Breakfast links: Choice of spots
Photo by Montgomery Sideways.
Spots for trails?:
Spotsylvania County, Virginia is interested in creating
walking, jogging, bicycling, and horse riding trails, and county planners would like you to take their survey
if you've ever walked, run, biked, or ridden a horse there.
Hit and runs and intentional hits:
Two different "vehicles... struck" and killed a bicyclist
on Southern Avenue near the Southern Avenue Metro Friday. The first driver left but came back later and said he didn't know he'd killed anyone; the second driver and other occupants stayed but then left without identifying themselves when EMS arrived. (Newschannel 8) ... 3 men beat a cyclist
on H Street NE during Critical Mass. (WashCycle)
Mayoral candidates want our vote:
Vincent Gray said he wants to "get people out of automobiles"
at a recent debate, but doesn't support higher parking fees. Mayor Fenty emphasized biking and transit and building around Metro, but won't study tearing down the Whitehurst. Leo Alexander has
no just one
transportation idea: free Metro rides for seniors. (Mike DeBonis, DCist)
We're bohemian, and have Thai:
Richard Florida has updated his "bohemian index,"
one of the pieces of his well-known "creative class" analysis of cities. DC is fifth, behind NYC, LA, Vancouver and Toronto. (The Atlantic, Dave Murphy) ... Florida is also well known for his research that gay populations are a leading indicator of the creative influx (and gentrification) of an area; Richard Layman argues that Thai restaurants
are another, later indicator, as one opens in Petworth
. (RPUS via DCist
Too many cars:
A 10-car Green Line train was mistakenly sent out from Branch Avenue
and traveled as far as Waterfront before being taken out of service. Nobody could have gotten on the extra cars since they never platformed. This time Metro told the Tri-State Oversight Committee right away. (Examiner)
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