Plans to rehabilitate the Rock Creek Park Trail passed a major hurdle after clearing environmental review. DDOT now has to finish the design and engineering, both of which are funded. (WABA)
Bike lanes mean more space
Drivers give cyclists more room when passing if there is a bike lane painted on the street. This may help explain why cyclists feel safer with dedicated infrastructure. (Streetsblog)
Bikes are the real menace!
The Georgetown ANC finally supports traffic calming… for bikes. The ANC and Jack Evans want raised crosswalks on K Street to slow bike traffic. Yet 4 pedestrians died in collisions with drivers in the past 10 years. (GM)
Support for stadium?
Will the DC Council support a new stadium for DC United? It’s not really clear after a hearing. Many expressed concern over whether DC was getting the best deal in the land swap, but few opposed it outright. Tommy Wells says he’ll only support it if there is better transit. (City Paper)
No liquor delivery?
A service that offered deliver liquor to people in DC is breaking the law by taking money for alcoholic products without a license, say regulators, and will stop immediately. Could services like LivingSocial also be breaking the law? (WBJ)
A bigger Circulator?
The Bethesda Circulator might expand from its current 19-stop route. While many have called for expansion, funding and maintaining frequency remain obstacles. (BethesdaNow)
Check out affordable housing
Libraries can often serve as de facto homeless shelters, so now librarians are taking up the cause of affordable housing. Libraries are also hiring social workers and sometimes hiring the homeless outright. (Post)