Breakfast links I: Cluttered news
Metro too cluttered?: Massimo Vignelli, who designed the original signs and brown pylons on the Metro system, thinks the signs have gotten too cluttered (AP) ... DCist finds it unsurprising that a designer wanted his original design kept pure.
Bus driver harasses, not punished?: A Metrobus driver sexually harassed a 16-year-old girl, but police say they can't do anything because he didn't touch her, keep her on the bus, or explicitly ask for sex. (The Sexist)
The doc explains: Why won't the Silver Line have stops at Wolf Trap and Reston Town Center? How will the Beltway HOT lanes work? (Post)
Call 911 if you get hit: A taxi driver hit Mark Blacknell, chair of the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee. Blacknell says she should have called 911 right away; he instead just recorded the cab's info, but police didn't want to take a report later. (WashCycle)
Anti-cycle rampager caught: A San Francisco driver hit four cyclists within a few minutes last week. The vehicle's owner, David Mark Clark, reported it carjacked, but police believe he was the perpetrator. (Streetsblog SF, SFist)
Build on parking, not garden: Instead of destroying a community garden, Tommy Wells wants the Marine Corps to build on an existing parking garage. (Post)
Real cities have theaters: At least two 20-somethings are eager for change at Tysons Corner ... that change might include a theater. (Connection)
Can White House Urban Affairs do something?: Adolfo Carrion, head of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, is moving to HUD after accomplishing virtually nothing with the new office. Is the problem the small office, its interdisciplinary nature, or Carrion himself, who was never much of a policy guy? (Architect's Newspaper via Streetsblog)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- The Dutch government is trolling DC over marijuana, bike lanes, and streetcars
- 2.5 minutes of extra walking is not nothing
- How two families dealt with Metro problems and other transportation options in the snow
- I can take the bus from my neighborhood to just about anywhere in DC
- Cities worldwide are building beautiful, landmark pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Could Georgetown be next?
- DC like Amsterdam? We can only hope
- Sidewalk snow shoveling hall of shame: "DC government is the worst offender" (and Arlington too)