Breakfast links: Bike to work today!
Bike to work, avoid dogs: Today is Bike to Work Day. Did you bike to work? This week also happens to be Dog Bite Prevention Week, and the Gazette looks at the intersection of the two and how cyclists can avoid getting bitten.
Bye townhouses, hello parking?: A developer just razed 15 old townhouses to create... a surface parking lot. They're going to build a larger project, Capitol Place, eventually, but haven't got the financing yet. There seems to be no good reason to tear them down until the project is actually happening. The block is just outside the Capitol Hill Historic District. Commenters not the wealth of historic bricks and other architectural pieces now in a pile of rubble. (DCmud)
On New York Avenue: DCmud calls the ATF HQ at New York and Florida Avenues "the worst building in Washington DC" ... A new residential building is coming to 4th and New York Ave, NW (Housing Complex, MV Triangle)
More residential for Tysons: Tysons planners are pushing hard for more residential development, which makes sense as balancing residential and office will best minimize commuting traffic. Alcorn's plan seems to be gaining momentum. (McLean Connection)
Oh great, loud grates: Those streetcar grates are pretty loud, at least when cars drive over them in between lanes, such as while changing lanes. (Frozen Tropics)
Know a hit-and-run driver in Frederick?: A couple are looking for a hit and run driver that seriously injured the husband last year near Frederick. They say the police "downplayed the extent of [the] injuries to the press." (BicycleLaw)
Soda tax? Probably not: Enough DC Council members oppose the soda tax to take it off the table for this year's budget negotiations. Chairman Gray promised to try to find other money to fund Healthy Schools. (Post)
MARC hits a new mark: MARC has set new ridership records, growing 3.5% on the Penn Line, 3.1% on Brunswick, and a whopping 8.9% on Camden. Is Maryland funding MARC expansion yet? (Baltimore Sun)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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