One not-so-recent Snyder action: Getting the National Park Service to let him cut down 130 trees blocking his Potomac house’s view of the canal and river in 2004. In exchange, he donated money to NPS. (Examiner) Twitter
395 HOT lanes out
Virginia has dropped plans for HOT lanes on I-395 after failing to come to agreement with Arlington. It will instead move ahead with HOT lanes on 95 outside the Beltway and ramps around the Mark Center. (Post) Twitter
Plazas could fight crime at Truxton Circle
The Florida & North Capitol intersection, where Bill Mitchell was killed trying to save a woman, might benefit from more police, but redesigning the streets to connect isolated traffic islands to nearby blocks and create public plazas could also make the area safer. (Housing Complex) Twitter
How useful is the Circulator website?
If you’ve used www.dccirculator.com, the Circulator team would like your input through a survey they’ve created. Twitter
Are you a car-free skeptic?
Arlington is accepting applications for two “car-free diet skeptics,” people who currently drive regularly but would try going car-free for 30 days and share the experience. You get fame and some cool swag. Twitter
Streetcars4DC reviews report
Despite the focus on overhead wires and some windshield perspective, the Committee of 100 streetcar report “makes a positive contribution to the public dialogue,” says Streetcars4DC, by clearly stating support for the program as well as sensible recommendations to communicate financial and operating plans and comply with environmental laws. Twitter