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Compare commutes for homes and apartments
Commuting is expensive and nobody likes to be stuck in traffic. Most of us want to live close to the people and places we love. So today we’re launching a feature that lets you compare commute and travel times for any property.
Matt Lerner, March 7, 2014, Walk Score
'Save the trail' leader builds fence into Purple Line right-of-way
On Jan. 21, a district court judge ruled the fence -- built last May -- was built illegally, about 18 feet into the county’s right-of-way. It’s also in the path of a planned retaining wall for the Purple Line.
Aaron Kraut, March 6, 2014, Bethesda Now
Metro accessibility advisory committee seeking new members
Metro’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens interested in joining the group.
March 6, 2014, WMATA
Retail experts say R-B corridor set for future success
“In Ballston, in Courthouse, in Clarendon, you can go on a leisurely four-block, five-block walk, passing ground floor retail with every step, with options to grab a paper, grab coffee, meeting with someone."
Ethan Rothstein, March 6, 2014, ARLnow
Delivery startups expand to Arlington
Postmates, a San Francisco-based startup that uses couriers to deliver items from stores and restaurants directly to offices and homes in under an hour, has expanded to Arlington.
March 6, 2014, ARLnow
U.S. pedestrian deaths edge down after 3-year rise
Pedestrian deaths fell 8.7 percent in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period the previous year, according to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
Angie Schmitt, March 6, 2014, Streetsblog USA
Three foot passing bill approved in VA Senate and House
Senate Bill 97, "Bicycles, etc.; minimum clearance for passing" otherwise known as the Three Foot Passing bill, was approved by the Virginia House by a vote of 72-27. The bill earlier cleared the Senate 31-7. It now goes to Governor McAuliffe for his signature.
March 6, 2014, FABB
More bike legislation scuttled by Va. lawmakers
Virginia is for lovers, but it's not always for bikes. Thanks to a deadly combination of rural expanses and traffic-clogged suburbs, the state is behind many of its peers in making the roads safer for bicyclists.
Rachel Weiner, March 6, 2014, Washington Post