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  1. That's weird. One of the drawings (dwg 61) shows...

    That's weird. One of the drawings (dwg 61) shows 35 mph northbound on Joyce and another (dwg 67) shows 25 mph southbound. Given the rather short run of Joyce, that seems strange. Columbia Pike...
  2. See the attached two drawings. Looks like 10...

    See the attached two drawings. Looks like 10 foot combined sidewalk/path on each side.

    Might have to amend my comments to FHWA

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  3. Please let them know. That part of Columbia Pike...

    Please let them know. That part of Columbia Pike and Joyce is currently under design. Info is at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/va/vastanc-1/ and the comment period is open till 26 Feb. Comment...
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    I agree with Chris. If we have concrete goals,...

    I agree with Chris. If we have concrete goals, it is at least easier to judge whether we achieved them. If we strive to have a fine bike lane (for example), we are likely to have to argue why a...
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    While the data used to make this graphic is old...

    While the data used to make this graphic is old (and the data portal is currently down for maintenance - whats up with that?), you can see the rush hour on the Mount Vernon Trail. I'd expect the big...
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    I may have channeled my inner yoda with a...

    I may have channeled my inner yoda with a response like "do or not, there is no strive"
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    Arlington Vision Zero

    There is a VZ survey for Arlington on the web. The staff asked for the bike community's input.

    "I am following up now to ask for your organizationís assistance in promoting our online engagement...
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    West Glebe Road Bridge replacement

    Arlington will be replacing the West Glebe Road Bridge over the Four Mile Run Trail just east of I 395.

    They had an open house last week and the project boards are at...
  9. Pedestrian Zones - New Report by the National League of Cities

    Interesting report on creating permanent or temporary pedestrian zones out of roads in cities.

    https://www.nlc.org/resource/new-report-on-pedestrian-zones


    From the report on 14th St in NYC...
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    Because nothing is considered accomplished until...

    Because nothing is considered accomplished until it goes on a list where there is a potential for funding in the next decade or so.

    When the county comes to the realization that some things have...
  11. But the contracting officers often lack the...

    But the contracting officers often lack the stones to assess a contractor to be unqualified at the proposal stage. The contracting officers I've worked with seem to fear a challenge more than...
  12. Striving to be pedantic, they are actually...

    Striving to be pedantic, they are actually concrete trucks.
  13. Thread: Electronic Horns

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    I had a Hornit on my commuter. ...

    I had a Hornit on my commuter.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hornit-dB140-Bike-Headlight-Cyclists/dp/B07G9Q7BFK

    Worked pretty well but it failed in under six months.
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    If the non-selected vendors remain in the metro...

    If the non-selected vendors remain in the metro area, I'd expect a pile of the scooters at the point on the MVT (and other trails) where the geo-fence is. Presuming the units just stop working so...
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    We always thought it was the indignity of having...

    We always thought it was the indignity of having a bunch of slackers beating the actual competitors. Just say'n.
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    GWMP at Gravelly Point. It seems that a light...

    GWMP at Gravelly Point. It seems that a light pole was felled by an auto last night20523

    Given that the light pole wasn't wearing anything reflective, it probably wasn't the driver's fault.
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    Car Free Development in Tempe, AZ

    While Arizona isn't the place some might think of when the phrase "car-free" is used, there is a development planned in Tempe that will offer no parking for residents.
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  18. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    pigeon - even more natural than a Kind Bar

    pigeon - even more natural than a Kind Bar
  19. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    Observed last night on the new fenceposts at...

    Observed last night on the new fenceposts at DCA.2050020501

    Although the airport isn't getting much service from the new fence, it is good to see somebody is finding it useful.
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    I will officially predict here that there won't...

    I will officially predict here that there won't be a FEMA Presidential Disaster Declaration for the storm in Arlington. To get a declaration requires damage that exceeds a per capita damage level at...
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    Sept 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Coming back from Monday Pancake Club, I went past the barricade on the W&OD underpass at Wilson. A couple of peds who were also using the underpass were de-Lumberjacking the cones at the barriers. ...
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    Sticky: I'm game for Monday. What time?

    I'm game for Monday. What time?
  23. Well that's damning with faint praise.

    Well that's damning with faint praise.
  24. As an alternative, the BAC should review and...

    As an alternative, the BAC should review and comment on the design guidelines the county uses to identify the placement of stuff on trails, sidewalks, and similar places that may affect cyclists. If...
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    I thought we had "achieved" at least one of the...

    I thought we had "achieved" at least one of the triggers in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

    Section 2B.54 No Turn on Red Signs (R10-11 Series, R10-17a, and R10-30)
    Standard:
    01...
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