Prince George’s officialy has picked Greenbelt as its preferred site for the FBI. (Examiner) … CFO Gandhi will study the financial effects of the FBI at Poplar Point. Jack Evans and David Catania want the FBI even if it takes prime waterfront land off the tax rolls, while Tommy Wells and Mayor Gray are more skeptical. (Post)
Gondola to Georgetown?
Someone has “not unseriously” suggested a gondola between Rosslyn and Georgetown. Overhead wire objections, not to mention cost, would likely kill any such plan. (Georgetown Metropolitan) … How about a bus lane first?
Camera camera works
After Prince George’s posted a security camera to watch for people vandalizing its speed cameras, nobody has tried to destroy the cameras. Police also say residents constantly ask for more cameras. (WTOP)
The Warren Quarter
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has bought a condo in the Penn Quarter to live the urban life (when she’s in DC). (Post) … Though as she holds of Ted Kennedy’s seat, the Kennedy-Warren would have been way more apt.
Narrow thinking on “safety”
Some New Jersey commuter rail riders can walk right from home to a station, until NJ Transit puts up a fence in the name of “safety” forcing them to walk a mile on a busy highway just to go around the station. (NorthJersey)
Jane Jacobs taught us that “eyes on the street” make a neighborhood safer, but is that really true? Research shows adding residences to commercial areas reduces crime, but all-residential areas have even less. (Next City)