Breakfast links: Endangered peds, bikes and parking spaces
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)
Cyclist hit on Clarendon Boulevard: A car and its driver hit a cyclist in Courthouse late last week. Yesterday, Virginia kicked off its second annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week. (ARLnow, Share the Road VA)
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)
DC plans climate action: On Friday the Mayor announced the release of DC's Draft Climate Action Plan, including aggressive plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions. (DDOE)
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)
Nightlife at heart of ANC contests: There are five contested ANC seats in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. Most notably, Peter Raia (1B02) and Ramon Estrda (2B09), opponents of increasing the restaurant and bar zoning limitation, have both drawn challengers. (Borderstan)
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)
Obama's helmet is effeminate, cowardly: A SF columnist criticizes Barack Obama for wearing a bike helmet while riding on Martha's Vineyard, because it doesn't look "masculine" enough. Plenty of bloggers rebut, including pointing out that George W Bush wore a helmet, too. (SF Gate, Adam Voiland, SF Weekly)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- The Dutch government is trolling DC over marijuana, bike lanes, and streetcars
- 2.5 minutes of extra walking is not nothing
- How two families dealt with Metro problems and other transportation options in the snow
- I can take the bus from my neighborhood to just about anywhere in DC
- Cities worldwide are building beautiful, landmark pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Could Georgetown be next?
- DC like Amsterdam? We can only hope
- Sidewalk snow shoveling hall of shame: "DC government is the worst offender" (and Arlington too)