Fairfax will put $22 million toward making new Silver Line Metro stations more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. Half of the funds will go toward building a network of on-road bike lanes in Herndon and Reston. (Post)
Housing boom and bust
While home prices in some DC neighborhoods have doubled over the past 15 years, some neighborhoods still haven’t recovered from the recession. Single family homes east of the Anacostia have lost value since 2006. (City Paper)
Affordable housing on the Hill
A developer wants to add 800 new affordable housing units in Capitol Hill by building more density at an existing housing project, without displacing any current residents. (Capitol Hill Corner)
Compared to the 50 states, DC has the highest cost of childcare in the country, at over $22 thousand annually for an infant in center-based care. (DCist) … Metro delays are up this year. Most delays are caused by mechanical issues with trains or trains that never leave the station. (Washingtonian) … SoberRide is back. The program gives free cab rides to deter drunk driving over the holidays. (ARLnow)
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