Metro officials have been spreading awareness about the Silver Line at festivals and events throughout the region. While almost everyone knows about the line, they might not know where the stations are and which ones have parking. (Post) Twitter
What’s the fare?
Metro released a fare and travel time calculator for new Silver Line destinations. A trip from one end of the line to the other will take 70 minutes and cost $5.90 during peak hours. Twitter
Can Rosslyn be fixed?
In 1962, a big vision for Rosslyn included lots of office space, an elevated loop road, and lots and lots of parking. The office space part worked out, but the public realm didn’t. Now, Arlington hopes to update Rosslyn as comfortable place to walk around with welcoming public spaces. (WBJ) Twitter
No streetcar, no stadium?
Tommy Wells, once a staunch supporter of a DC United stadium, may oppose the deal now that there won’t be streetcars to Buzzard Point anytime soon. He says a stadium needs better transit to work. (City Paper) Twitter
Cycletracks increase ridership
Cycling on L Street jumped by 65% after the cycletrack appeared, and cyclists felt more safe. A new study found this effect there and in Austin, Portland, San Francisco, and Boston. (City Paper, CityLab) Twitter
Kishan Putta, a Dupont ANC commissioner who was a leading voice pushing for a 16th Street bus lane and was a big 15th Street cycletrack supporter, will run for DC Council at large as an independent in November. Twitter
The Montgomery teachers union may pull its endorsement in the District 5 council race; their candidate, Chris Barclay, allegedly misused a school credit card. (Post) ... A developer who initially backed Duchy Trachtenberg over Roger Berliner in District 1, because Berliner limited development in Ten Mile Creek, changed his mind when Trachtenberg drew some union supporters. (Bethesda Magazine) Twitter
A photographer puts a face on urban sprawl through a series of aerial photographs taken from a helicopter. He sought to make a compelling case for sustainable planning through the images. (PBS NewsHour) Twitter