An anti-dooring bill died in Virginia’s House of Delegates Transportation Committee again. Scott Garrett, the subcommittee chairman, was unwilling to allow drivers to be at fault for dooring a cyclist unless they intended to cause harm. (Post)
Tough on snow?
Montgomery Councilmember Hans Riemer believes the current 24-hour snow removal law isn’t enough and wants the county to create a Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan. Council president Craig Rice doesn’t think new laws are necessary. (WAMU)
MD and VA drivers owe DC big bucks
A DC DMV report shows Maryland drivers owe a whopping $15.4 million to DC in unpaid traffic citations while Virginia drivers owe about $7 million. (DCist)
Community garden or parking?
Developers of a condo building on H Street NE may soon pave over a community garden to get 5 parking spaces, because neighbors fearful about street parking asked for more parking as part of the project. (City Paper)
Getting the vote
How can DC get voting rights? Expert suggestions include amending the Constitution, generating international pressure, and giving up. (City Paper)
Another try for gas station condos
Eastbanc will try again to propose condos at the site of the Key Bridge Exxon. Should residents be able to veto a building below them which might block part of their view? (Georgetown Metropolitan)
Don’t count on the feds
WMATA might not be able to count on federal dollars to solely fund capital improvements. The federal share of its capital budget is declining, and there’s less money nationwide available for transit. (PlanItMetro)
Third Church coming down
After a long historic preservation battle, the Brutalist Third Church of Christ at 16th and I is actually coming down with demolition starting yesterday. A new office building will includes meeting space for the congregation. (PoPville)
Is Google for distracted driving?
Does using Google Glass constitute distracted driving? Some state lawmakers think so, but Google is lobbying to stop proposed laws against driving while using Glass. (NYT)