This week in Foggy Bottom:
January 14, 2011
This week in Foggy Bottom: Metro closed over MLK Jr. Day Weekend, more pizza (!), more bikes (?), more police (?), and more students (?). It’s all inside.
Some of us are planning on being more productive than others during the 3-day MLK Jr. weekend. Metro, for example, is replacing track switches, escalators and elevators, and improving cell phone service in Foggy Bottom! That means the Foggy Bottom Metro station will be closed from 10pm Friday through Monday. Good luck navigating.
Of course, you can avoid Metro altogether if you sign up for a Capital Bikeshare account. It looks like there may be a new CaBi station at the FoBo Metro, too. (Right now, there’s a pretty big station about one block away, by the TGI Fridays.)
When the FoBo Metro does reopen, you can expect an increased police presence. The GW Hatchet reports it’s a response to an increase in crime — but fails to give any real numbers. So, a 56% increase from the last year in burglaries could mean 14 more burglaries. Or it could mean 98 more burglaries. My bet is 56% is a larger number than the actual amount of burglaries. Either way, I guess MPD didn’t want to get showed up by local superheroes.
Will GW’s population cap be lifted by Gray? (And do you think that’s a good idea?)
September 14, 2010
This morning, on 21st Street between I and Penn, faithful FoBoBlo reader Catherine snapped these pictures that show the snazzy new bike share stations coming to be installed!