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    I actually think the other pole is worse, and why...

    I actually think the other pole is worse, and why two poles?
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    Those that are ok about the 10 weeks of work seem...

    Those that are ok about the 10 weeks of work seem to be those who can use the stairs. For the rest of us (cargo bikes, biking with kids, recumbant bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, etc, etc), this...
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    If you build bike lanes that aren't safe and...

    If you build bike lanes that aren't safe and comfortable to ride in and that don't connect form a network of safe and comfortable infrastructure, you can't be surprised that people don't ride in it.
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    Please tell the people who can do something about...

    Please tell the people who can do something about it: your elected federal officials.
  5. Sticky: I've gotten a lot of traction with the argument,...

    I've gotten a lot of traction with the argument, at least in Arlington, that we need better on street infrastructure in order to make the trails better.

    Neighbor: I hate bikes passing me at top...
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    Not these. The orange one has a wooden base --...

    Not these. The orange one has a wooden base -- at least they tried to get the sign higher, but the base still takes up half the trail. The white one is attached to the railing. If we could only...
  7. Thread: Pentagon South?

    by dasgeh
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    This is the project that, I believe, will include...

    This is the project that, I believe, will include building the path. Email Jon Lawler to get an update on timing. He's a nice guy.
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    Virginia Code:...

    Virginia Code: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-905



    Note, this only applies when the bike is traveling faster than the normal speed of traffic at the time,...
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    Not all of Germany - in Berlin, it's mostly...

    Not all of Germany - in Berlin, it's mostly bikes-only and peds-only.
  10. This is a budgetary problem. Next time you see...

    This is a budgetary problem. Next time you see an elected official, tell them it's important to fund capital maintenance of the trails at a level to fix trails before they fail -- roughly double...
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    Some people are a$$hats and they will be a$$hats...

    Some people are a$$hats and they will be a$$hats on whatever tool they have available to them. Not news, and not a reason to be against escooters generally, in my book.
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    I think the passing buffer (distance between the...

    I think the passing buffer (distance between the person passing and the person being passed) should increase as the difference in the speeds between the passer and the passee increases. If you're...
  13. It is very easy to tow one or two bikes on a...

    It is very easy to tow one or two bikes on a longtail, especially with a hooptie/monkey bars.
  14. If only someone were drafting a plan of what bike...

    If only someone were drafting a plan of what bike facilities should be built in Arlington...
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    No, this hasn't been discussed at the BAC. ...

    No, this hasn't been discussed at the BAC.


    Man, this looks like great signage. After 2 weeks of emails, we can't get DPR to correct the paltry signage for the McCoy Park work. #SMH
  16. My map will give you a lower stress route. If...

    My map will give you a lower stress route. If you don't mind it, just take the lane then bike lane westbound on Lee Hwy westbound (that's what I do).
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    BikeArlington needs you!

    BikeArlington & friends need a few more folks to help table at the County Fair. It's a really fun gig. Details below.

    Event: Arlington County Fair

    Date(s): Various times on Friday, August 18;...
  18. Interesting. Adams is part of the official...

    Interesting. Adams is part of the official detour for westbound cyclists.... Anyway, it's a bad situation, any way you slice it. That detour sign that blocks half the sidewalk on the NE corner of...
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    Oh, right, while the closed parallel trail is...

    Oh, right, while the closed parallel trail is closed...
  20. Update! We'll have the ED of the Bike League for...

    Update! We'll have the ED of the Bike League for a short discussion of the 2019 National Bike Summit which will be in ... <drumroll please> Arlington! Agenda updated accordingly.
  21. Given where the Kennedy Center construction is,...

    Given where the Kennedy Center construction is, I'd put my money on overpass construction.
  22. Thread: eBike Rules

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    So in Virginia, it's clear they are NOT motor...

    So in Virginia, it's clear they are NOT motor vehicles and VA law allows them on trails; the debate is whether ArlCo (most trails; almost certainly not), NVRPA (W&OD Trail; pretty definitely not), or...
  23. August 2018 BAC Meeting (8/6 7pm 2100 Clarendon Blvd - i.e. regular time and place)

    Hi All,

    The August 2018 Arlington BAC meeting is this coming Monday, August 6. We have a fun-filled agenda (attached and below) featuring Arlington's Dockless Policy and Elections!

    If you have...
  24. Police direct traffic in Rosslyn in the mornings,...

    Police direct traffic in Rosslyn in the mornings, so it wouldn't be unprecedented. Please let ACPD know what you saw and any suggestions you have -- police@arlingtonva.us
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    ACPD should take a report whenever asked. If she...

    ACPD should take a report whenever asked. If she calls back and they won't send an officer, please have her email me - bike [dot] gillian [at] gmail - and I'll connect her with the correct person. ...
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