The hedge fund owning the Washington City Paper and 2 other alt weeklies plans to sell them all, but first, imposed a 5% pay cut on all staff. The other 2 alt weeklies also faced layoffs, but not WCP. (Poynter)
Special comment: The City Paper is one of DC’s best media, with absolutely top-notch coverage of urbanism issues thanks to Lydia DePillis. All residents should hope WCP gets owners who appreciate its fantastic work and all of its excellent staff. — David Alpert
How should Arlington expand CaBi?
As Arlington expands Capital Bikeshare, they could grow various ways: Keep stations in its 2 main dense zones, or expand through neighborhoods, trails and commercial corridors. (BikeArlington)
Cyclists can significantly improve their own safety by learning how to avoid blind spots from trucks and buses. Most importantly: Don’t pass a truck on the right anywhere near an intersection. (Commute Orlando)
The Disneyfied monument
Contemporary monuments tell a story through quotes and images, an experience for our television-trained minds, but do we lose the gut reaction associated with older, simpler monuments with this new design ethos? (Borderstan)