This is going to be a busy week at Just Up The Pike. As a counterpoint to Steve Silverman's Purple Line bus tour earlier this month, I will be attending a walking tour of Thayer Avenue, a proposed Purple Line route through East Silver Spring, hosted by SSTOP (Silver Spring/Thayer Opposed to the Plan). I can't say I'll be going in without an opinion on the Purple Line, but I will be open to what the neighborhood has to say. After all, this is their home; for everyone else, it's just scenery between Silver Spring and Langley Park.
On Wednesday, I plan to attend the forum on affordable housing being held by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. I probably won't be the only blogger there (after all, I heard about this from Russ at Political Yak), so we should have a nice discussion about it the next day.
In the meantime - MoCoPolitics has been one of the most responsible of the County bloggers this election year, both with its previous editor and the new editor, whomever he/she/it may be. They're having a discussion about the County's growth, which I encourage anyone not hiding behind the cloak of anonymity to join. This is the discussion we need to be having, not whether Steve Silverman is a shill or Ike Leggett is a waffler.
I think that once you take the walk you will see why so many people are opposed to the Purple Line.
The destruction of the watershed, wildlife , trees and the endangerment of lives is not worth twhatever time will be saved with Purple Line,
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