Breakfast links: It's easy being green
Photo from Jack McKay.
Zoo listens to us:
In response to criticism
of closing access from Mount Pleasant, the National Zoo has painted a temporary crosswalk
on Beach Drive and is accelerating plans to reopen the Harvard Street bridge. (Mt. Pleasant DC forum)
Green plan, needs green money:
Maryland and federal officials announced a plan
to clean up the Anacostia, including rain gardens to absorb runoff from parking lots near the river, restoring woods, grass and marsh along the banks, and more. But nobody has the $1.7 billion to implement the plan. (Post)
Planning Department veggies:
Montgomery Park and Planning is creating a vegetable garden
and adding some beehives on its roof to be greener. (The Straight Line) In the comments, Casey Anderson suggests also repurposing the vast surface parking around the building, perhaps as the much-needed Downtown Silver Spring skate park.
People and things bumping cyclists: Another driver intentionally hit a cyclist
on Florida near LeDroit Park. This time the cyclist couldn't get a plate number. In Vienna, a cyclist confronted a driver who the cyclist says cut him off, but the driver denies it. Finally, a Georgetown University bus hit a cyclist, but the cyclist admits she was at fault and is not seriously injured. (TheWashCycle)
Rosslyn's temporary plaza:
Rosslyn will get itself some temporary urbanism
on a lot at Wilson Blvd and Fort Myer Dr where an office building is delayed. It will become a temporary plaza, with tables, chairs, shade canopies and a stage where the BID will program summer events. (The Triangle)
The art avenue:
You might have seen new sculptures in the median of New York Avenue, NW (and a ghost bike as well). The sculptures are the first phase in a program to add sculptures by different female artists
to New York Avenue from 9th to 13th, NW in the next few years. (WBJ)
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