Breakfast links: Hate-based policy arguments
Photo by Seabamirum.
Kornheiser for manslaughter:
Radio shock jock Tony Kornheiser responds to Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane plans by recommending people hit them with cars—"pop them a little bit." He also says, "last time I looked the roads were made for automobiles," a remarkably ignorant but unsurprising belief. (WashCycle)
Big government sprawl:
Yet another "libertarian" argues that sprawl is actually good
and the result of a free market. Liberals
debunk, citing again the many government restrictions that force suburban land use patterns. Why don't libertarian leaders argue for removing all restrictions on density in single-family neighborhoods? Heather Horn thinks
these guys actually hate liberals more than they hate government. (Matthew Yglesias, The American Conservative, The Atlantic Wire)
No TOD for the House:
Matt Yglesias is persistently irritated
that the Architect of the Capitol continues to use the block immediately next to Capitol South Metro for massive surface parking. (Gavin)
Walker is a rider:
New Washington Capitals right wing Scott Walker rode the Metro to Monday's game
. (D.C. Sports Bog) ... Since Walker rides, does Boston Bruin right wing Michael Ryder walk to games?
Annandale could get a "sense of place":
A Fairfax County plan would help Annandale become more of an "urban village"
, using form-based codes to encourage street-facing buildings with rear or underground parking and incentives for affordable housing, community space, or transit facilities. (Around Annandale, mooniker)
VDOT: Offramp or bust:
Even Froggie, a self-described "road geek," is exasperated with VDOT
which is resisting studying alternative sites for an offramp except right through Alexandria's Winkler Preserve. As with I-66, their strategy seems to be to focus on one idea and try to ram it through unless local officials force them to do otherwise.
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