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  1. Slightly off-topic, and I'm sure this has been...

    Slightly off-topic, and I'm sure this has been thoroughly hashed over elsewhere in the forum, but I don't think the NPS's preferred plan ("Alternative C") is going to improve things all that much....
  2. (1), south entrance to the Circle of Doom...

    (1), south entrance to the Circle of Doom (technically Washington Blvd I guess). Sorry it wasn't clearer. "Hotspot 5" in the latest NPS study.

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    I was once telling a non-native English speaker...

    I was once telling a non-native English speaker that often the sequence of words has a lot of bearing on the meaning, such as the difference between a "firm mattress" and a "mattress firm." Or in...
  4. Cyclist struck at Arl Mem'l Circle, 2/25/20

    About 8 am today, south side of the circle, where the two lanes come off the GW Pkwy. Bicycle was wedged under the front bumper. Rider was up and alert, and exchanging information with the driver. No...
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    As a daily user of Quincy, I respectfully...

    As a daily user of Quincy, I respectfully disagree that it's a "seriously good project." Southbound especially it's a non-stop sh!t$how between Fairfax and Glebe. It starts with the never-ending...
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    Vision Zero is largely rhetorical and...

    Vision Zero is largely rhetorical and aspirational, therefore "strive" is perfect. But I am glad they've deemed traffic deaths and severe injuries are not "acceptable." Glad that's settled...
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  7. Thread: Halfway

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    Perhaps it should be re-named "Frozen Seatposts."...

    Perhaps it should be re-named "Frozen Seatposts." That's a common "reward" for riding in the rain constantly.
  8. Arlington Unveils No-Scooter (on sidewalks) Zones

    https://www.arlnow.com/2020/02/10/arlington-reveals-no-scooter-zones/

    The headline on ARLNow is a little imprecise. Scooters are being barred from sidewalks in these areas and shifted into the...
  9. Does the county a) have engineering standards for...

    Does the county a) have engineering standards for trails other than the basics like width, or b) simply fail to enforce them during inspections or plan review?

    Poor engineering of cycle paths...
  10. Lampposts have "sacrificial" bases that are...

    Lampposts have "sacrificial" bases that are designed to snap off if they are struck by a vehicle. Another example of how street furniture is designed around the needs of drivers in heavy vehicles.
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    College German. [Google translate delenda est...]...

    College German. [Google translate delenda est...] Anyway, Eis here is a modifier (more precisely a "determiner") of "Laufmaschinen." In these compound words the determiners don't decline or express...
  12. Update on the missing bollards on Pershing. The...

    Update on the missing bollards on Pershing. The bollard replacement was completed on Tuesday, Jan. 28. So, it took 7 business days. Not bad, IMHO.
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    Maiden name = Dandridge. First husband's name =...

    Maiden name = Dandridge. First husband's name = Custis.
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    The piano bench by the poop-plant "art fence."

    The piano bench by the poop-plant "art fence."
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    An "ice running machine" would be...

    An "ice running machine" would be eislaufmaschine. Eisenlaufmaschine is "iron running machine."
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    Kind of disappointed the weather hasn't been...

    Kind of disappointed the weather hasn't been crappier during FS (so far.) ;) Only one "iffy" ride in fresh snow (on the 18th).
  17. They're required to hire the lowest bid qualified...

    They're required to hire the lowest bid qualified contractor. And in many of these cases, deficiencies or ambiguities ("errors and omissions") in the contract documents lead to problems, in other...
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    Dang, I'm jealous. All I got was a day-old muffin...

    Dang, I'm jealous. All I got was a day-old muffin (at the office) left over from yesterday's meeting... Early bird does get the worm...and an incentive to ride a little faster...
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    OK, when it's raining and 40 degrees on Saturday,...

    OK, when it's raining and 40 degrees on Saturday, I'll lie back on the couch and "let the miles come to me." I'll let you know how that works.

    Fausto Coppi's advice was "ride the bike." Somehow,...
  20. The ready-mix plant is one of the last remaining...

    The ready-mix plant is one of the last remaining legacies of the W&OD. All this stuff (ingredients of portland cement concrete) used to arrive by rail--and there was an at-grade crossing of Shirley...
  21. Notice also (from the story) the perfidious "duct...

    Notice also (from the story) the perfidious "duct bank" that lurks below the surface and snares the unsuspecting. See also: Columbia Pike.
  22. WJLA story on the never-ending EFC bike shed fiasco

    https://wjla.com/news/local/east-falls-church-metro-bike-rack-under-construction-still-not-finished

    "Next few months," Metro says. I won't be holding my breath. And let me get this straight, Metro...
  23. Done. Via the portal:...

    Done. Via the portal: https://topics.arlingtonva.us/reportproblem/
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    We're still waiting on the replacement of the...

    We're still waiting on the replacement of the bridge at the north end of Lubber Run Park that was declared "structurally unsound" in late 2018 and closed to foot and bicycle traffic. In an ironic...
  25. Yeah, like reducing street cleaning to three...

    Yeah, like reducing street cleaning to three times a year.

    Many of the flexi-bollards are coming loose on the Pershing PBL east of Washington Blvd. No one seems to care (or notice). The Quincy...
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