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    Improvements to Banneker Park area of DC

    Now that we are past 3 years of construction on the Wharf, I'm wondering, why can't there be some simple fixes to Benjamin Banneker to make it easier for cyclists who are avoiding the mayhem of...
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    Bicycle Fees at Local National Parks

    Prince William Forest Park is proposing increased fees. I'm curious what others think about the ratio between cyclist and vehicle fees.
    https://www.nps.gov/prwi/proposedfee.htm

    I've never...
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    If I may, I will offer the comment that while I...

    If I may, I will offer the comment that while I appreciate the survey and think it is pretty good, it does not offer a chance to speak to an important element of what Arlington County could do to...
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    Not to make this about me instead of John but as...

    Not to make this about me instead of John but as someone with two accidents on the Pike in the past 14 years (and no accidents elsewhere in the DMV FWTW despite somewhere close to 75K miles locally),...
  5. Teenage cyclist hit at Lee and George Mason (Arlington, VA)

    https://www.arlnow.com/2017/08/08/mother-appeals-for-witnesses-after-daughter-struck-by-hit-and-run-driver/
  6. Beach Drive Block Party - Sunday, Aug 20 1pm-4pm

    https://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=A03C554A-1DD8-B71B-0B96C3463BC84C76

    On Sunday, August 20, Rock Creek Park and Rock Creek Conservancy are hosting a block party for...
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    Used to love this store. The curmudgeon in me is...

    Used to love this store. The curmudgeon in me is not a huge fan of the remodel. I liked that I could get everything I needed quickly in the old store.

    Love that they have tools. Wish that...
  8. Virginia Outdoors Survey (for Virginia residents)

    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/

    (Personally, I would prefer that parks be easier to access by bicycle and public transportation.)
  9. Capital Bikeshare Fiesta 7/22 in Nauck - memberships 50% off

    Capital Bikeshare Fiesta.

    I saw this on ARLnow and I'd like to promote it amongst my neighbors, but is there a more direct link? Like on an Arlington page or a bikeshare page?
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  10. Champion Tree Ride 7/1 at 10am at Barcroft Park in Arlington

    Champion Tree Bicycle Ride – 10am on 7/1

    Arlington’s Acting Urban Forest Manager, Vincent Verweij, will be leading a champion tree bicycle ride. No sign up is required. Just show up at Barcroft...
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    Maybe I just need to get over it and take the...

    Maybe I just need to get over it and take the lane but on some roads, I just can't. I'm thinking of Columbia Pike in Arlington and Independence Ave in DC. I don't generally exceed 20 except...
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    Legal to ride through tunnels?

    Is it legal for a cyclist to travel through DC tunnels? Not 395, of course, but under Dupont Circle, Scott Circle, VA Ave, etc. Some of them have signs that say "Pedestrians Prohibited" but I don't...
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    Thanks for sharing and glad it was not worse. ...

    Thanks for sharing and glad it was not worse.

    I have to say that the last time I rode through that very section, a cyclist decided to plow through a tight area to pass a long line of cyclists...
  14. Thanks, all! See you tomorrow. The site I had...

    Thanks, all! See you tomorrow.

    The site I had in mind for "cannot be reached by bicycle" was Turkey Run Park but GWMP scenic overlook above Donaldson Run is probably in a similar boat.
  15. What is a good cycling factoid to share when hyping BTWD?

    Every year, I send a message out to my office letting them know about BTWD since my officemates aren't generally aware of BTWD unless they are already cyclists. I like to try to include a local...
  16. I guess it isn't in Alexandria so it is moot...

    I guess it isn't in Alexandria so it is moot anyway, but it would be great to get a station close to Dyke Marsh about 2 miles south of Wilson Bridge. That is a popular destination and a lovely ride....
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    Glad you are ok. Don't forget about reporting...

    Glad you are ok.

    Don't forget about reporting it at the WABA crash tracker.
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    Arlington Riverbend Park

    I'd like to ride to/from Riverbend Park. My goal is to get to and from there for a class without anything too terrifying or getting myself confused trying to figure out trails.

    Is Old Dominion ok...
  19. Like Judd, I am regularly scolded by the male...

    Like Judd, I am regularly scolded by the male goose near the underpass. I admire his pluck.
  20. Struck by SUV this evening on the Pike at Walter Reed (Arlington)

    Tonight at about 7:45 I was riding on milled pavement for one block on the Pike so that I could scoot into the "damned anyway you try to get there" bikeshare station in front of Rite Aid when my...
  21. Arlington Community Health Survey (with relevance to cycling)

    https://health.arlingtonva.us/destination-2027-survey/

    This survey is open to anyone who "lives, works, or plays" in Arlington. It asks about walking/cycling safety and accessibility issues (as...
  22. Thanks for the update although sorry to see it is...

    Thanks for the update although sorry to see it is in danger.

    I even asked my senior neighbor for his support. I think that apart from (and possibly including) my mom, he cares most about my...
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    I cross through there almost every weekday (also...

    I cross through there almost every weekday (also taking exit ramp for LBJ), and while I won't be here to disagree with myself should I meet my end there, I find that crossing even with the detour...
  24. Cyclist down in front of Cinema and Drafthouse on 2/24

    My coworker told me that he came upon this. At around 2pm on Friday, 2/24, a male cyclist was down on Columbia Pike. He appeared to be heading westbound just past Walter Reed. He did not appear to...
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    2/5 at 3pm Me: Cycling along 4MR in Barcroft...

    2/5 at 3pm
    Me: Cycling along 4MR in Barcroft Bog, keeping an eye out for Skunk cabbage.
    You: Jogger coming toward me in the left lane.
    (Both of us come upon an Asian adult male and female walking...
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