DC FPI released a new report (PDF) showing that the District’s income gap continues to widen. The poorest 20% of DC residents earn $12.36/hr or less while the richest 20% earn at least $38.95/hr. Poor education is part of the cause. (Post)
Car independence in DC
50.4% of DC residents commute without an automobile. Boston beats us by a hair (50.8%) and New York beats us by a bit more (65.8%). Only 22.9% of commuters in Portland, a city often lauded as a model of good planning, commute without an automobile. Even Baltimore does better at 25.2%. (Transport Politic)
Donald Shoup castigates the Cato Institute at 10th and Mass. NW for subsidizing parking for its employees. Shoup argues employer-provided parking is a transportation subsidy that contradicts the free market principles Cato advocates, while just to the east, NPR charges its employees market rate for on-site parking. (Streetsblog) … The generally pro-Shoup Market Urbanism disagrees.