Weekend links: Where cycling is valued
Lincoln Park getting ped, bike treatment: DDOT is planning new raised crosswalks, bike lanes, and speed tables around Lincoln Park. The new lanes may support placement of a CaBi station nearby. (Tommy Wells, Mark Jordan)
Thanks for cycling, rest your foot: Copenhagen is installing new bike foot rests at intersections with traffic lights around their city. This lets cyclists stop without having to dismount. They also thank the riders for cycling. (Denmark.dk)
More bikes than cars: A new Portland grocery store provides parking for 50 bicycles but only 36 cars. (Treehugger, Steve Offutt)
Burglaries drop in DC: A Brookings/Urban Institute analysis shows how DC's burglary rate declined below the national average in 2004 and has stayed low. Big hotspots around Farragut, U Street, and Bellevue in 2000 have disappeared. (Mark Jordan)
Atlanta, New Haven and the Bronx get the TIGER: TIGER II grant winners won't be announced until next week, but a few have leaked out: New Haven's boulevardization of a stub end freeway downtown, a streetcar in Atlanta, and two projects in New York, to analyze removing the Sheridan Expressway and redesigning Fordham Plaza. (Streetsblog)
Solar's agenda lights up: Local solar power advocates in DC have developed a legislative agenda, including increasing the required solar share of Pepco's renewable energy requirement, allowing "solar gardens" where people share the benefit of a large solar installation, and financial incentives to increase recycling, especially in Ward 8. (Housing Complex)
Round and round: Drivers are still getting confused by the new "Dave Thomas Circle" at New York and Florida Avenues. Drivers end up in the wrong lane until the last minute, or just try to make illegal left turns where it's not allowed. (Post) ... Tom Toles has an innovative idea for dealing with Metro's elevator and escalator outages.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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