Breakfast links: Objects in motion
Outside the DC Convention Center. Photo by toniluca.
Exurbs become "gated ghettos":
A gated community at the far edge of the Los Angeles area, 88 miles from downtown and 35-40 miles from Riverside and San Bernardino, has turned into a "gated ghetto"
as banks foreclose and many properties go vacant, while many others become cheap rentals. Not asked: how will the new residents get to work? Will commuter buses get more crowded? (LA Times, Ben Ross)
Ped hit at Wisconsin and M:
A driver hit and seriously injured
an elderly pedestrian in Georgetown last night. Georgetown Voice editor Iris Kim witnessed the accident and said the pedestrian was not crossing with the light. (Georgetown Voice, Scott C.)
Stroll and circulate freely:
, following Ken Archer's experiences
, the Circulator has formally changed its rules
to allow strollers. Only smaller strollers are allowed, and only if the "priority area" is not already occupied by people with disabilities or seniors with walkers.
Give us our squares:
DC Metrocentric laments the sad state
of many DC federal parks' maintenance and asks the frequent question of why small city squares should be federally controlled at all.
Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich (R), who championed the ICC and tried to kill the Purple Line, will run again
this fall. (Post) ... Columnists are fairly pessimistic
about Vince Gray's chances in the DC mayoral primary (Post, Examiner) ... Jack Evans will run for Council chair
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