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  1. This. Also, if they did add a wall, they'd...

    This. Also, if they did add a wall, they'd probably put the trail between the wall and the road, because that's safer for out-of-control drivers.
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    I thought the decrees weren't scheduled until...

    I thought the decrees weren't scheduled until later tonight
  3. To put that into perspective, the new Wilson...

    To put that into perspective, the new Wilson bridge was $2.35 billion.

    Also interesting: the long bridge was built in 1814, rebuilt in 1863, rebuilt again in 1872, rebuilt again in 1884, rebuilt...
  4. Well, they have until 2045...at which time, I...

    Well, they have until 2045...at which time, I hope to not have to worry about commuting. :D
  5. At some point it's easier to just use the ignore...

    At some point it's easier to just use the ignore list.


    For the hard problems location definitely matters: it's the last mile in the places people want to go. If you tear down, etc., you destroy...
  6. Most of these things have lots of benefits for...

    Most of these things have lots of benefits for lots of people! But a driver with the mindset that no space may ever be taken from a road (and that roads should actually be constantly widened) sees...
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    I love studded tires. If you ride mainly on...

    I love studded tires. If you ride mainly on trails they're great fun. On streets, the question is whether the cars around you will lose control.
  8. In most established cities the basic grid doesn't...

    In most established cities the basic grid doesn't change over the course of (literally) centuries. Individual buildings are replaced, but that doesn't increase the available right of way for...
  9. Because nowhere in the world has it ever been...

    Because nowhere in the world has it ever been possible. VDOT estimated a few years ago that 66 would need 12 lanes each way to have uncongested travel. Just let that sink in for a minute. Contemplate...
  10. No, it's absolutely correct: there is only so...

    No, it's absolutely correct: there is only so much right of way in the built environment, and since we've devoted almost all of that space to cars over the past 50 years, the only way to increase the...
  11. For the record, I also have cars--but I think...

    For the record, I also have cars--but I think public policy should be based on things other than "what's best for my car".
  12. I'll stop quoting here because it makes even less...

    I'll stop quoting here because it makes even less sense the further you go. So you linked to something that wants me to pay $50 to even begin to guess at your point. No thanks. I'm not sure what you...
  13. It was true when the percentage of people who...

    It was true when the percentage of people who owned cars was lower and more people used mass transit. It was never true that all of the people could drive cars at the same time and not experience...
  14. This is a very traditional attitude, but one...

    This is a very traditional attitude, but one which has proved to be entirely counterproductive and infeasible in practice; you simply cannot fix traffic by making the roads bigger--all you do is make...
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    I've got the older MW81's. They're worth it for...

    I've got the older MW81's. They're worth it for me vs hiking boots because the cold often comes with ice and I've got enough to worry about without my feet sliding off the pedals. They're warm, and...
  16. And cones. Lots of cones.

    And cones. Lots of cones.
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    My cold weather essential is a balaclava. Most of...

    My cold weather essential is a balaclava. Most of the time I have it pulled down away from my mouth & nose, but it keeps the ears & chin warm and (this is the big one, for me at least) keeps that...
  18. Pull up google maps for the birds eye view....

    Pull up google maps for the birds eye view. There's been long discussion of making the trail straight along 66, maybe bridging the ramp, maybe something the parking lot, maybe something else, instead...
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    They're only one of the biggest because so many...

    They're only one of the biggest because so many others already failed. :) I don't think "budget bike store" is a desirable market--you get squeezed by the big box stores on one side and the internet...
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    https://www.canaltrust.org/discoveryarea/alexandri...

    https://www.canaltrust.org/discoveryarea/alexandria-aqueduct/
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    I can't wait to see what 9 months of improvements...

    I can't wait to see what 9 months of improvements for < 1mile of trail looks like. I assume since it's winter they'll dig a hole, then wait until spring to do anything else because it's too cold,...
  22. Thread: 40 mile days

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    Speed limits on trails are stupid because they're...

    Speed limits on trails are stupid because they're always either too high or too low. The margin between "too high" and "too low" is often smaller than the margin below which local police won't even...
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    Was the motorist wearing a helmet?

    Was the motorist wearing a helmet?
  24. The debris issue is huge--the plows will shoot...

    The debris issue is huge--the plows will shoot wheel covers, mufflers, bumpers, smart cars, etc., over the modesty wall, and VDOT will never come through to clean off the trail.
  25. I can't think of a spot where the MVT or Custis...

    I can't think of a spot where the MVT or Custis are directly between a 10 lane expressway and a sound wall for miles on end. Where custis is adjacent to 66 it's generally either at a different grade...
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