Breakfast links: Local developers learning
Photo by barxtux on Flickr.
Scaling down with the Joneses:
Early buyers of stalled developments in Prince William make do with uncompleted golf courses
and new neighbors of more modest means. The housing market is slowly readjusting to realistic sizes and price points. (Post, Eric Fidler)
Health projects funded instead of BRAC:
Area Congresspeople were hoping to secure funding for BRAC-related transportation projects, but last week failed to get it
. The money will go towards military medical equipment and research projects. (The Hill, Bossi)
"Hipster Express" ties U Street, Brooklyn:
A new DC-NYC bus, TheKnowItExpress, will travel from U Street to Brooklyn
(and Manhattan). Not surprisingly, it's being dubbed the "Hipster Express," and also features Wi-Fi, laptop borrowing, and bicycle storage. (TBD) ... But will the stop in Manhattan, at Penn Station, take too much time
? (City Desk)
Drivers not behaving in bike lanes, so remove the lanes?:
Crain's wonders if bike lanes are working
for New York, noting that motorists are parking cars in them and pedestrians are walking in them. Even if this infrastructure isn't perfect, it ought to be improved, not removed. (Rob Pitingolo)
Sincerest form of flattery:
NYC DOT is taking a cue from DC
and replacing part of its car fleet with car sharing
. Is bike sharing next? (Post, Streetsblog, Eric Fidler)
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