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dasgeh
10-06-2011, 08:32 AM
Where do we report specific problems with road design (with easy fixes) within Arlington?

Specifically, in Lyon Park between Washington Blvd and US 50, two blocks on 3rd Street have restricted entrances (you can't drive East on 3rd from Washington Blvd, and you can't drive West on 3rd Street from Barton Street - I assume to stop cars from cutting through). I don't see any reason not to except bikes from the "Do Not Enter" rules for these blocks, similar to what you see in Lyon Village (I don't remember exactly where I've seen this, but it might be N Barton south of Key Blvd).

Who should we ask about this?

Tim Kelley
10-06-2011, 08:34 AM
A couple of the Arlington County planners/engineers read this board. I'll direct their attention to this thread.

dasgeh
10-06-2011, 08:38 AM
A couple of the Arlington County planners/engineers read this board. I'll direct their attention to this thread.

Thanks so much! - Gillian

Tim Kelley
10-06-2011, 09:48 AM
I passed this along and this is response I get back:

"Those signs were put up a few years ago as a traffic calming measure before our current traffic calming procedures and manual were in place. There is plenty of room on the street for bicycles though. I'll check it out to make sure but it looks like a good spot for "Do not enter except bicycles"."

Sounds hopeful!

dasgeh
10-06-2011, 10:22 AM
Hooray! Thanks

I also noted that the newest ARL bike map designates this section of 3rd Street as an On-Street Bicycle Route. As currently signed, bikes couldn't use it as shown on the map. (in either direction).

Thanks again

Tim Kelley
10-06-2011, 10:27 AM
We'll be reprinting the map later this winter--I'll make a note to look into it.

Any other map suggestions?

Arlingtonrider
10-06-2011, 01:55 PM
A map suggestion --

The trail at the DC end of the George Mason Bridge isn't shown correctly on the main part of most recent map that I have, although it is correct in the inset. Looking at the full new map (which might not be the newest) it appears that you would have to make an immediate left or right right where the bridge ends. I have one of the old 2009 maps as well, and the large version of that map shows the route correctly.

Update: I just picked up one of the newest maps (the ones with 2011 on the front), and saw that this has already been corrected.

dasgeh
10-06-2011, 07:26 PM
We'll be reprinting the map later this winter--I'll make a note to look into it.

Any other map suggestions?

Thanks. Though I really hope the roads get the "bikes except" and the map can remain the same.

dasgeh
10-24-2011, 08:36 AM
I passed this along and this is response I get back:

"Those signs were put up a few years ago as a traffic calming measure before our current traffic calming procedures and manual were in place. There is plenty of room on the street for bicycles though. I'll check it out to make sure but it looks like a good spot for "Do not enter except bicycles"."

Sounds hopeful!

Yesterday, I noticed the signs were changed. Thank you so much! Score one for responsive local government!

(Seriously, please pass my thanks over to the appropriate people in the County)

Tim Kelley
10-24-2011, 08:50 AM
(Seriously, please pass my thanks over to the appropriate people in the County)

I will certainly do so!

dasgeh
07-17-2013, 04:12 PM
I have another candidate for "Do Not Enter Except Bicycles": North Lynnbrook Drive

It's a tiny little street, between 13th and 14th St N. but it's a great way to make the hill from Kirkwood to Hayes Park / Cherrydale more bearable. Can we let the bikes through?

Thanks!