How CaBi went from dream to hit
Capital Bikeshare is such a success, but once it was just a dream until DDOT and Arlington officials made it happen. But before the big success, there was SmartBike. (Slate)
CaBi still tops, for now
Capital Bikeshare still tops the list of largest US bike sharing systems as New York and Chicago saw delays. 10 small new systems opened in 2012. (BeyondDC)
WABA looks to close gender gap
WABA raised $11,000 to encourage women to bike. The group plans to use that money for dinners and group rides that will hopefully allay some fears about bicycle safety and cost. (Examiner)
Skyland rolling, now with less parking
The Skyland Town Center development will get a Walmart and apartments in 2016. An underground parking lot was removed, leaving the site with 1,400 above-ground spaces. (Post)
Damascus dry no more
Damascus, Maryland has banned the sale of alcohol for 132 years, but a pizzeria will soon serve beer and wine. Some residents lament losing something that made the town different from others. (Post)
How divided is DC on income?
Mapping tools let you see how concentrated is a city’s poverty. DC looks quite divided, though not as badly as Philadelphia. 16th Street forms a stark demarcation line. (City Paper)
What’s up in 2013 transportation
The Post’s top transportation projects to watch in 2013 include the Silver Line, streetcars, Capital Bikeshare, and 495 Express Lane buses, as well as highway projects like the ICC and I-66 widening.