Reporting on pedestrian life in the D.C. area

Walking it back: Zipcar gets feisty

November 12, 2011 - 09:00 PM
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(Photo: Ben Schumin)

Good morning, D.C. I hope your weekend's going well! For some this is a three-day weekend due to Veterans Day, and for that I salute you. Tomorrow marks the Tweed Ride, and I hope you're all reflecting the stylish elegance and forthright attitude that such an event calls for. In the meantime, let's review the biggest transportation stories of the past week:

• A woman was killed at the Bethesda Metro station last Sunday, and WMATA says the incident appears to be a suicide.

• I took a behind-the-scenes look at the interactions between Zipcar and the District Department of Transportation over the course of past year. Yes, there's been trouble in our car-sharing paradise.

• Learn the history of WMATA's 15-year-old Metro website. And don't miss the photos of its primitive version from the '90s!

• I questioned whether the D.C. Council should lower residential speed limits to 15 miles/hour (down from 25) if there's no expectation that drivers will actually drive that fast.

• Be extra careful this month, pedestrians.

• What exactly happened between Occupy DC and the police last weekend? A car and pedestrians collided but details were murky.

• A town hall came to Twitter.

• There are a couple ways a single individual can bring the Metro system to its knees on any given day.

• Don't fear the reaper? Maybe. But definitely fear the Beltway.

• WMATA started their weekend track work a bit early this week.

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