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    I was not involved as I have never lived in...

    I was not involved as I have never lived in Arlington, but my impression was that there was significant pushback from the politically influential country club, and getting the connector (tied in with...
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    Downtown DC improvements will help with bike mode...

    Downtown DC improvements will help with bike mode share in other wards (and also from Arlington and Alexandria - arguably its easier getting to the downtown DC bike infra safely from South Arlington...
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    21st street is in Ward 2. Bike advocates in DC...

    21st street is in Ward 2. Bike advocates in DC have noted that DDOT has aggressively delivered bike infra in Ward 6 (strongly pro bike CM Allen) and Ward 2 (CM Jack Evan's effectively neutered, and...
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    Beerneuring #10. Public Option. This was like...

    Beerneuring #10. Public Option.

    This was like the best beerneuring experience ever. Justifies this whole friggin freezing saddles.

    So. Beautiful day. I ride to Public Option, up the nicely...
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    Have you ridden on 1st St SE. On Eye Street SE? ...

    Have you ridden on 1st St SE. On Eye Street SE? DC has plenty of non contiguous PBLs.
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    DC has a bike commute mode share of about 5%. ...

    DC has a bike commute mode share of about 5%. (you can probably double that for transporation riders for whom biking is not their predominant commute mode) A constituency of at least 10%. ArlCo's...
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    1. The "common perception" is false, and AFAICT...

    1. The "common perception" is false, and AFAICT is just dishonest rhetoric from NIMBYs (and they usually just claim no one at all is riding in them)

    Also I wonder if you actually believe that...
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    Which bike lanes in Arlington or Alexandria (or...

    Which bike lanes in Arlington or Alexandria (or DC for that matter) do you think are not used for transportation?

    In Arlington I routinely use the Eads street lanes, and the Long Bridge Drive...
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    1. Buses are a complement a bike/ped strategy, as...

    1. Buses are a complement a bike/ped strategy, as people need to walk to bus stops, and need safer streets to do it. And people who go car free of car lite often benefit from both.

    2. No city or...
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    I am pretty sure ALX has increased the size of...

    I am pretty sure ALX has increased the size of the traffic squad in the last two years. One of the bigger VZ initiatives underway recently and continuing, IIUC, is getting ALL officers (not just...
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    Most VZ programs do make it a goal to eliminate...

    Most VZ programs do make it a goal to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries for all, including drivers and passengers in motor vehicles. For the most part programs that advance that will also...
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    21203 Thanks to my handy tool owning friend, ...

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    Thanks to my handy tool owning friend, who is now being rewarded with coffee and bagels!
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    Thanks again to Casey for bringing me the...

    Thanks again to Casey for bringing me the graphite at PY, when he had yet ANOTHER civic meeting to attend and so could not even stay for the presentation.

    Sadly, the graphite lube did not help,...
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    Thanks so much, I will see you there then. I...

    Thanks so much, I will see you there then. I will let you know if Emm's idea works (but my lock is OnGuard).

    Thanks also to W&W for your offer.
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    Thanks, but I will probably not be able to...

    Thanks, but

    I will probably not be able to conveniently arrive at coffee club tomorrow (and if I do, it will be because I've already solved the problem :) )

    Will you be at the PY North...
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    Ideas for a non functioning lock?

    This AM I found my key would not open my bike lock. I could only insert it about halfway, and then there was no give. The key appeared the same as always. As a result I took transit to work this...
  17. And EB Eye Street from Half to First street SE...

    And EB Eye Street from Half to First street SE is now open again!
  18. A reminder again about the poll - plus, as noted,...

    A reminder again about the poll - plus, as noted, T&ES will be presenting results to Council this Wednesday, and its possible there will be a bill introduced to reverse the changes.

    Highlights of...
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    Beerneuring #9 Astro Lab So this is sort of...

    Beerneuring #9 Astro Lab

    So this is sort of the opposite bike conditions - its in a less bikeable part of DTSS, and is right on Georgia Avenue which had lots of riders, all taking the sidewalk. ...
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    Beerneuring #8 Silver Branch Well this one...

    Beerneuring #8 Silver Branch

    Well this one was an interesting ride. Riding north through DC is always interesting (I did 15th to W to 11th to Kansas to 3rd) Managed to get to a couple of Our...
  21. There is ANOTHER unscientific online poll, this...

    There is ANOTHER unscientific online poll, this time on Alexandria Times

    https://alextimes.com/
  22. I definitely look foward to national frozen duck...

    I definitely look foward to national frozen duck day, and national cut the bagel day (though I may want to keep QOTM away from that) National FrozenBagelDay could segue nicely into National Toothache...
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    Beerneuring #7 Ornery Beer company Just...

    Beerneuring #7 Ornery Beer company

    Just across Old Town Fairfax. This was a fancy brewpub. Still no bike parking though.


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    Austrian Dreams Vienna Lager

    Nice clear coppery amber off...
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    Drainpour! Oh no!

    Drainpour! Oh no!
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    Beerneuring #6, Chubby Squirrel Sigh. I took...

    Beerneuring #6, Chubby Squirrel

    Sigh. I took the scenic route. Lake Barcroft to FFX cty Holmes Run Trail. I've kvetched before about wayfinding on FFX Cty trails. Interesting to see a few short...
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