Breakfast links: We like Mike
The new Michael Brown. Not the other ones.
Mt. P library patrons not going quietly:
Activists protested closing the Mount Pleasant Library
for renovation Saturday. They say DCPL's plans will replace treasured interior historic features with "cookie-cutter" and lower-quality new ones, destroys a treasured sunroom, forces wheelchair users to enter in the back, and more.
A company plans to launch a water taxi
connecting Georgetown, Southwest, the ballpark, Alexandria and National Harbor. They will start with 2 boats and hope to grow to 6, and say the prices will be "reasonable and affordable." (SWDC Blog)
A market-based parking pricing system in Brooklyn created more turnover and more parking space availability. Nevertheless, the local BID complained about the program
because business is down. News flash: It's not because of the parking. (How We Drive)
Lawrence, KS merchants want to let their employees park in prime spaces
in front of their stores, even though there are garages a few blocks away. They say it's unsafe to walk the few blocks, but then why is it safe for shoppers? (PT's Parking Blog, Michael P)
Our brains make no sense:
People tend to think it takes longer to travel north than south
and overestimate walking times while underestimating driving times, among many other psychological geographic errors. (Slate)
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