Breakfast links: Senatorial outrage
Photo by KentonNgo.
Mikulski wants a change:
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) lambasted Metro management
for safety and oversight problems at a Senate hearing yesterday. In response, Jim Graham announced that a management shake-up is coming soon. Can Mikulski next please get mad about all the seniors getting killed by cars and insist that regional DOTs do something? (Post)
Coburn "doesn't get bikes":
In strongly-worded language, a blogger lambastes Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) for his constant diatribes against spending stimulus dollars on anything that makes biking and walking safer. That wouldn't be unusual, except that blogger is Ray LaHood
, US Transportation Secretary. (Fast Lane)
Not enough time for peds and drivers:
DDOT added a pedestrian crossing at New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road, but the change created big traffic jams
. DDOT will tweak the timing to try to improve things. (Post, Joey) Any ideas? Some WTOP commenters
suggest a button-actuated signal.
How about an app for that:
Scientists derived the formula
for exactly how long a parallel parking space needs to be for you to fit. Drivers probably can't do the multiple square roots in their heads, though. (Telegraph)
Bike into the office:
New York's bikes in buildings law goes into effect today
. Any building with a freight elevator has to let employees bring bikes into the building. Let's bring the law to DC too. (NY Times)
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