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    Q & A with John Forester

    A long read but well worth the time. It covers John Forester's life story as a cyclist and advocate. The author, Peter Flax, disagrees with Forester on the usual street design topics, but his...
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    Still should be the driver's fault. If you can't...

    Still should be the driver's fault. If you can't see in time to react to someone legally crossing a road, painted crosswalk or no, then you're out-driving your headlights.

    That said, there is a...
  3. Reminder: the deadline to submit comments to NPS...

    Reminder: the deadline to submit comments to NPS regarding the GWMP Safety Study is tomorrow.

    Thanks to all who helped organize this outing!
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    Thanks for the heads-up. Where can I find a...

    Thanks for the heads-up. Where can I find a tinfoil helmet?
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    The Dutch intersection in the GIF facilitates...

    The Dutch intersection in the GIF facilitates straight-through cycling at moderate speeds. With the Silver Spring design shown, cyclists would have to slow down substantially just to navigate the...
  6. Is a driver legally considered to have been...

    Is a driver legally considered to have been "involved" in a situation like this, when they did not experience any collision or injury themselves but committed actions that arguably contributed to or...
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    Maryland has a law requiring bike lane usage...

    Maryland has a law requiring bike lane usage. The intersection design presented here is an excellent example of why we need to push for repeal of such laws.
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    shared motor-scooters

    https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/08/06/shared-motor-scooters-coming-to-d-c/

    Interesting. These could be a decent addition if they mostly replace POV and Uber/Lyft trips and don't make too much...
  9. I would be curious to learn if collisions along...

    I would be curious to learn if collisions along this cycletrack have disproportionately affected southbound cyclists. (And for other facilities of similar designs.)

    One would expect that drivers...
  10. Or ... put the southbound bike lane on the...

    Or ... put the southbound bike lane on the southbound side of the street?
  11. Legislative Priorities: 1) Fix contributory...

    Legislative Priorities:

    1) Fix contributory negligence
    2) Distracted driving ban
    3) allow more camera enforcement for speeding and red light violations


    I'll try to attend the first half of...
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    From ARLnow:...

    From ARLnow: As of last night, the an Arlington Dept. of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman said the department was aware of “at least six pedestrian bridges adjacent to the Four Mile Run stream and...
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    There's only a few blocks of city streets on that...

    There's only a few blocks of city streets on that route, so there's not much room for improvement by that criterion. One could certainly walk against traffic along M for two blocks (from RCP &...
  14. On Military between Marcey and Old Glebe, I am...

    On Military between Marcey and Old Glebe, I am constantly going back and forth between the bike lane and the general travel lane. On a weekend when recreational bike traffic increases, I frequently...
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    In fairness, it's important to ride deliberately...

    In fairness, it's important to ride deliberately whenever you have to deliver a written legal opinion afterwards.
  16. What right-turn lane are we talking about? I'm...

    What right-turn lane are we talking about? I'm confused. I thought Subby's post was referring to this one (from Lorcom westbound onto Old Dom westbound), so that the bike lane could be extended past...
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    Fatality on Lucky Run Trail

    https://www.arlnow.com/2019/06/27/breaking-tree-falls-on-woman-along-walter-reed-drive/

    Since the article does not mention a bicycle or any other mobility device, I'm guessing she was a pedestrian.
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    Interesting. I suspect you are correct. It would...

    Interesting. I suspect you are correct. It would require a more extensive effort to test that one.

    I would certainly hypothesize that the percentage of drivers who run reds turning left or going...
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    Summary / TLDR: The vast majority of RTOR...

    Summary / TLDR:

    The vast majority of RTOR drivers at King & Beauregard either don't stop at all or else they block the crosswalk while stopped. It is true that most drivers cannot see sufficiently...
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    This post piqued my curiosity so I decided to...

    This post piqued my curiosity so I decided to gather some data at this location over the weekend. Near the end of my Saturday morning ride, I stopped and collected 16 minutes of video (8 traffic...
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    ;)

    ;)
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    Sometimes I wonder if the automobile repair lobby...

    Sometimes I wonder if the automobile repair lobby is who truly holds sway in this country. It would explain so many things...
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    11am today Me: cyclist northbound on Irving...

    11am today

    Me: cyclist northbound on Irving St, waiting for signal to cross US-50
    Driver 1: Vehicle on EB 50, occupying left lane waiting for a gap to turn onto Irving St NB.
    Driver 2: F-150?...
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    No turn is red is absolutely necessary here but...

    No turn is red is absolutely necessary here but also insufficient.

    Even with "no turn on red" signage at these two intersections, I expect a low enough compliance rate that I would still feel...
  25. Aside: (Yes I know that no new rider would...

    Aside:

    (Yes I know that no new rider would cycle on the Pike to begin with; they would choose the sidewalk/"trail" along its northside. But with the awful ramp crossings, poor sightlines, and...
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