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    I am always hypervigilant when I take the general...

    I am always hypervigilant when I take the general travel lane on Maine. Also hammering as fast as I can. ☺

    Regarding parked cars and visibility. The 7th street intersection is pretty well...
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    Well, tbh, I almost never ride there on weekends....

    Well, tbh, I almost never ride there on weekends. And it's true, the car turns are a problem apart from the pedestrians. I am not suggesting the PBL for everyone, but I don't think it is useless....
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    Other than an empty suburban sidewalk, I ride...

    Other than an empty suburban sidewalk, I ride more slowly than that on sidewalks.
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    Can I get a ped path that wide and unobstructed...

    Can I get a ped path that wide and unobstructed on upper King Street? Pretty please?
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    If the PBL were on the north side of Maine, there...

    If the PBL were on the north side of Maine, there would be riders on the sidewalk on the south side of Maine, as on so many sidewalks in this area. The PBL has performed admirably in keeping CaBi...
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    That is not in fact the case. While there are...

    That is not in fact the case. While there are pedestrians, anyone comfortable riding slowly on a crowded trail should be able to ride just fine on the PBL - keep your speed below 10 MPH or so, and...
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    That thread is - fascinating.

    That thread is - fascinating.
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    I was specifically referring to incidents in the...

    I was specifically referring to incidents in the City of Alexandria, such as APD briefs BPAC on. According to our VZ plan (I would rather not get into the question of the completeness of that data)...
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    Fortunately its not every day we have a car...

    Fortunately its not every day we have a car hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk. This was part of the monthly review of such collisions. Citations during enforcement campaigns, as opposed to...
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    Do you have statistics for how often drivers are...

    Do you have statistics for how often drivers are cited for not slowing down enough to stop at crosswalks if necessary?* Do you have statistics for how many pedestrians that are hit in intersections...
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    For a significant portion of the year there are...

    For a significant portion of the year there are no buses there, and its just a very wide lane. At a very minimum you would need to clearly paint the parking spots, and even then I think they do not...
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    Where I used to live in Annandale, that "Virginia...

    Where I used to live in Annandale, that "Virginia standard" could have meant waiting 30 minutes to cross the street headed towards a crossing over LRT to get to a bus stop (there was also a signaled...
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    I have not been there in almost 4 years, but I...

    I have not been there in almost 4 years, but I used to take Americana Drive.
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    If a cyclist Delaware's a stop sign in...

    If a cyclist Delaware's a stop sign in Fairlington, and no one see's him except for one "gadfly" peeking through a window, does he make a sound?
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    When you do read it, I think you may be pleased. ...

    When you do read it, I think you may be pleased. Eben emphasizes precisely the importance of not endangering pedestrians - that it matters HOW you break the law, and WHERE you do so.
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    So like the advantage of that is that drivers...

    So like the advantage of that is that drivers will be careful, because they don't want to crash into all that stained glass?
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    Okay, "cursing less than usual"

    Okay, "cursing less than usual"
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    I don't see Eben saying that those who follow the...

    I don't see Eben saying that those who follow the letter of the law where he would not are irrational. He said he sometimes breaks the law to improve his safety (for survival is clearly an...
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    showing my age, when I carry that tune in my head...

    showing my age, when I carry that tune in my head (I must have used it as a ride title? If I didn't I should have) I think of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3nswy0LNsE
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    Well, sorry I couldn't make it to happy hour,...

    Well, sorry I couldn't make it to happy hour, thanks to W&W for organizing and to Accordioneur for announcing prizes. Congratulations to Komorebi for winning the prize, though even she did not ride...
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    Sorry I have given up updating this, as I now...

    Sorry I have given up updating this, as I now have more serious infra tasks related to BPAC, but I had to come and here and mention this:

    There is now a section of buffered bike lane on Eye Street...
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    I hadn't realized before but there is a conflict with the Alexandria BPAC meeting, so I am going to have to send my regrets (and will contact Accordioneur about the pointless prize) Have fun, all.
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    By the way, I take it Swedish meatballs are, as a...

    By the way, I take it Swedish meatballs are, as a general rule, made with flour/breadcrumbs etc? #yupthisagainsorry #SaturdayNightandYouWon'tHearAboutItAgainForAYear
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    That story is terrible. It says it happened in...

    That story is terrible. It says it happened in Alexandria, when it actually happened in Fairfax County. It also calls Alexandria a "suburb". It says the guy is from Alexandria (as does another...
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    Anxo #becauseWhynotturnthisintoashtick ...

    Anxo #becauseWhynotturnthisintoashtick #andmakeitclassyatthat?
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