Sunday, December 07, 2014

Richard Layman Proposes Renaming 11th Street Bridges After Marion Barry
I don't favor a renaming of a major arterial for Marion Barry, although I'd be fine with a ceremonial renaming of a bridge--many states including Maryland names bridges in honor of politicians, soldiers killed in the line of duty, etc.

For such a name change, I'd nominate the 11th Street bridges--which connect the city, east and west of the Anacostia River, and Ward 6 to Ward 8--as suitable for renaming in honor of Marion Barry.

I concur.

I agree. Given his role with ECTC, in stopping I-95 by Catholic University of America, he played a role in disproportionately routing the freeway traffic through DC's least affluent areas.


resjan said...

Who is Richard Layman?

Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

click on the link in the article and find out- he is the creator of the blog Urban Spaces and Places