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ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (November 17-21)

Maggie Awad
Maggie Awad November 21, 2014 Maggie Awad is the Marketing Director at Arlington Transportation Partners. She says every commute to work is different with so many options in her neighborhood including bus, Metro and Capital Bikeshare.
ATP TAKEAWAY: Big news this week in Arlington County. In case you missed it, get your updates here.

Big news this week in Arlington County. In case you missed it, get your updates here.

All about Arlington

Penrose Square Winter Wonderland Dec. 7

"Penrose Square on Columbia Pike is pleased to announce that they will be holding their first annual Penrose Square Winter Wonderland, a free holiday event that will be held for the Arlington community on Sunday, December 7, 2014."

Columbia Pike pedestrians crossing

Arlington Updates Green Building Incentive Program

"The Arlington County Board voted today to update its Green Building Incentive Program. The update emphasizes energy performance and reduced overall environmental impact for site plan developments that voluntarily seek incentives under the program."

Arlington officials halt efforts on streetcars for Columbia Pike, Crystal City

"Arlington halted plans to build a 4.9-mile streetcar line that would have run along Columbia Pike from Skyline Plaza in Fairfax County to Pentagon City."

Without a streetcar, what's next for Columbia Pike, technically and politically?

"After a decade of planning, officials in Arlington cancelled the Columbia Pike streetcar this week. If streetcars aren't going to the answer on there, what might realistically happen instead?"

10 ways Arlington's Courthouse Square could change

"This is the evolving vision for Courthouse Square, a strategy that has emerged from the latest three-hour Wednesday-evening session."


Transportation today & tomorrow

There's a Difference Between Bike Share and Bike Rental

"The Dallas bike share system doesn't do any of that. It's for visitors to Fair Park to ride around a bit. And for that, it's a great asset, but as Paul Sims pointed out on Twitter that is bike rental. Not bike share. It is not transportation, but recreation."

Can High-Speed Rail Help Dallas Build a Great Transit System?

"It may struggle to keep up with passenger demand if it doesn't."

Do bike lanes gentrify neighborhoods?

"Bike lanes are beneficial at all levels of income and across races. But to established communities, it doesn't feel that way. What needs to change?"

Are self-driving cars a red light for public transit?

"Self-driving cars could compete with public transportation systems, but the technology could also be applied to improve them."

Are lower gas prices the end of public transit?

"While Americans splurge on a meal out thanks to lower gas prices, federal and local governments should continue (or start...) funding transit systems that meet the needs of leaner times."

Photo Credit: Washington Post

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