Momentum is building to turn a 2-acre WMATA-owned lot next to the Silver Spring Transit Center into a park. The property was slated for a mixed-use development but negotiations fell through. (Post)
Plow the trails, Arlington!
Why doesn’t Arlington plow its trails? WABA wants residents to ask the County Board to make sure that’s part of the snow response.
Pause for Montgomery’s urban roads bill
A bill by Roger Berliner and Hans Riemer to stop Montgomery DOT from building excessively wide roads in urban areas was put on hold. Instead, there will be a working group to study the issue. (Bethesda Now)
Democrats embracing urbanism?
The Center for American Progress (CAP) is pushing Democrats to get on board the pro-density bandwagon. CAPs new report recommends that cities change zoning codes to encourage transit-friendly development. (NextCity)
Historic and empty
The former home of civil rights leader Mary Church Terrel is designated historic but sits crumbling and empty on a block where many of the other houses have been renovated. Howard University owns the house, but the Great Recession has hampered its upkeep. (Post)
Meet Lady Bird, the tunnel boring machine DC Water is using to dig massive underground water storage tunnels. There will also be two large new vats at the Blue Plains treatment plant. (Post)
No biking for you… ever
After a driver hit a cycling constituent, a Long Island lawmaker says no one should ride a bicycle or motorcycle. He said bike lanes and signs won’t work and most drivers would ignore them. (Patch, David Kaplan) … A regional transportation group rebuts his arguments. (TSTC)