Before he rejected a $2,000-month Lincoln Navigator for its gray interior, Chairman Kwame Brown first rejected $896/month Chevy Tahoe and also a Chevy Suburban, because he wanted the same kind of vehicle the Mayor had. (City Paper)
Car passengers beat cyclist they just hit
Driver hits cyclist in Adams Morgan. Other cyclist shouts at car passengers to step out of the car to provide information. Passengers instead start beating other cyclist. When first cyclist calls 911, passengers beat him too. Bystander chases them off. (City Paper)
Montgomery planners won’t support 3,000 new housing units along the Purple Line in Chevy Chase. Because right outside DC on a transit line isn’t a good place for a lot of new residents, or something. (Gazette)
Why the redistricting angst?
Should DC residents be so worked up over redistricting? Lydia DePillis says new ward boundaries have demonstrably little effect on all the things protesters claim to be concerned about. (City Paper)
Federal Center SW goes green
The morose central square of Federal Center SW will get a major facelift thanks to the NCPC’s decision to replace a surface lot with a landscaped park, sidewalks and far less conspicuous security measures. (DCmud)
We’re worse than Beijing?
The editor of China Daily says the DC Metro compares unfavorably to Beijing’s after riding on a crowded train on a weekend. I don’t know how impartial their state-controlled media are, but at least China is willing to suitably invest in its transit infrastructure. (AltTransport)