Breakfast links: Keeping people from getting hit
Photo by pinelife.
Marlene is making Conn. Ave safer:
The Examiner interviews Marlene Berlin
, who leads IONA Senior Services' pedestrian advocacy initiative and is kicking off a study of ped safety on Connecticut Avenue.
Live in Ward 6? Walk?:
Apply for DC's Pedestrian Advisory Council, which will soon be created. Councilmember Tommy Wells is requesting applications
for the Ward 6 representative. I'll follow up when other Councilmembers start considering their appointments.
Seattleites, panhandler rescue woman on tracks:
When a woman's wheelchair malfunctioned and she fell off the platform at Union Station onto the Metro tracks last week, two tourists and a panhandler
notified the station manager, climbed down to help the woman up, and retrieved her chair. (Post)
That's some delay:
A MetroAccess driver stranded three people
, including a 90-year-old woman, on a vehicle for five hours. WMATA officials won't yet talk about what happened. (Examiner)
Spelunking below Dupont:
Community leaders and reporters including Katherine Shaver got to tour the old trolley tunnels
under Dupont Circle. Arts groups are still interested in bidding for the space. (Post)
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