Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Backwards Notion That Driving Up Real Estate Prices Preserves Affordable Housing

The backers of the Columbia Pike Streetcar have many arguments in favor of the project.  They range from topsy-turvy (the idea that serving only one pair of destinations is a virtue, rather than a significant flaw in a transit system) … Continue reading

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Pike Bus Changes: 16F to Become 16X, New 16Y Stops

WMATA recently announced some changes to the direct-to-DC rush hour Pike Ride bus routes, effective December 30th.  Overall, the changes are fairly minor but they could affect your commute. 16Y Currently, the 16Y serves Columbia Pike, with additional stops in … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Neapolitan Bistro Coming to Penrose Square

Red Rocks Neapolitan Bistro, a “firebrick pizzeria” with locations in Old Town Alexandria and DC’s Columbia Heights, plans to open a location in Penrose Square this month. The website of the chain doesn’t have any further details, but the sign … Continue reading

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Demographic, Attitudinal Changes Are Missing Elements of Trolley Debate

One of the most common arguments in favor of the streetcar is that it’s the best choice to encourage residents to use transit instead of their vehicle for trips along the Pike.  The logic is that because current drivers don’t … Continue reading

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