Weekend links: Change in Maryland
Photo by ehpien on Flickr.
New Bethesda entrance:
Yesterday WMATA released more information about a planned second entrance to the Bethesda Metro
at Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street. (TBD calls Bethesda WMATA's "third-most used station," but Bethesda is actually the third-busiest station in Montgomery County.)
WABA offers bike valet for dueling rallies:
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are planning big rallies
on the Mall on October 30. WABA posted a message
encouraging them to include bike valet at the rally. (Facebook, Huffington Post)
Please forgive my distraction:
The American Highway Users Alliance prefers roads that "forgive" distracted drivers
over tougher enforcement measures. Unfortunately, "forgiving roads" has often meant wider lanes, wider roads, and fewer street trees, all of which make speeding easier. (Streetsblog, Eric Fidler)
Freight rail concerns stall High Speed Rail:
States are struggling to forge agreements
with freight rail companies who say mixing high-speed passenger service with slow freight trains will increase safety risks and create barriers to future expansion of both freight and passenger service. They may have a point. (WSJ, charlie)
Parking ticket and a little yoga:
Cambridge, Massachusetts has revamped their parking tickets
to be a little less serious, including yoga poses and relaxation tips. Some residents are amused, others not so much. (GOOD)
New York City has entered the final phase of a competition to design artful shrouds
for scaffolds at the city's ever-present construction sites. (WSJ Metropolis, William W.)
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