Breakfast links: Danger all around
Navy Yard is "dangerous"?: Crunching 2008 FBI data, NeighborhoodScout produced a list of the 25 "most dangerous neighborhoods" in the US. DC's Navy Yard makes number 9, though the "predicted annual violent crimes" is more than double the total number of crimes in 2009. Residents aren't buying the numbers. (WalletPop, Steve S)
Failing US transportation system endangers future growth: A bi-partisan panel of 80 transportation experts, chaired by former Transportation Secretaries Norm Minetta and Sam Skinner, released its report yesterday. Findings indicate that the state of repair of US transportation assets will hamper economic growth in the future. (Thomas, Post)
Hit and run in Mt. Rainier: A black SUV and its driver hit an elderly man on Queens Chapel road in Mt. Rainier on Sunday. The driver was later apprehended in Landover. The victim is in critical condition. (TBD)
DoD makes a BRAC mistake: Pentagon officials aren't going to be able to fill their brand-new, $1.4 billion, 6,400-seat Alexandria building because it has insufficient public transit and parking is limited from an agreement designed to blunt traffic impacts. Of course, most of us knew this would happen. (Federal Times, Brad)
"Mosquito" officially killed: The anti-loitering noise maker installed a month ago at Gallery Place to combat rising adolescent mischief has been removed. (NBC Washington)
Feds encouraged to use CaBi: The Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and the Department of Transportation are offering employees corporate memberships with Capital Bikeshare. (Post, Gavin)
Uline Arena plans pushed back: Douglas Jemal has plans for his Uline Arena, the site of the Beatles' first US show, but last week was granted a two year extension, meaning it's unlikely we'll see any movement on the property in the near future. (DCmud, Eric Fidler)
And...: Tommy Wells follows his constituents (and GGW) on Twitter to stay abreast of Ward 6 happenings. (DCist, Eric Fidler) ... A regular bus rider praises Metrobus drivers for their friendliness. (People's District, Eric Fidler) ... Alexandria Mayor Euille remains hospitalized after knee surgery stemming from an accident at the Braddock Road Metro. (Alexandria News) ... Montgomery County spent $2 million to buy and restore a cabin that turned out not to be Uncle Tom's (Post).Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Zoning: The hidden trillion dollar tax
- As DC has grown, so has its racial prosperity gap
- 8 ways to make it easier to walk around North Bethesda... or anywhere, really
- Pedestrian tunnels would not make DC's streets better for walking
- Why can't Metro label escalators "walk left, stand right" or label where doors will stop on the platform?
- When the Metro first arrived in Shaw and Columbia Heights, they were far different than they are today
- A DC law that was terribly unfair to cyclists and pedestrians will soon be a thing of the past. Let's thank the DC Council.