Breakfast links: People out and about
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Myers blames the victim:
An Examiner article about the impact of iPods on pedestrian crashes
makes no mention of any element of driver responsibility in recent tragic crashes, relying entirely on unnamed "witnesses" and one-sided AAA quotes with no mention of any responsibility, even partially, by drivers. (Examiner)
One Texas town trying to stamp out cycling:
A Texas man was arrested for commuting to work by bicycle
. He was riding in the right-hand lane on a four-lane, 30-mph surface street but was arrested for "impeding traffic." He does not own a car and cycling is his only means of transportation. (Let Him Ride, Matt')
Arguing numbers on the Gaithersbungle:
Supporters and opponents of the Gaithersburg West project hotly dispute the numbers
behind the project, from how much money it will really bring to whether the ensuing traffic is too great or not. (Post)
Wisconsin ripe for a streetcar?:
The Examiner discusses efforts to add a Wisconsin Avenue streetcar
to DC's plans. A streetcar would draw many riders, but no real new development. Some residents, of course, say it would "ruin the neighborhood."
Opponents of redeveloping an Arlington church to include affordable housing are suing to stop the project
, alleging the County's subsidies are excessive and fighting the way the two will share an entrance (Post) ... Residents of Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn say a school expanding into its rear parking lot will destroy the very character of the neighborhood
, even though parking lots aren't in character either (Brooklyn Paper via How We Drive
) ... The Town of Chevy Chase wants to change development rules
possibly to specifically stop a three-house plan on a large vacant lot. (Gazette)
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