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.
- Without a streetcar, what's next for Columbia Pike, technically and politically?
- Transit projects are stuck between people who want to spend less money and people who want to spend more
- BREAKING: Arlington cancels the Columbia Pike streetcar
- The pop-up debate in Lanier Heights pits "property rights" against "neighborhood character"
- Is sidewalk cycling really dangerous, or just scary, like a roller coaster?
- DC will force property owners to shovel sidewalks, with higher fines for bigger and commercial buildings
- A bike-ped trail is in the works for New York Ave NE