Dinner links: High to the sky
Lego buildings at NBM: The National Building Museum is hosting a cool-sounding exhibit showing off LEGO models of buildings by artist Adam Reed Tucker, who will create a new model of the White House. It opens Saturday and costs $5 except the first Tuesday of the month.
Teens jaywalk because bridge is inconvenient: Teens boast about how often they "jaywalk" at an intersection near a Seattle high school. They don't want to take the time to use a pedestrian bridge. It doesn't seem to occur to anyone that perhaps they should design the intersection to be safe for pedestrians to cross at grade. (Seattle Times, Matthias)
Airport insecurity: In a new documentary, Please Remove Your Shoes, current and former air security employees explain their concerns about the way TSA is handling its job of making flying safe. It opens today at Landmark E Street. (Ed O'Keefe/Post)
VA legislators try transit: 18 state legislators from across Virginia rode Metro, VRE and buses today to see what transit in Northern Virginia is like. Organizers hope riding the "Orange Crush" and seeing the Pentagon at rush hour will give them a new appreciation for the value of transit. (Patrick Madden/WAMU, Erik W.)
Use Metro passes?: WMATA is looking for people who use passes to try out the new systems that integrate those passes with SmarTrip cards. You have to use passes not through SmartBenefits and plan to take at least 8-10 trips a week in August.
Costs going up in Arlington: ART fares and parking fines in Arlington will both increase on Thursday. (ARLnow, Gavin)
$175/month for bike parking?: A year-old NYC law requires commercial garages to provide bicycle parking, but most have made it ridiculously expensive. Commenters speculate they're trying to make it appear there's no demand so the law can be repealed. (How We Drive)
Bait bikes: police tool or entrapment?: UK police are deploying bait bikes to catch bike thieves, but people working in drug treatment say it entices addicts who are finally getting clean to go back to a life of crime. (The Guardian, charlie)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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