Breakfast links: Semi-secret plans
Whitehurst teardown back?: Foggy Bottom Association President Asher Corson says COG is again studying removing the Whitehurst Freeway. FBA opposes the idea, as it did last time.
Secret plan to fix Metro today: Today's WMATA Board meeting will include David Gunn's assessment of the problems with Metro, but given in secret as we discussed earlier. Some Board members say they hope to be able to share Gunn's findings following the report. (Get There)
Even more bike lane details: The Post gets more details on the Pennsylvania Avenue and I and L bike lanes: On I and L, cyclists will mix with left-turning traffic near intersections; on Penn, cyclists will turn on green while drivers will wait for left arrows. Thankfully, the Post assigned Ashley Halsey and not Lisa Rein to write the article, yielding many facts and little alarmism.
Know any great candidates?: The Montgomery County Council has extended the application deadline to try to get more candidates for Planning Board chairman. Know anyone? Joe Alfandre, Planning Board member and New Urbanist Kentlands developer, has been good on the Board so far and did apply. (Post)
Gaithersbungle looms: Decision time is coming up for Gaithersburg West. Johns Hopkins released renderings of their plans, and opponents are ramping up. The cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg both oppose the plan as presented. To recap, it has way too many grade-separated interchanges and dubious transit mode share in a "neverland" fake-city that won't really be walkable. (WBJ, Examiner, MPW)
2 hours isn't enough: John Kelly's readers are finding 2-hour parking limits problematic as DC extends meter hours into the evening. That's a good argument for a real performance parking system instead of arbitrary limits. Kelly also gets on board with more credit card meters. (Post, Michael P)
More food for all: There's going to be a new community garden in Shaw, behind Bread for the City. They're looking for volunteers to help prepare the land on Saturday. (DC Food For All)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28