A resident convinced Montgomery County to study and improve a pedestrian crosswalk in Bethesda. The county opted not to add a Barnes Dance, as requested, but did reduce pedestrian wait times. (Bethesda Magazine)
Off the grid in SW
One family in Southwest DC has been living almost totally off the grid for seven years. Since giving Pepco the boot, they’ve installed solar panels and efficient amenities to live on their own terms. (The Atlantic)
Wall Street to walk street
For five hours this past weekend, 60 blocks surrounding New York’s financial district became a walker’s paradise. The city reduced speed limits to 5 mph and encouraged pedestrians to take over the streets. (The Guardian)
A Metrobus crashed into a wall on 16th St NW yesterday after colliding with another vehicle. (Post) … How is East Los Angeles handling “gentefication,” gentrification by upwardly mobile people of the same race? (CityLab) … A new DC Streetcar guide tells you everything you need to know to explore H Street and Benning Road. (Technical.ly)
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