In the latest round of updates to regional transportation plans, DC wants to narrow some roads like East and South Capitol Streets, while Virginia plans to widen many roads, particularly near Tysons. (Examiner) Twitter
Alexandria’s DASH Bus has installed bike racks on its entire fleet of buses. A Virginia Department of Transportation grant covered the cost of retrofitting 53 buses in DASH’s fleet that were purchased before 2011. (AlexandriaNews) Twitter
Sequester in the park
Sequestration would mean some big cuts at local national parks like the Mall and Rock Creek (which include smaller DC parks like Dupont Circle, Meridian Hill, Franklin Square, and many more. (DCist) Twitter
No longer in the zone?
Zoning started as a way to separate housing and industrial uses, but with more uses mixing and many exceptions to zoning regulations, has the word now become anachronistic to how we actually plan cities? (Post) Twitter