Bikeshare in Alexandria is growing fast. From 2014 to 2015, ridership increased by 50%, and Alexandria recovered 63% of its operating costs via fares, more than double the 30% goal. (TheWashCycle)
Safety after the Fort Totten crash
Seven years after the Metro crash that killed nine outside of Fort Totten, two safety recommendations - to add blackboxes to all railcars and to retire the 1000-series cars - still remain unresolved. (WAMU)
Historic “shotgun house” plans
120 apartment units could come to Capitol Hill on the site of a historic “shotgun house.” Prior plans to redevelop failed after the Historic Preservation Board said no to razing the home. This time developers intend to relocate the home elsewhere on the lot. (Capitol Hill Corner, J.R.) (Tip: J.R.)
The skywalk is the limit…ing factor
The skywalks that sprung up across cold-weather cities were all the rage in the 1970s. Now cities with skywalks are finding they may have inadvertently killed their own downtowns as businesses struggle because no one walks the streets anymore. (AP, Adam S.) (Tip: Adam S.)
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