Going back to this article about Southwest they write "At the turn of the century, the original proposed location of the National Arboretum was in Southwest..." But they're talking about the turn from the 1800's to the 1900's. When does "the turn of the century" mean 2000?
- Baltimore may finally get bikeshare - next year - as the city's financial oversight panel approved an agreement with the state Wednesday to establish Charm City Bikeshare
- More than 250 bikes at 25 stations
- Officials said the state will pay 80 percent of the $1.1 million start-up costs, including purchasing cycles and station equipment, and Baltimore must come up with the rest. City leaders haven't decided whether to use tax dollars or find a private-sector partner.
- A vendor to run it has not been selected, but Alta is under consideration
- A profile of Ben Freed, new editor of DCist includes this "He gets around by bike—when he can. (It was in the shop when we talked.)"
- MDOT's next public meeting on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan is June 11th.
- Drive till you increase unemployment, or how sprawl is killing America: "The authors find that higher levels of homeownership in a state appear to be associated with lower levels of labor mobility, higher commute times, and fewer new businesses created. Taken together, those three factors tend to increase the unemployment rate."