About a third of Metrobus stops are inaccessible by wheelchair. WMATA can do little to force the local jurisdictions to improve the stops, meaning WMATA has to use the more costly MetroAccess service. (Examiner)
BRT will need land
Montgomery County Planners want BRT lanes to replace existing travel lanes wherever possible but in some areas they will likely need to claim property if they hope to avoid the buses getting stuck in traffic. (Examiner)
Cafritz gets OK
The Prince George’s Planning Board approved the Cafritz rezoning 4-0, clearing the project to move to the District Council, where there will likely be more debate. (RTCP)
Urban planners take a new look at the choices pedestrians make, taking into account things like desire lines, and come up with clever solutions like a shared space for London’s newly opened Exhibition Road and instituting a Barnes Dance in Oxford Circus. (The Economist, David Gorsline) (Tip: David Gorsline)
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