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    Please don't encourage him! :)

    Please don't encourage him! :)
  2. 21416 Arlington Police were doing some level...

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    Arlington Police were doing some level of enforcement along the Crystal Drive bike lanes. I saw this officer servicing one motorist when I went in to dinner and came out to see him...
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    I went there several years. The trick I used was...

    I went there several years. The trick I used was to park my pickup there (in a ideal spot for viewing) with some folding chairs in the cab. Go up before the fireworks and set the chairs up in the...
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    Six or seven years ago, we (me and a NPS...

    Six or seven years ago, we (me and a NPS engineer) moved hotspot 6 away from the split and closer to the river. In addition to choking that ramp to one lane, it allowed motorists to focus on the...
  5. Comments due on Columbia Pike realignment - Due 26 Feb

    The Army and Federal Highway Administration are realigning Columbia Pike to allow Arlington Cemetery to take the site of the Navy Annex. Comments on the 40% drawings are due tomorrow.

    Please...
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    Not sure the County had much leverage at the...

    Not sure the County had much leverage at the transfer. As I understand it, Congress gave the DOD the power to condemn the land. The earlier agreement was then abandoned as DOD had more freedom with...
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    That is true. It went from a point of a blended...

    That is true. It went from a point of a blended bike/ped path to separate paths. That is great. I suppose the frustration is how hard the bike community had to push to make that happen. In a Bike...
  8. Some additional thoughts. I just sent these to...

    Some additional thoughts. I just sent these to FHWA. Feel free to crib.


    Why is there a different speed limit for the two directions on South Joyce? The drawings show the stretch of Joyce...
  9. 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...
  10. 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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  11. 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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Striving to be pedantic, they are actually...

    Striving to be pedantic, they are actually concrete trucks.
  21. 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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