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    I suppose there is good and bad to Capital...

    I suppose there is good and bad to Capital Bikeshare being a government-subsidized public service.

    Still, someone somewhere along the chain of command(s), government(s) in this case and not the...
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    Would be curious to hear from someone with...

    Would be curious to hear from someone with expertise on the matter re what the problem is (could be) that is regularly shutting down stations seemingly at random. This could really hurt Capital...
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    Great news.

    Looking good:

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  4. "It is vital that they hear that private vehicle...

    "It is vital that they hear that private vehicle storage is not the highest and best use of our streets."

    Of course I agree; but I would be curious to hear specific cases in which the Arlington...
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    Can we get a push for a doubling of service area...

    Can we get a push for a doubling of service area and tripling of bikes in the system, too? CaBi coverage area is decent but IMO leaves much to be desired if the goal is to be a comprehensive regional...
  6. That is good to know. My comment could have been...

    That is good to know. My comment could have been worded better, was not meant to accuse anyone of anything specific. The problem, as identified by the OP here, is sluggishness. What is the source of...
  7. Thread: CaBi in PG County

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    Glancing at the current CaBi map, there are...

    Glancing at the current CaBi map, there are currently five stations in Prince George's County, two down near National Harbor (really an extension of the DC tourist track, of course; not that there's...
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    I heard a customer service rep say that they'd...

    I heard a customer service rep say that they'd been experiencing station issues for "a few weeks;" I guess I had been lucky because despite averaging several trips a day this fall and now early...
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    The Bike Angel program is run by Motivate. There...

    The Bike Angel program is run by Motivate. There are Bike Angels programs running in several cities; I believe NYC was first. Afaik, all are centrally controlled by Motivate. The way to get an...
  10. Re Alexandria's sluggish expansion. Someone...

    Re Alexandria's sluggish expansion.

    Someone involved must think they are doing a service to the city by saving money. I say they are only hurting themselves.

    CaBi is a really fantastic...
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    My humble suggestions, if any CaBi people are...

    My humble suggestions, if any CaBi people are reading this:

    If, from time to time, stations go offline, we do understand ("Unfortunately, nothing can always work perfectly," is I think close to...
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    I can only guess re the origin of these outages....

    I can only guess re the origin of these outages. One of the customer service people I spoke with speculated that it could be the cold causing these outages..but I don't remember this from past...
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    This mystery station-outage issue has been bad at...

    This mystery station-outage issue has been bad at times in the past week. I have had several experiences, as well.

    In my experience, it's not just single stations down, but as often as not...
  14. Good news! Gravelly Point Station is finally...

    Good news!

    Gravelly Point Station is finally online.

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    Here is a shot I took a few weeks ago when it was in the process of being born:

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  15. I agree with your negative assessment of the...

    I agree with your negative assessment of the conditions following the total downstream side shutdown this week.

    This evening I witnessed (from the safe distance of a few seconds' slow-to-moderate...
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    Nice ideas. No surprise that astute people have...

    Nice ideas. No surprise that astute people have been making this observation for years. How many years? I see from Wiki that the Roosevelt Bridge opened in 1964; Anyone know how the long the (highly...
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    Hah, so it actually says "End" in the middle of...

    Hah, so it actually says "End" in the middle of the bridge. Implied: "You're on your own after this; lotsa luck." Thanks a lot, guys!
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    I sought out this bridge's seldom-seen...

    I sought out this bridge's seldom-seen downstream-side path from the DC side today, and saw that "elderly, sad, neglected asphalt path" first hand. It begins its tortured course from Constitution and...
  19. Thread: Missed connection

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    Creadinger, sorry to hear about your bad...

    Creadinger, sorry to hear about your bad experience.



    Your anecdote led me to check the commuting data for Suitland (from the Census Bureau's yearly survey); maybe unsurprisingly, is that ZERO...
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    What can Arlington County do. It's not clear to...

    What can Arlington County do. It's not clear to me that they can do much. Let me toss out an idea, because something is better than nothing:

    - Erect a temporary ramp connecting the MVT to the...
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    Thanks for creating this. As this is a new...

    Thanks for creating this. As this is a new thread, allow me to summarize the problem for those who may read this and be unaware:

    As of October 2018, there are problems to varying degrees with all...
  22. I am not familiar with the name Trollheim (from...

    I am not familiar with the name Trollheim (from context it looks like you mean the wooden, elevated path of the MVT, also unlit at night, but at least plenty wide); I take it that this forum slang...
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    Okay, could work, but in a place where people are...

    Okay, could work, but in a place where people are all...let's say "on the same page." I could see Iceland, for example (a place I have never been) mobilizing towards this, getting this done as a...
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    One of their questions, Does anyone notice...

    One of their questions,

    Does anyone notice that Option 2 has two-way car traffic but only a same-size, one-way bike lane (5')? Not good. Option 2 also has less sidewalk space, which if used by...
  25. Thread: Ebikes!

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    With only eighty in the entire region during the...

    With only eighty in the entire region during the phase-in period, and with seemingly half having dead batteries at any given time, it's no wonder you haven't gotten one yet.

    I'd say the Dead...
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