Police respond to a crash that leaves a rollerblader unconscious with three skull fractures, a broken cheek, three cracked ribs, and a broken pelvis by leaving the victim a ticket without talking to her. (We wish they wouldn’t keep using the word “accident.”) (TBD, David Alpert) (Tip: David Alpert)
With a little dedication…
BART has an $8.5 million surplus because of unexpectedly high sales tax receipts. Why doesn’t WMATA have dedicated funding again? (San Francisco Chronicle, AW) (Tip: AW)
Based on the current average national gas price, which AAA reports to be $2.78 per gallon on 8/10/10, taking public transit and living without a car will save a DC resident, on average, $9,115 annually and $760 per month. (APTA, Steve G.) (Tip: Steve G.)
The PARK(ing) Day site has been given a face lift in advance of the five-year anniversary of Rebar’s original PARK(ing) project. Anyone here planning on PARK(ing) locally on Friday, September 17? (Tip: Jaime Fearer)
Eat the city
As interest in urban agriculture continues to grow, we have an opportunity to think about cities in new, yet historically based, ways that offer the potential for social, economic, and spatial “recalibration.” (ArchitectureBoston) (Tip: Jaime Fearer)
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