Breakfast links: Motion in Maryland
Photo by Coleen D. Wybranski on Flickr.
Why Maryland kids don't walk or bike:
Many Maryland schools are discouraging kids from walking and biking
, raising busing costs and hurting health. Some schools are hard to reach by bike, but other principals just worry about liability or the districts hadn't thought about it much at all. (Examiner)
Two PG Metro board members named:
Governor O'Malley named Maryland Port Commissioner Alvin Nichols
while Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker named Artis Hampshire-Cowan, a Howard University VP, to the WMATA Board. (Dr. Gridlock)
Residents want station shuttered:
A group of Linthicum, Md residents want their light rail station closed
citing concerns about growing crime. Crime at the station grew from 0 to 1 a few weeks ago. (WBAL Baltimore)
Biddle knocks off Patterson, not Weaver or Mara:
Sekou Biddle's ballot challenges succeeded in disqualifying Jacques Patterson's candidacy
but not Patrick Mara's. Bryan Weaver needs to get forms from 52 voters whose addresses didn't match the voter rolls by Thursday to stay on. (Four26)
Park Police confront food trucks:
Last week the US Park Police shut down all of the food trucks
around Farragut Square until MPD intervened and said that they were operating legally. (DCist)
National Bike Summit comes to town:
Over the next two days, bicycle advocates from across the country will discuss ways to improve the state of cycling
and cycling infrastructure in the US. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
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