From Greater Greater Washington <[email protected]>
Subject E-bike subsidies, MoCo outdoor dining, exclusionary housing tactics in Virginia
Date January 28, 2023 2:09 PM
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E-bikes subsidy dollars ride further than EVs. MoCo wants community's thoughts on Norfolk Ave outdoor dining. Local obstacles to starter homes in Virginia. A Maryland musician's multimodal commute. Statewide legislation hopes to tackle Baltimore's housing crisis. Tackling perceptions of bike lanes.


Analysis: E-bike subsidies are more cost-effective than EV subsidies
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by David Edmondson (Contributor) • January 25, 2023

When it comes to reducing gasoline-powered travel, what gives states the most bang for their buck? David Edmondson finds that e-bike subsidies are 2.9 times more effective per dollar at displacing gasoline-fueled travel miles than zero-emission vehicle subsidies.
Montgomery County seeks input on the future of the Norfolk Avenue streatery
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by Joshua Montgomery-Patt (Guest Contributor) • January 27, 2023

Montgomery County canceled one of the outdoor dining zones it created in the pandemic, and scaled back on another. Now planners are asking for feedback on one of the last ones left, Norfolk Avenue in Bethesda.
Exclusionary local tactics preventing starter home development in Virginia
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by Wyatt Gordon (Virginia Mercury) • January 25, 2023

While some Virginia localities pursue subtler exclusionary zoning tactics, state officials are contemplating statewide land use reforms to streamline housing development.
Transit Diary: A Maryland musician makes his way by bus and bike
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by Jacob Barker (Guest Contributor) • January 26, 2023

A Silver Spring resident takes us through his daily commutes as a music teacher and church soloist, plus a special trip to the Downtown DC holiday trees in December of 2022.
Two bills aim to tackle Baltimore’s housing shortage
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by Alex Holt (Contributor) • January 24, 2023

The Abundant Housing Act and Inclusionary Housing for Baltimore City would, respectively, allow more density and close a loophole that sapped its supply of affordable units.
National Links: A call to action to shift mindsets around bike lanes
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by Jeff Wood (Contributor) • January 27, 2023

A bike lane mindset shift is needed. Low-traffic neighborhoods reduce cars. Is NextDoor a breeding ground for housing fights?

JOB POSTING: Freelance with GGWash
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Calling all freelancers! Are you a writer interested in exploring how decisions about land use, transportation, and housing shape the world we live in? GGWash is expanding paid writing opportunities for the GGWash publication. We are looking for pitches for explainers, features, historical pieces, and news articles about transportation, housing, land use, and sustainability in the Washington region.


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