Brunch links: The road ahead
Traffic cameras vs... the icon of freedom?: I actually agree with AAA that a speed camera on New York Ave east of Bladensburg may not be the most appropriate location, and the speed limit may be too low. But it seems bizarre to then segue into how driving fast without worrying about pesky safety laws is the "symbolic icon of American freedom" and quoting Thomas Hobbes. What do you think? (Ashley Halsey/Post)
What's your vision, possible Mayor?: Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray keep going after each other, but neither has articulated much of a clear plan for where they want DC to be four years from now, and it's making more and more voters nervous. (Tim Craig/Post)
Mote's successor should be less insular: Prince George's Councilmember Eric Olson hopes the next UMD President will continue the University's academic rise, and also improve interaction with the surrounding community through the Purple Line and Smart Growth along Route 1. (Post)
Things that might get built in 2011: The "CityCenter DC" project at the old convention center says it will start construction in early 2011. And the Utopia project at 14th and U is also hoping to start in 2011; they just got a zoning extension to 2012. (DCmud)
A greener block and U: Living City Block helps make cities greener by focusing on one block at a time, helping owners upgrade energy efficiency together for lower costs. Their next block of focus is the northeast corner of 14th and U NW in DC. (Housing Complex)
Need some rest?: Delaware will soon reopen its I-95 rest stop, which concession operator HMSHost has spent 10 months renovating. What about other states which can't run commercial rest stops, like Virginia? Some say that nowadays the laws against them really only help McDonald's. (Danielle Douglas/Post)
Next stop, AT&T station: SEPTA sold the naming rights to AT&T for its Pattison Avenue station, the closest station to the homes of Philly's four major sports teams. They get $3.4M and AT&T will pay for all the new signs. (Philly.com, Seth T.)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- The Obama administration says zoning is at the heart of some huge economic problems
- Rent in our region is expensive. Does that mean it's unaffordable?
- Adams Morgan could get more housing and preserve its plaza, too. But it probably won't.
- Zoning: The hidden trillion dollar tax
- Scarred by urban renewal, Silver Spring's Lyttonsville neighborhood gets a second chance
- As DC has grown, so has its racial prosperity gap
- Pedestrian tunnels would not make DC's streets better for walking