With Ward 8’s special election too close to call, it is possible that Trayon White, may still come out ahead. Working on youth and education issues and receiving support from the late Marion Barry, he has won the community’s trust. (Post)
What American dream?
With housing prices on the rise, homeownership has declined. But the drop is most severe among DC’s lowest-income residents. (City Paper)
Through the grapevine
A plan to bring eight Capital Bikeshare stations to the George Washington Memorial Parkway could be in jeopardy. Rumor has it that The National Park Service no longer wants Bikeshare docks on their land. (WAMU)
Will millennials adopt the car?
For decades Americans commuted by car, but millennials appear to be driving less. Is the recent drop in driving reflective of changing preferences or just a side effect of the recession? (Vox)
Resuscitating Underground Atlanta
Could mixed use development reawaken Atlanta’s Underground neighborhood? After years of suburban flight, Atlanta looks to revive its downtown. (NYTimes)
A reason to walk
Think DC earns too much on speeding tickets? Campo, Colorado openly runs a speed trap, generating 93% of the town’s revenue. (Gawker)
Cycles in the air
Thousands of cyclists in Budapest, Hungary held their bicycles in the air to raise awareness about the need to improve cycling infrastructure in the city. (The Guardian)
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