on a regular basis. After a rider asks him, he admits he shouldn't do it, then keeps doing it. (Unsuck DC Metro)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28
Tue Nov 4