Breakfast links: Bike hate and Smart Growth love
Photo by andertho on Flickr.
A taxi hit two pedestrians
while they were in a crosswalk on the Mall, and three other pedestrians were hit around DC (DCist) ... A possibly drunk SUV driver hit and killed a cyclist
in Germantown (WashCycle) ... A 19-year-old cyclist was killed
in New Mexico while on a cross-country ride to fight cancer. (Politics Daily via WashCycle
Jaime Fearer wrote, "If all trite anti-biker notions vomited into an editorial, this would be that piece
. Michael Johnson says DC has added new residents and offices but "a stubborn refusal to accommodate the additional traffic." Um, where would you like to "accommodate" it, exactly? Unfortunately, one cyclist was rude to his daughter after an incident whose details we don't know, but it sounds like she almost hit him. (Examiner) Update: TheWashCycle, naturally, has a thorough rebuttal.
Best McCartney column ever:
Bob McCartney articulates the case for Smart Growth
at Tysons, White Flint, Shady Grove, Greenbelt, New Carrollton, and the Green Line in DC, and assuages those who want single-family homes that it's not a war on houses, but Til Hazel
still isn't happy. And thanks for the help on the Virginia WMATA funding
Fight over Clarendon outdoor seating:
The local homeowners' association and civic association are opposing outdoor seating
for a new American Flatbread in Clarendon. The restaurant is responding by emailing customers and running an online petition. Anyone have some impartial knowledge of the issue? (ARLnow, Gavin)
MoCo employees not sharing:
Montgomery County is terminating its car sharing program
for county employees to check out Enterprise hybrids. "Critics" say it failed because the County wouldn't reduce its number of fleet vehicles. (Brian Hughes/Examiner)
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