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Only handful of Capital Bikeshare bikes stolen
Only 15 bikes have gone missing out of the 1,900 bikes ordered for the bikesharing service since it began in fall 2010, according to Capital Bikeshare officials.
Kytja Weir, May 22, 2013, Examiner
14th St. remains closed for sinkhole repairs
Despite the fact that crews have been working around the clock since Tuesday night to repair a gaping sinkhole at 14th and F Streets NW, roads in the vicinity will remain closed to traffic today and could stay closed through tomorrow.
May 23, 2013, WAMU
Capital Bikeshare members reduced driving 4.4 million miles per year
According to a November 2012 survey of Capital Bikeshare members, released today, the average subscriber drove 198 miles less per year after joining the system.
Tanya Snyder, May 22, 2013, dc.streetsblog.org
Bikeshare and better health go together
Besides having a useful mode of travel, Capital Bikeshare members report getting more exercise after joining, a survey found. But governments can do more to help low-income communities, where obesity is often greatest, take advantage of Capital Bikeshare.
David Alpert, May 22, 2013, GGW
The grandaddy of sprawl subsidies
The ultimate sprawl subsidy just might be the mortgage interest deduction. Not only is this baby completely regressive -- the vast majority of subsidies flow to households with incomes greater than $200,000 -- as you can see in the above map, this money tends to flow to areas where everyone is dependent on a car.
Angie Schmitt, May 22, 2013, streetsblog.net
Sinkhole snarls traffic in downtown D.C. on Wednesday
As expected, a sinkhole in downtown Washington snarled traffic during Wednesday morning's rush hour.
Maggie Fazeli Fard, May 22, 2013, Washington Post
Dangerous U-turn in D.C. leads to accidents
A D.C. taxi is caught on camera making a dangerous illegal U-Turn onto a bicycle lane. The YouTube video reached more than one million views in just a couple days.
Mark Segraves, May 22, 2013, NBC Washington
Arlington exceeds AIRE 2012 Goal
Arlington County has met and exceeded the 2007 AIRE (Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy) goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from County government operations 10 percent by 2012 from a 2000 base.
May 21, 2013, Arlington County