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  1. Tsk Tsk... Posting fake news might violate the...

    Tsk Tsk... Posting fake news might violate the terms under which the Washington Area Bike Forum uses this fine software from VBulletin.:rolleyes:
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    LOTM (and other): Thinking about (parking or...

    LOTM (and other): Thinking about (parking or even flexipost) PBLs on residential streets, how does one deal with such prosaic issues as trash day or bus routes? Washington Blvd is a major bus route...
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    Nope. Based on Strava segments: (I assume you...

    Nope. Based on Strava segments: (I assume you are talking eastbound, because both are downhill from Harrison west as Harrison is at the top of the hill.)

    Down Yaaawn (Washington Blvd from...
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    I wasn't going to bring this up, but if you look...

    I wasn't going to bring this up, but if you look at the segment explore feature on Strava you will see that the grades on 16th Street are actually less than that those on Washington Blvd. As a...
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    OK then. Washington Blvd has (recently completed...

    OK then. Washington Blvd has (recently completed on the south side) sidewalks in its ROW. Why don't we just call them cycletracks and we will be done?:rolleyes:
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    The WOD next to Virginia Lane is a bike path (and...

    The WOD next to Virginia Lane is a bike path (and I take the road since fast biking on basically sidewalks is dangerous). Similarly, what is along side MacArthur is basically a bike path. There...
  7. Have fun with the frozen puddle on the curve of...

    Have fun with the frozen puddle on the curve of the WOD at Carlin Spring tomorrow morning.
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    What exactly are PBLs without parking if not just...

    What exactly are PBLs without parking if not just buffered lanes? Are flexiposts sufficient to provide protection but not painted buffers?
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    Oh, so you are arguing for buffered bike lanes...

    Oh, so you are arguing for buffered bike lanes now? Well, that is very different than the original proposal to put a cyclotrack between Westover and Frederick Street. Obviously I wouldn't have a...
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    Currently, Washington Blvd in the area in...

    Currently, Washington Blvd in the area in question is one lane each way with conventional bike lanes each way and parking on the north side. I'm fine with the current configuration and also would be...
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    I live in the Westover area and never said that I...

    I live in the Westover area and never said that I preferred to ride in the travel lanes. I ride in the unprotected bike lanes on Washington Blvd, which allows me to be seen by drivers in the main...
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    I was referring to the conventional bike lanes on...

    I was referring to the conventional bike lanes on Wilson west of Ballston. (Speaking of Wilson in Rosslyn, I also have less problems with PBLs on uphill segments where escape routes are less of a...
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    As I've said in multiple threads, my problem is...

    As I've said in multiple threads, my problem is when you insist that ALL major routes contain PBLs . You have stated that you would like a cycletrack carved out of Fairfax Drive and now Washington...
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    And that is the whole problem. When you carve...

    And that is the whole problem. When you carve PBLs out of the existing infrastructure you make it more dangerous for higher speed cyclists who prefer "mixed" situations but only have left narrow...
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    When my kids were 8 (or at least when they...

    When my kids were 8 (or at least when they couldn't hold their lines), I would only let them ride on little trafficked streets. Traffic awareness comes at an older age than holding ones line. The...
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    ... In other words, Dismal can now go play in the...

    ... In other words, Dismal can now go play in the street with now narrower lanes and with no opportunities for cars to pass him.

    Sorry, the bicyclist community is not monolithic in interests or...
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    When did I say I was against traffic calming? ...

    When did I say I was against traffic calming? Raised crosswalks would be fine. I think narrowing the street wouldn't be a good idea given the parking situation. I don't think one block of wider...
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    The lack of parking is just for the support of...

    The lack of parking is just for the support of local businesses ( which own the lots in back and may own the on-street diagonal parking--so no it's not "free") and not for nearby residents. If you...
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    I literally commute down Washington Blvd. through...

    I literally commute down Washington Blvd. through Westover every day.

    Besides the Custis/WOD being parallel 3 blocks to the south, 16th Street is a fine bike route 2 blocks to the north.
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    The speed limit on all of Washington Blvd is 30...

    The speed limit on all of Washington Blvd is 30 mph and is set by VDOT as a primary state highway. The limit should be lowered at least through Westover proper, but getting VDOT to do this for a few...
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    Why is it necessary or even desirable to make...

    Why is it necessary or even desirable to make comprehensive, safe and comfortable bike infrastructure everywhere for folks like Isabella and simultaneously eliminate what I consider appropriate and...
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    Why would you want to attract a broader spectrum...

    Why would you want to attract a broader spectrum of riders on Washington Blvd? It basically parallels the Custis. If you feel uncomfortable on Wash Blvd, take the trail.

    The street is too narrow...
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    I would hardly call the Westover Beer Garden...

    I would hardly call the Westover Beer Garden shady... All my local drunkard friends are at the Beer Garden, not the Forest Inn, but I roll with the elite crowd.:rolleyes:
  24. For all you riffraff using the northern detour,...

    For all you riffraff using the northern detour, it's faster just taking 14th Street between Ohio and McKinley and taking path from the corner of Ohio and 14th to the pedestrian bridge. No, that...
  25. Even worse, he uses a freewheel.:rolleyes:

    Even worse, he uses a freewheel.:rolleyes:
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