Breakfast links: Democracy in action and inaction
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Slow down Maryland Ave:
To make a safer Maryland Avenue NE, DDOT has installed temporary traffic calming
like flex posts and extended curbs. But historic preservation concerns are slowing more permanent fixes like removing lanes. (WAMU)
Gas delays green street:
A $2.3 million "green street" project for Flower Avenue in Takoma Park has been in the planning stages for two years, but may now take until 2016
as Washington Gas wants replace a gas line first. (Gazette)
Hillandale yellin' over Yellen guards:
The security detail for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, who lives in the gated community of Hillandale in Burleith, is upsetting neighbors
by dripping oil from vehicles, having "doughnut bellies," and wearing "ridiculous blue uniforms." (WSJ)
Georgetown could lose gas stations:
Besides the station at the end of the Key Bridge which will become condos, development may replace two other gas stations
, at Pennsylvania and M and Wisconsin and Q. They could fill in pedestrian-hostile spots, but also will make getting gas more difficult. (Georgetown Dish)
Where do the embassies go?:
In neighborhoods with a lot of chanceries, residents don't want more
, but the government doesn't want to restrict embassies much and possiblyinvite retribution abroad. DC wants to steer many to the Walter Reed complex, which will have a chancery cluster. (City Paper)
More tickets in bike lanes:
DC police handed out 4,200 tickets
for parking in a bike lane last year, and are on track to give out about 17% more this year. (Post)
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