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People living near biking, walking paths get more exercise
People who live near safe, high-quality biking and walking infrastructure tend to get more exercise than people who don’t, according to a study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health.
Angie Schmitt, July 21, 2014, Streetsblog USA
Metro says 'all systems go' for scheduled Silver Line opening Saturday
Metro said it encountered no glitches while testing its new Silver Line for a full day Sunday and again during peak morning travel hours Monday, and a transit authority spokesman declared “it’s all system go” for the start of passenger service Saturday.
Paul Duggan, July 21, 2014, Washington Post
10-year-old bicyclist struck in North Bethesda
A 10-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was struck by a car while riding her bike on Friday evening.
Lindsey Leake, Robert Lyles, July 18, 2014, ABC 7
No unanimous votes on Columbia Pike streetcar
The Arlington County Board Saturday voted 3-2 to pay for the planned Columbia Pike streetcar without federal funding, deciding to rely instead on $65 million in additional money from the commonwealth to help cover the project’s estimated $333 million cost.
Patricia Sullivan, July 19, 2014, Washington Post
Walk Score serving 20 million scores per day
Every day we hear from renters, home shoppers, property managers, realtors and real estate developers about the growing importance of walkability, short commutes, bike-ability and access to public transit.
Josh Herst, July 16, 2014, Walk Score
Contraflow bike lanes get nod from U.S. engineering establishment
Contraflow bike lanes could soon be included in an influential traffic engineering guide.
Angie Schmitt, July 18, 2014, Streetsblog USA
D.C. Dept. of Public Works testing side underrun guards
The District Department of Public Works (DPW) is piloting a few designs of side underrun guards on a some of their large vehicles. Underrun guards are installed to limit the likelihood a bicyclist or pedestrian would be pulled underneath a vehicle when a crash occurs.
Greg Billing, July 18, 2014, WABA
Lack of exercise, not diet, linked to rise in obesity
Inactivity rather than overeating could be driving the surge in Americans' obesity, according to a study by a team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
July 18, 2014, FABB