Breakfast links: One step at a time
Take this lock and stick it: A vigilante in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has gotten fed up with the number of bikes parked in his neighborhood, so he's decided to rectify the situation—
by gluing the locks. Funny thing is, the bikes are still there... (The Brooklyn Paper, Erik W)
Metro opens data: WMATA's new developer's license agreement doesn't seem to have any indemnity language. Does this mean the Google Maps detente is nearly over? (DCist, Joey)
Getting to work: The Center for Workers with Disabilities has published a report [pdf] focused on transportation barriers to employment. Profiling the four Medicaid Infrastructure Grant transportation projects in Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Jersey, the case study suggests ways in which states and communities can advance accessible transportation. (Center for Workers with Disabilities)
We aren't getting any younger: The challenge of aging in a car-dependent place goes beyond the sense of loss many senior citizens feel when they have to give up driving. While this Post article doesn't quite make the leap, it touches on the need to reevaluate our transportation planning to help seniors maintain their independence. (Cavan)
No turn on red: Two USDOT employees have been struck at the intersection of M and First Streets SE; the first, Amy Polk, died. After a site visit by DDOT Director Gabe Klein and a meeting with USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood last Friday, no-right-on-red from 7 am to 7 pm will likely be the new rule at this pedestrian danger zone. LaHood also blogged about the meeting and general pedestrian safety on the FastLane. (TBD.com, FastLane, Stephen Miller)
You don't say: "The car is still king," Robert Thomson's headline tells us. No news there. The real story is that solo driving has become less popular in the past decade as transit and other modes grow. (Washington Post, Stephen Miller)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Bad Metro reliability is driving riders away. WMATA has a few ideas to get them back.
- 9 things people always say at zoning hearings, illustrated by cats
- The Northeast Corridor carries more rail passengers than anywhere else in the country. What could it look like in 2040?
- Montgomery will go ahead with BRT, but at what cost?
- New York's subway has a great idea for Metro
- The National Zoo has clarified its safety concerns. Turns out you're the problem.
- Tour the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers with Google Street View