DC is buying another streetcar from Oregon Iron Works, but there is some worry that the company might fall behind on the 2 cars it’s supposed to deliver by next August. (WBJ)
Can you hear me now?
The company that’s bringing cell phone service to Metro is having financial trouble and may not make an October 16 deadline to have service in Metro’s underground areas. (Examiner)
Golf course to buildings?
The owner of Reston National Golf Course, which happens to be right next to 2 Silver Line stations, wants to know if it can build something in place of the golf course. Many residents (and Tom Jackman) aren’t keen on the idea. (Post)
The man who’d fix Southwest
Misguided architects and planners turned Southwest from a solid though somewhat suffering rowhouse neighborhood into an excessively “masculine” superblock wasteland. Vancouver architect Bing Thom is working hard to repair it, but this time, the change will come by adapting existing structures and filling in spaces rather than forcibly tearing anything down. (City Paper)
Safer than that
Some reports make walking look unsafe in DC, but traffic fatalities and pedestrian deaths are on the decline, though there is still work to be done. (d.ish)
@Bikeshare gets 5 stars
Capital Bikeshare got 5 stars in a comparison of bikeshare operators’ Twitter usage; the account replies to others and tweets bad news as well as good. With 5,374 followers, it’s 3rd among operators worldwide. (Suprageography)
NY (heart) biking
Two-thirds of New Yorkers like bike lanes, despite tabloid reporters’ and even New York Times reporters’ spin that casts biking as fringe or bikeshare as thus-far-unpopular. (Streetsblog, Ben Ross)