A CUA design studio has redesigned the Eastern Market metro plaza into a modern park interspersing walkways, wild gardens (similar to those on New York’s new High Line), and grassy areas for sitting. What do you think? (DCmud)
WashCycle runs down the bicycle bills that passed the Maryland legislature. The bicycle 3-foot passing one is very weak, basically allowing vehicles to pass bicycles unsafely anytime there isn’t enough room to pass safely. However, if a driver acts negligently and kills someone, they can lose their license for a whole half a year, but isn’t guilty of a misdemeanor.
A ULI study expands upon the total cost of housing plus transportation data in the Boston area: the core and inner suburbs are cheap because of access, some areas are cheap because housing is cheap, and most areas are pricey either because of high housing prices, high transportation costs, or both. (FT Energy Source, charlie) (Tip: charlie)
Congress is likely to vote on DC voting rights next week, which would come with the price tag of gutting most DC gun restrictions (Post) … Mayor Fenty may have accomplished a lot, but he’s broken his promise for open government, reversing course on CapStat, a program to post agency performance metrics. (Loose Lips)
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