Breakfast links: Haven't got it covered
Women showing skin reason to oppose a gym?: A few Mount Vernon Square residents spoke up against a gym in their neighborhood because women in "skimpy clothing" run around in the neighborhood. ANC 6C, however, decided to base its decision on other factors. (RPUS, Eric Fidler)
Crashes share one thing: unsafe road design: A public health epidemiologist disagrees with Ashley Halsey's assertion that "few common themes" link the deaths of 6 local pedestrians. Many occurred on wide arterial roads designed for driver speed and not pedestrian safety. (Post, Tina)
Slugs, HOT lanes and Barnes Dances: A Woodbridge slugger argues HOT lanes will only damage the working slugging system. Dr. Gridlock disagrees and thinks the lanes are necessary. Another letter writer says too many drivers are violating the new no-turns rules at the Barnes Dance at 7th and H. (Post)
McMillan Sand planning won't be like an hourglass: The developers of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site are starting over from scratch, but will be moving fast, with a planning "salon" today, another next week, and the next community meeting just two weeks from now. (Housing Complex)
DC office rents are number one: While midtown Manhattan still commands higher office rents, DC's average has surpassed New York's, making it the most expensive office market in the nation. Experts cite government growth as the reason for the steady increase but foresee a leveling off. (Post)
Degrees separate inner, outer suburbs: Many of the life science, physics, and engineering jobs are located in the outer suburbs. 2009 Census data show that residents with such degrees tend to cluster outside the Beltway, whereas residents with degrees in soft sciences, law, and the liberal arts tend to cluster inside the Beltway. (Post, Eric Fidler)
Nominate a great public servant: Know a really great DC government employee? The GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadeship and Cafritz Foundation want your nominations for a $7,500 award they will give to five outstanding DC employees (not including department heads or deputies, or principals or teachers).
And...: A man killed an off-duty Baltimore police officer over a parking spot (AP, Rob Pitingolo) ... California will hike vehicle fees to pay fines for violating air quality standards (NYT, Chris R) ... DC's Housing First homelessness policy has taken many people off the streets. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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