Breakfast links: Still out
Pepco's blunders: About 31,000 Pepco customers are still without power, and the utility admits they handled things "poorly." They called in aid from nearby states, but those people didn't arrive until Tuesday. (Post, Examiner)
Smart Growth couple to Columbia Heights: Harriet Tregoning and her husband, SGA head Geoff Anderson, are moving to Columbia Heights from Adams Morgan. Naturally, they prioritized transit in their search. (Examiner)
Why some golfers fear bike trail: An Army Navy Country Club member who's suing club management to block the bike trail along their property's edge speaks up, unconvincingly arguing it's all about legal liability. (TheWashCycle)
In bikes: The first Capital Bikeshare bike has arrived in DC (BeyondDC) ... The Golden Triangle BID has new paper clip bike racks (WashCycle) ... A bike activist was killed in Sunday's storm, not by traffic but by lightning felling a tree, but at least one news outlet manages to blame it on him not having a car anyway. (WashCycle)
Peak of one peak: The peak of the peak Metrorail fare will go into effect Monday, but only in the afternoon rush, while Metro tries to get morning and evening to both fit in the limited memory of the faregates. Riders can avoid paying by entering the system before 4:30 or after 6. (Dr. Gridlock)
To th Examiner, it's all Graham's fault, no matter what: An Examiner editorial lists lots of people who deserve blame for the Metro crash, but chooses to specifically attack the Board in the headline and name Jim Graham alone for no particular reason other than we know they hate him. (Examiner)
Gray: Too much process or just right?: Michael Grass profiles Vince Gray in the City Paper and is fairly suspicious of the amount of process Gray would bring to decisionmaking. On the other hand, he's much more well versed in issues and still moves forward resolutely, only after listening to everyone. (City Paper)
And...: Marion Barry won't block DDOT's move to a new HQ (Housing Complex) ... The McMillan site has an architect (Housing Complex) ... More restrictive zoning creates worse housing bubbles (Matt Yglesias) ... Want to run for ANC? (We Love DC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
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