Breakfast links: Endangered peds, bikes and parking spaces
Photo by thisisbossi on Flickr.
Why Prince Georgians jaywalk:
After a pedestrian was killed on University Boulevard in late August, TBD asks why anyone in their right mind "jaywalks"
on major thoroughfares of Prince George's County and finds good reason. (TBD on Foot)
Van Ness project wants no parking:
A proposed apartment near Van Ness is seeking a zoning variance
(PDF, pg 1; 49) to allow 7 units and have no on-site parking. Neighbors are concerned residents will take up street parking even though Metro is only a few hundred feet away. (Northwest Current, ah)
DDOT parking meter pilot survey:
DDOT Director Gabe Klein rejects assertions that the department has failed to plan adequately and invites readers to take part in a survey on the parking meter pilot projects
across the city. DDOT's plan includes an exciting-sounding "'Intelligent transportation system' that will manage parking demand and pricing throughout the city," but we haven't seen DDOT's supposed plan. (d.ish)
Women lead surge in urban biking:
As city cycling shifts from a niche sport to an accepted mode of travel, woman lead the trend
. (Daily Beast, Rob Pitingolo)
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