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    Don't count on it. According to the flyer from...

    Don't count on it. According to the flyer from the City, that zone was scheduled for pickup on 31 October, meaning it won't get another pass until the other zones are done, which are scheduled...
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    A few years ago I saw a bald eagle on the FMR...

    A few years ago I saw a bald eagle on the FMR trail near Arlandria. Maybe a bald eagle had the fish in its talons and dropped it.
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    Carrying this over from the May R&TC thread (can...

    Carrying this over from the May R&TC thread (can I do that?)

    Pretty embarrassing turn of events on the bridge project in west Alexandria. For the past week or so, no signs of any progress at all....
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    Was in town a few weeks ago, and I noticed that...

    Was in town a few weeks ago, and I noticed that the PBL goes all the way to Maine Avenue, very briefly on Maine, and then ends as the riders go to/from Ohio Dr SW.
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    Well it's now March 2021 - the presumed month in...

    Well it's now March 2021 - the presumed month in which the Lee Highway W&OD bridge, and nearby surface trail improvements, are due to open.

    Has anyone been out that way recently, and can they...
  6. Sec. Buttigieg Rides Cabi, Apparently

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    From: https://old.reddit.com/r/bikedc/comments/lsmzmu/secretary_pete_just_biked_home_from_work_on_a_cabi/

    Next thing you know he'll start being called the Transport Minister and riding to...
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    That was my thought as well. Until that point, if...

    That was my thought as well. Until that point, if it ever happens, it will be "a nice scenic overlook for I-66", according to my walking partner.
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    I also noticed a little stub of a trail leading...

    I also noticed a little stub of a trail leading back from the eastern side of the bridge. (You can see it on Google Earth...the right side of a "T" shape leading off from the mainline trail). Perhaps...
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    Went for a walk today on the W&OD. Got some good...

    Went for a walk today on the W&OD. Got some good footage of the Lee Highway bridge. It's really close to being done - workers were putting in safety barriers along the side of it, and I would...
  10. When I first saw your post, for some reason I...

    When I first saw your post, for some reason I couldn't shake the thought of a haiku:

    Starting this month's thread
    Slick glare ice is everywhere
    Use extreme caution
  11. Alexandria Soliciting Feedback on "Old Cameron Run Trail"

    https://twitter.com/AlexandriaVATES/status/1354464390179934213

    Looking at the design renderings, it seemed like a somewhat sharp angle on the eastern end of the bridge. A modest curve in the...
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    Any news on this front? I know fall and winter...

    Any news on this front? I know fall and winter are slow times for infrastructure development.
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    Racers on road bikes will hate the circle. ...

    Racers on road bikes will hate the circle.

    Every other casual rider will love it.
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    Not the best place to live as a rider, unless the...

    Not the best place to live as a rider, unless the super-steep Valley Drive hill is your thing.

    Maybe Nixon's "I have never been a quitter" line was coined after pedaling his way to the top...
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    Capacity constraints in term of trail widths,...

    Capacity constraints in term of trail widths, tight corners, etc have become all the more clear.

    And don't even get me started on a "trail" which is basically a 5-foot sidewalk, reduce a bit by...
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    Saw this on foot; the section of the Holmes Run...

    Saw this on foot; the section of the Holmes Run Trail in Alexandria under the railroad bridge (near Eisenhower Ave) was loaded up with sand and sediment following the rains earlier this week. A small...
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    Work has (finally) started on the Arlington Mill...

    Work has (finally) started on the Arlington Mill Dr & S. Walter Reed Dr improvement project near Shirlington.

    In addition, and I don't know if it's related or not, there was finally an upgrade of...
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    Protected bike lane on Quincy Road in Ballston. ...

    Protected bike lane on Quincy Road in Ballston.

    https://ggwash.org/view/68723/quincy-street-in-ballston-has-a-new-protected-bikeway
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    Open bike lanes on Wilson Blvd in Arlington...

    Open bike lanes on Wilson Blvd in Arlington between Rosslyn and Courthouse have been upgraded to protected bike lanes.
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    Anything new? Seems like it's been a slow year...

    Anything new? Seems like it's been a slow year with respect to infrastructure improvements, even low-cost approaches like bike lanes. Alexandria hasn't been updating their webpage for it (Go...
  21. Opinion: Letter to Editor: Students Rely On Bike Lanes

    http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2017/nov/09/opinion-letter-editor-students-rely-bike-lanes/







    Note - this isn't me. I just came across it and was impressed by the young man's...
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    Google Earth measurement ~3.0 feet

    Google Earth measurement ~3.0 feet
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    I was wondering that too...will the new...

    I was wondering that too...will the new right-of-way (for either road or MUP at this point) eat into the dry cleaners parking lot? Seems like an odd abrupt end, as opposed to widening it all the way...
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    I hate to ask this, but I wonder if the cyclist...

    I hate to ask this, but I wonder if the cyclist was going at a sufficiently slow speed to be able to react to the presence of the pedestrians. Speaking for myself, I take steep and/or blind curves...
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    I believe recalling that the trucks and buses...

    I believe recalling that the trucks and buses which call at the nearby Trades Center (between Shirlington and the AWLA) were a reason for maintaining the slip lane.
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