87% of DC residents support red light cameras and 76% support speed cameras, a study found. 59% of people who’d gotten tickets said they deserved them. John Townsend seems unusually subdued. (Examiner)
MoCo CaBi coming; Floreen wants lanes
Montgomery County signed a contract with Alta to bring Capital Bikeshare there by this fall. Nancy Floreen says the county needs to do more to add bike lanes in Bethesda and Silver Spring. (WTOP)
Do we need another highway?
Virginia took another step forward for its Outer Beltway segment west of Dulles. The $1 billion road aims to spur growth, but it will mostly be sprawl, and there’s little analysis behind the decision. (WAMU)
Walk the long way to VRE
VRE is warning people not to cross the railroad tracks in Burke. The shortcut shaves a several-block detour and Fairfax hopes to build a pedestrian bridge, but that won’t happen for years. (WTOP)
More power for ethics?
The new DC Board of Ethics and Government Accountability has recommended several changes to DC’s ethics laws including criminalizing conflict-of-interest violations, ethics rules for all city employees, and the power to recommend expulsion of council members. (Examiner)
Small units get big
The micro-unit trend continues as a mixed-use proposal for a plot of land on Florida Avenue NW would include 200 micro apartments. (UrbanTurf)
Safer without stoplights
One English town took out the stoplights and walk signals at one intersection and replaced it with an unusual double roundel design. The result is slower moving car traffic and safer pedestrian traffic. (Kottke, Jared C) (Tip: Jared C)