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Council members requested information about the size of boutique hotels, the project costs, historic resources, parking and flooding precautions, among other items.
Another public hearingand council work session will be scheduled for June. The council has the option to push the vote into September. — Compiled by Christy Goodman
Car-free skeptics made believers Men compete for prize of free transit by walking, biking, riding
BY CHRISTY GOODMAN
Matt Smith and Kyle Lewis have been crisscrossing the region on foot, louboutin shoes discount by bike and public transit for the past month. They are competing for one year of free transit in Arlington County's Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge.
The winner will be announced in Rosslyn on Friday on National Bike to Work Day — and it is anybody's game, said Bobbi Greenberg of Arlington Commuter Services.
The month-long competition aims to get people out of their cars and have them tweet, blog and preach the lifestyle, Greenberg said.
"We know people aren't going to give up their cars, but we'd like them to use it less," she said.
The county's commuter services program has been able to reduce car trips in the county by 38,000 trips a day, eliminating 42,000 vehicle miles traveled, christian louboutin heels she said. That means 64,000 tons of carbon dioxide and lots of other pollutants were removed from the county's air, she said.
And after a few weeks in, Smith, 27, and Lewis, 26, are believers. It took a little getting used to, they said.
When Smith, who lives two miles from the Ballston Metro, christian louboutin for sale told his friends and family he was a finalist in the challenge, their response was," 'I don't understand what you won.
Going car-free sounds like a horrible prize,'" he said.
Driving in this region is what is horrible, Smith said. In the year and a half that he has lived in the area, he has had "murderous" thoughts behind the wheel and wanted to learn how to live without his car.
He works freelance in marketing and can telecommute. Every trip he took this month was different, from running errands to hanging out with friends. Christian Louboutin discount It didn't help that on the first day of the challenge, he missed his bus and was three hours late to a job interview.
"I was up against a lot of obstacles . . . I should have planned better," said Smith, whose new accessories consist of tote bags, walking shoes and Plans on reduced carbon emissions get green light Arlington County and Alexandria set goals for environment email@example.com