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    Only one thing can fix the parking problems...

    Only one thing can fix the parking problems (inconsiderate renters, jerks who deliberately move scooters to worse locations, juicers who stage poorly, scooters being accidentally knocked into bad...
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    Shoot, why not fine anyone who walks past a...

    Shoot, why not fine anyone who walks past a poorly-parked scooter? Advocates seem to think it reasonable to expect Good Samaritans to fix parking problems; why not monetize the fact that some of us...
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    Yet Another Survey (closes this Monday night!)

    Yet another chance to tell Alexandria staff that you think the new "hybrid" plan is inadequate: the City has a survey open until 11:59pm on Monday, June 10.
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    Or even if it's just knocked over by a raccoon....

    Or even if it's just knocked over by a raccoon. Totally reasonable.
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    Exactly. This is one of the big problems with...

    Exactly. This is one of the big problems with dockless - it's virtually impossible to hold anyone accountable for bad parking or vandalism of the devices. Thus the obstructions and short service life.
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    Quoth the website, "** Ride is SOLD OUT **" 😕...

    Quoth the website, "** Ride is SOLD OUT **"

    😕

    Have fun, everybody!
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    Thanks much for the details. The illustration...

    Thanks much for the details. The illustration suggests the striped buffer will be "protected" on one side. Is that with the cheap plastic bollards of the sort we see around CaBi stations that are...
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    I hope someone was able to attend last night. If...

    I hope someone was able to attend last night. If so, did City staff explain the rationale behind that center section using seven foot buffers plus sharrows on the travel lanes? ISTM if you have seven...
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    found: ankle strap at Mom's

    Anybody here lose something by the pollinator yarn bomb? Yesterday at the Alexandria Mom's Market I found a BAFS 2019 trouser strap near the Fix It station. I closed it around the base of the closest...
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    Which would mean that at many intersections with...

    Which would mean that at many intersections with mere stop signs it would often not be legal to proceed due to poor sight lines. Shoot, there are intersections where even on a bike, without six feet...
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    Or wait. Radical suggestion, I know. That...

    Or wait. Radical suggestion, I know.

    That sucks but TBH it sounds like she was partially at fault.


    For any motorist in the right lane where right on red is allowed, blocking the crosswalk is...
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    Parked and blocking, or temporarily blocking with...

    Parked and blocking, or temporarily blocking with vehicle operators inside?
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    The free weekly Alexandria Times this week pulled...

    The free weekly Alexandria Times this week pulled a hard 180 this week and published a piece sympathetic to scooters, focusing on new riders. It has nice bits about replacing car trips, reducing...
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    Blah, blah, blah. Congratulations, you're now the...

    Blah, blah, blah. Congratulations, you're now the second person added to my Ignore List.
  15. Crystal City Bike to Work WEEK signup available

    I expect a bunch of us today received emails from the nice folks at the Crystal City BID reminding us to register for the best Bike To Work Day "event" -- the Crystal City Bike To Work Week
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    https for this forum: maybe easy to do now?

    Any update on https? It looks like this forum may have moved from a hosting company that focused on cheap forums using this vBulletin software and didn't offer https at all its service tiers to a...
  17. So, what was the outcome?

    So, what was the outcome?
  18. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Next week CaBi begins increasing the number of...

    Next week CaBi begins increasing the number of electric bikes to about 12% of its fleet and using one will cost an extra $1 per ride.

    https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/blog/500-plus-ebikes

    I do...
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    Wow, IBM killed that product really thoroughly....

    Wow, IBM killed that product really thoroughly. And nice job, WU, selling it to a tech monster so old school that they appear to offer ZERO low cost options. After years of evaluating stuff from...
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    Isn't it obvious that the main, easily regulated,...

    Isn't it obvious that the main, easily regulated, problem with the ELF is its size, especially its width (50% wider than a double child trailer and twice as wide as some box bikes)?
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    Universal Cycles, JensonUSA, and ModernBike.com...

    Universal Cycles, JensonUSA, and ModernBike.com have all been good for me, including custom wheels from UC.
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    Was the January 17 text amended? The January...

    Was the January 17 text amended?

    The January 17 text only allowed banning scooters on sidewalks the way current law allows banning bikes - when the jurisdiction "conspicuously" posts signage. At...
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    Just like CaBi!

    Just like CaBi!
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    The map on Call.Click.Connect. clearly shows the...

    The map on Call.Click.Connect. clearly shows the switchback ramp being in Alexandria (and allows service requests there) but I don't know that means Alexandria built or, more importantly, maintains...
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    The bottom of my neoprene booties is rubber which...

    The bottom of my neoprene booties is rubber which covers that vent hole, but I have not (yet) tried to plug it. Unfortunately heavier socks + booties isn't enough for my feet. So maybe I'll try...
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