Afternoon links: The next generation draws on the last
What Mad Men would say about trains: A PIRG video startring Mad Men actors imagines the time when nobody could imagine not having trains as a comfortable travel option. One more amusing moment: "You wouldn't do open heart surgery on yourself, so why would you drive a car yourself?"
LaHood pushes "next generation" of mobility: DOT Secretary LaHood discussed the next generation of transportation last night at the National Bike Summit. The word "car" only appeared following the words "you don't have to own." (Transportation Nation)
Neighbors decry child care center: A neighborhood in Vienna is protesting a proposed child care center on an empty corner lot facing the main arterial. No one seems to care that they could drop their children off on the way to anywhere. (Post)
Why Garber supports a landmark nomination: Near Southeast ANC Commissioner and blogger David Garber supports a landmark nomination for a small deli building at 1st and L SE. JDLand commenters debate the question, and Garber defends his reasons.
Lessons from a failed iPhone theft: A woman managed to fend off kids trying to steal her iPhone on the Metro. She shares some tips for not becoming a victim but also warns our society has to better address youth needs. (TBD On Foot)
ANC commissioner won with 1 vote: One Ward 8 ANC commissioner got her seat by idly writing in her own name. She found she's loving the position, though either the reporter or she makes an awfully big deal out of the free parking permit involved. (Post)
Gentrification looks much different in West Hollywood: Some residents of West Hollywood oppose development because of gentrification fears. But while in many communities gay residents and nightlife represent a gentrifying wave, in West Hollywood, they're the long-time residents afraid of being pushed out. (NYT)
And...: A New York police officer yelled "why the f*** are you biking?" and assaulted a cyclist (The L) ... A study suggests trees can slow traffic as much as speed cameras (Telegraph) ... San Diego passed a performance parking plan. (10 News, Michael P)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money
- Cyclists are special and do have their own rules