Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19th, the Tenleytown Whole Foods will donate 5% of their proceeds to the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Swing by to do your shopping and support this great organization. It’s right at the Tenleytown Metro, and if you want to buy a lot of groceries, there’s a garage too.
Ride of Silence
Wednesday evening, the Ride of Silence will honor those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. DC’s ride will meet at 7 pm at the Jefferson Memorial and ride silently past the Capitol, and the locations of recent bicycle deaths before ending at American University, whose professor died on a bicycle in India. (WashCycle)
Bloggers, residents talk
Thursday is the panel on blogging and urban issues with Matt Yglesias, Sommer Mathis, Ben Adler, Reihan Salam and me. It’s free for subscribers to Next American City, or you can get a discounted one-year subscription and ticket in one.
If you can’t attend the panel, there are two other important opportunities for public input into DC government decisionmaking, sadly scheduled on the same night as the panel: the public forum on the Mount Pleasant Daytime Parking Pass pilot, and the Zoning Commission’s hearing on the sustainability recommendations for the zoning update, which I’ll write about soon. Both are good plans worth supporting.
Talk back to MoCo
Did anyone make it to last week’s Montgomery County growth policy listening session? The Shady Grove one is tonight, and county leaders could really benefit from hearing from you.
Professor Donald Shoup will be visiting Alexandria and giving a public talk on Wednesday, May 27th, 7 pm at the George Washington Masonic Memorial by the King Street Metro. And WalkingtownDC‘s walking and bike tours are just two weeks away, May 30th and 31st.
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