Breakfast links: You and me and freeway makes three
Interstates, Tube-style: GOOD's latest infographic shows the 2-digit Interstate system in the style of the iconic London Underground map. It really helps to illuminate the numbering system. How about a high-speed rail network looking like this?
Light rail, reversible 270 lanes win vote: As expected, the Montgomery County Council voted 6-3 for light rail on the Corridor Cities Transitway, and supported two reversible HOT lanes on I-270. Councilmember George Leventhal tells WTOP Maryland has to raise the gax tax if it wants to pay for all this stuff. (Post, WTOP)
MoCo Council: Subsidize our roads even more please: The Montgomery County Council is the latest to argue for lower ICC tolls, saying they may "drive commuters off the highway." Kytja Weir has the most thorough article on the issue, including a quote from Ben Ross pointing out that low tolls will just suck more money from other Maryland toll facilities for a longer period of time. (Examiner)
Half a Purple loaf?: Purple Line opponents worry the line might not be completed all the way to New Carrollton, if funding runs out and the state only builds the Bethesda-Silver Spring section. That would be a worthwhile line all on its own, but it is important to complete the entire thing. (Gazette)
Another elderly pedestrian killed: Just days after a driver killed a 76-year-old man on the Mall, another as-yet-unidentified man in his 70s died after being hit by a driver at 34th Street and Cleveland Avenue, NW next to the National Cathedral. Some unnamed ANC commissioner calls the intersection "very problematic." (Post)
LaPicture of LaBikeLane: Transportation for America snapped a picture of USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood studying photos of the 15th Street bike lane. Transportation groups met with USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood, and America Bikes illustrated some points with a handout depicting the lane. (Steve Davis)
Not so gracious parking violators: Rob Pitingolo observes that many parking violators refuse to admit they broke the rules, get mad at the enforcer, and often don't even recognize why parking restrictions exist. (Extraordinary Observations)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- Norfolk's light rail choice: Embrace the city, or follow the highway?
- Landover is not the place for the FBI
- A new neighborhood rises east of the river. Is it a sign of change, or more of the same?
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