DC will not pursue charges against the journalists arrested at the Taxi Commission. Mark Segraves tried to go ask them about the incident, and instead of talking to him, they locked the door and turned out the lights. (WTOP)
DC and WMATA police chiefs testified that WMATA needs more cops to combat ordinary crimes; too bad the feds give grants to combat highly unlikely terrorism threats instead. Sarles also said the system needs its $150 million annual money for repairs. (Post)
Polling shows that the unique social, cultural, and artistic features are the most powerful forces that make residents attached to their neighborhoods. In fact these are more powerful than economic factors. (MetroTrends)
Don’t believe everything you read
A Toronto street study claimed there was no room for bike lanes and wider sidewalks on a road, and that only 2% of the traffic was bikes. A resident proved both wrong, the first with a tape measure, the second with a team of volunteer traffic counters. (Mez Dispenser, azhers) (Tip: azhers)
Bolivia’s leftist president wants to legalize stolen cars because, “We all have a right to have a car.” (MercoPress, Garrett B.) … A NYC-based group is trying to design a pool that would float in the river and automatically purify river water to fill the pool. (Kickstarter) … China is cloning an Austrian village. (Providence Journal)
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