Bye, bye pedestrian pie: DDOT bows to ANC pressure and reconfigures the Morrison Street pedestrian signal into a classic traffic light.

FTA sucks part 937: The Federal Transit Administration continues its attempts to make itself obsolete by ensuring transit can’t ever achieve economies of scale. This time, they’re forbidding city transit systems (including DC’s) from transporting kids to school, despite the fact that it’s cheaper (due to the buses already being there and all).

Not the very model of a modern DC library: Ward 2 Council candidate Cary Silverman is disappointed with plans for the Shaw library. It’s basically a classic library inside a modern-looking building, not a modern library that caters to the needs of a modern community.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.