Breakfast links: Few consequences
Photo by chrisjohnbeckett.
Shot a cyclist? It's OK:
The Asheville firefighter who shot a cyclist in the head because he thought cycling with a kid was unsafe will spend only four months in jail
. A grand jury previously rejected an attempted murder charge, and now the judge awarded a lighter than average prison sentence. (Streetsblog)
Meanwhile, a teen in
Tulsa Austin shot a cyclist with a pellet gun, "saying he hated cyclists," and a Miami driver intentionally hit a cyclist who wouldn't get out of a bike lane so the driver could make a right turn. (Tulsa Alternative Transportation Examiner, Transit Miami) Desire lines of Brasilia:
Brasilia is entirely designed around cars, and six-lane expressways and cloverleafs line their central green sward. Nevertheless, people cross it
, and in the paths visible by satellite you can see the "desire lines" and paths where people found the least-deadly ways to cross. (Discovering Urbanism)
Everybody wants biotech:
Prince George's County wants to get in on the biotech action
like Montgomery. They want to build a "biotech incubator," and some of the possible sites are even near Metro, like Prince George's Plaza. M-Square in College Park is a ten minute walk from Metro, and Konterra is nowhere near Metro. In the long run, they'd like to put a big biotech campus in Beltsville. (Gazette)
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