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Photo by Caron Whitaker, America Bikes
Metro will soon release
the first "vital signs report" tracking progress against various goals (Examiner) ... They are casting a wide net
to find a great GM candidate, including great managers without a transit background (Post) ... The Kojo Politics Hour
hosts WMATA Board Chair Peter Benjamin and Congressman Gerry Connolly today.
Baltimore has begun fencing in alleys
to provide a safe haven and a neighborhood meeting place. But is this making neighborhoods safer or just making public space private? (Post via Baltimore Brew
The Post has partnered
, whose site lets people report problems and get them to government officials. The Post calls their site "The Daily Gripe" and will feature one issue each day. (We also list SeeClickFix issues on the sidebar.)
Bike and charge:
Nokia has created a bike-powered phone charger
. It'll initially release it in Kenya, then go worldwide later in the year. Will this help bike commuting or lead to distracted biking? (Wired)
Mike DeBonis analyzes
the Gray streetcar escapade, and calls us an "influential blog ... the de facto ringleader of a group of smart, dedicated transit and planning activists." It wouldn't be possible without all of our terrific contributors and amazing community of commenters and readers. (Post)
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