Breakfast links: Violence about the roads
Speed hump leads to murder: A Burke man who advocated for traffic calming on his street was murdered on Sunday by a neighbor who evidently didn't care for the speed hump. (Post, Gavin, Bossi)
3 pedestrians hit: Yesterday three pedestrians were apparently struck by vehicles and drivers, including a postal worker hit by an off-duty Prince George's police officer in his cruiser. The others were in Kensington and Fairfax. (TBD, Post)
Adams Morgan victim dies: Julia Bachleitner, one of the victims in last week's Adams Morgan crash, passed away yesterday. No news yet whether prosecutors will increase charges against the alleged drunk driver. (WTOP, TBD On Foot)
Ride the inaugural CaBis: Capital Bikeshare's launch is Monday the 20th. DDOT and Arlington are organizing an inaugural ride starting at USDOT near the Navy Yard at 10:30 and riding bikes for the first time to stations all over. Email Megan.Kanagy@dc.gov to sign up to participate. David will be leading one of the rides. (CommuterPageBlog)
Estimate your transportation costs: Abogo, from the Center for Neighborhood Technology, estimates how much you'll have to spend on transportation living in any particular neighborhood. DC's rents look good when you consider that transportation in the District is a comparative bargain. (Eric Fidler via Planetizen)
Trans-Hudson tunnel halted: The Access to the Region's Core rail tunnel from New Jersey to Manhattan, the country's largest stimulus-funded project, was halted abruptly late last week, ostensibly to review finances. (Transportation Nation)
Build your own streetcar: Lego has come out with a Public Transport set, including light rail, bus, and stations. Perfect for those slow days at the office. (Human Transit, Matt')
Singing a new Metro song: The guy that brought us "Arlington Rap" has released his next opus, the "Metro Song." (YouTube, Gavin)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Upper Northwest hits peak NIMBY about a homeless shelter
- Metro doesn't have four tracks. That's not why maintenance is a problem.
- For DC Council at large: Robert White
- If Metro had been more like Southwest Airlines, it'd have saved a lot of headaches
- For DC Council in Ward 7: Vince Gray
- DC's population is exploding
- For Arlington County Board: Erik Gutshall