Weekend links: Killer bikes, killed bikes, named bikes
Do fast bikes mix with pedestrians?: In the wake of a cyclist killing a jogger in Dallas, Tom Vanderbilt wonders if it wouldn't be better for fast-moving cyclists to stick to the road instead of multi-use paths. (How We Drive, Rob Pitingolo)
Brooklyn cyclist fatally doored: A motorist in Brooklyn opened his door into the path of a cyclist, knocking him off his bike and into the path of an oncoming truck. (NYT)
Your name here: A designer has envisioned a bike frame shaped like a cursive-letter name. Cyclists will really be able to one up those drivers with vanity plates. (Behance)
There, I fixed it: At a cost of $70 million, VDOT will eliminate traffic signals where Fairfax County Parkway crosses Monument Drive and Fair Lakes Parkway and construct an interchange with ramps. Slowly but surely, Fairfax County Parkway has been built as Virginia's half of the "Second Beltway." (Dr. Gridlock)
Automated opposition: Behold the "Nimby robot" saving Berkeley from nefarious "special interests"! (via Planetizen, Eric Fidler)
Federal sustainability partnership makes good: NRDC's Kaid Benfield wraps up all the grant announcements coming out of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities members, USDOT, HUD and EPA, totaling more that three quarters of a billion dollars in federal aid. (Switchboard)
Historic VA church burns: A historic Episcopal chapel at the Virginia Theological Seminary was destroyed in a fire that started Friday afternoon. (WTOP)
Unemployment up and down: Unemployment rose slightly in Maryland, while it fell slightly in DC and Virginia in September. Virginia and Maryland are still both significantly below the national average of 9.6% while DC remains just above. (WTOP)
Favorite streets in DC: In honor of DDOT's new complete streets policy, We Love DC lists their five favorite streets in the District. (We Love DC, Rob Pitingolo)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- WMATA's new general manager is listening before he even takes the reins
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