Revenue From DC Speed Cameras Plummets [DCist] I’m torn on the speed camera thing, because on one hand, they’re pretty Orwellian, but on the other, as a bicyclist, I sort of believe that there should be speed cameras literally at every single intersection. Semi-related, the person who invents a visual equivalent to the radar detector – maybe some sort of laser pointer-type device that blinds speed cameras? – is going to be a billionaire.
First Look At The Coming Spy Museum In L’Enfant [Washington Business Journal] The building looks cool, yes, but in my experience, there are two types of people: people who think the Spy Museum is a cool, legitimate museum, and people who have actually been to the Spy Museum.
The Correlation Between Income And Homeownership [Zillow] Turns out the poorer you are, the more likely it is that you own a home. Oh wait, sorry, I had that backwards, it’s actually the complete opposite.
Withering Heights [Washington City Paper] In a time of unprecedented revenue, why is the District so reluctant to keep its promises of upgraded low-income housing? (But spend millions on a soccer stadium?)
By 2030, SW Will Be DC’s “Ecodistrict” [Curbed DC] This is a distinct improvement over what’s in Southwest now, which is “nothing at all.”
L.A.’s Lonely Mountain Lions [New Yorker] Could be relevant to DC; hundreds of deer and several coyotes and wolves (and even some coyote-wolf hybrids!) live in Rock Creek Park, in the center of the city.