Breakfast links: Bills, bills, bills
Photo by drpavloff on Flickr.
Marijuana bill blossoms:
It looks like there are enough signatures to put a marijuana legalization bill
on the DC ballot in November. One congressman vows to block it, citing safety of children above DC home rule. (WTOP)
Democrat Richard Sullivan and Republican David Foster won a special primary
on Sunday for the Virginia House. If elected, Foster vows to push for a referendum on the "impractical and unaffordable" Columbia Pike streetcar. (Post)
BIDs on roads:
A new bill means BIDs could take over some road maintenance in DC
, amidst poor 311 response to potholes. Mary Cheh believes that the BIDs can translate success with public spaces to roads. (DCist)
Charter school "cannibalism"?:
Plans to open a charter across the street from a comparable public school have led Chancellor Kaya Henderson to call for better coordination in school planning
to avoid "cannibalism". (Post)
The US House proposed to cut all funding for St. Elizabeths
in 2015, further fueling fears that the project will not be completed. But will the surrounding Congress Heights neighborhood actually miss the project
if it doesn't happen? (WBJ, City Paper)
Are cyclists engaging in more dangerous activities than other road users or is this perception based in a lack of familiarity
? Would getting more people on bikes help with this perception? (Gizmodo)
Japan is looking to build a $90 billion maglev line
between Tokyo and Osaka. But are 310 MPH speeds worth the price worth when both cities will be getting smaller when the line opens? (CityLab)
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