Breakfast links: Smarter smarter growth
Serious about TOD for PG: CSG and Prince George's ACT, released its "Smart Growth Platform 2010 for Prince George's County" outlining the County's significant economic development opportunities, including creating walkable communities around its 15 Metro stations, focusing new development in the Developed Tier, and conserving land in the Rural Tier.
Adding insult to injury: Police respond to a crash that leaves a rollerblader unconscious with three skull fractures, a broken cheek, three cracked ribs, and a broken pelvis by leaving the victim a ticket without talking to her. (We wish they wouldn't keep using the word "accident.") (TBD, David Alpert)
With a little dedication...: BART has an $8.5 million surplus because of unexpectedly high sales tax receipts. Why doesn't WMATA have dedicated funding again? (San Francisco Chronicle, AW)
Pinching pennies: Based on the current average national gas price, which AAA reports to be $2.78 per gallon on 8/10/10, taking public transit and living without a car will save a DC resident, on average, $9,115 annually and $760 per month. (APTA, Steve G.)
Unparalleled parking: The PARK(ing) Day site has been given a face lift in advance of the five-year anniversary of Rebar's original PARK(ing) project. Anyone here planning on PARK(ing) locally on Friday, September 17?
Eat the city: As interest in urban agriculture continues to grow, we have an opportunity to think about cities in new, yet historically based, ways that offer the potential for social, economic, and spatial "recalibration." (ArchitectureBoston)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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