Posts Tagged ‘war on cars’

Anita Bonds Wants End to New Bike Lanes on “Narrow” Streets

At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds reportedly called for a moratorium on new bike lanes last night—a policy that would be a major blow to the growing population of cycling denizens in D.C. And that's true, but only to a point, says her spokesman.
At a Ward 3 forum for the Democratic at-large councilmember candidates, the incumbent said she opposed [...]

The Needle: Canadian Invasion

Dry Humor:  A huge Canada Dry delivery truck crashed, blocked all northbound lanes on 14th Street and Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, and made for a great photo op. -1

Eternal Optimists: "If you hate winter, next week through the first couple of days of March may have you hating life," writes the Capital Weather [...]

The Needle: Yeezus Edition

Yo, Kanye, I'm Really Happy for You: U Street Music Hall will play the new Kanye West album, Yeezus, on what's widely considered one of the best sound systems in town tomorrow night. New father West is, after all, the Michael Jordan of music*, so it should be worth checking out. (*: Self-declared) +1
Gentrification Everywhere: [...]

Chatter: Auto-Da-Fé

What you said about what we said last week
Despite the apocalyptic rhetoric that seems to accompany the painting of every new bike lane in D.C., car ownership is not actually under assault in the Washington area, as Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener argued in the cover story “There Is No War on Cars” (April 19). [...]

Washington’s Newest Interest Group: “Transportation Birthers”

The war on the "war on cars" continues! Hostilities began again this week after Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham said in a Washington Post article that increased visitor parking restrictions were meant to discourage driving, and really got going after newsletter author Gary Imhoff blamed the alleged decarification on hipsters.
Now David Alpert, founder of arch-smart [...]

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