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    I think we should remember where we are in the...

    I think we should remember where we are in the process: we are defining goals for the Vision Zero program to start to develop an action plan. This isn't the action plan. "Strive to" makes sense for...
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    Arlington doesn't have any now. This will be a...

    Arlington doesn't have any now. This will be a new team. The proposed budget does not assume any revenue from these positions -- any money that comes in can be allocated during the fiscal year, and...
  3. Thread: February 2020

    by dasgeh
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    The trail through Long Branch Nature Center that...

    The trail through Long Branch Nature Center that connects Carlin Springs to the Four Mile Run & W&OD Trails is closed. No detour. No indication why. People have been asked.
  4. Ritch, and I've already heard back that they've...

    Ritch, and I've already heard back that they've spoken to the contractor. Work will be done next month, which will require the trail to be closed for a few days - the detour will be the new sidewalk...
  5. Thanks, everyone, for reporting it to this...

    Thanks, everyone, for reporting it to this thread. I made ArlCo aware of this thread, and they're looking into it. The answer I got was that the developer is responsible for it, because it was a...
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    Me: having dropped my kid off at school,...

    Me: having dropped my kid off at school, excitedly turning into the nb Veitch protected bike lane, which is the first of a bunch of dedicated bike infra on my ride. Yay, safety

    You: salmoning sb...
  7. First, we need the bike station that was promised...

    First, we need the bike station that was promised for the Ballston station.

    Second, we need secure parking (cameras might be enough, but they need to work), that is covered, and that works for all...
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    I'm not an expert at this area, but from my...

    I'm not an expert at this area, but from my experience, the tunnel is the difference between a trail that could serve all ages, and one that only serves current riders. Seems like a difference worth...
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    I do. I think it's a small price to pay for...

    I do. I think it's a small price to pay for having local, national and international reporting.
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    Meanwhile, more than 5 months after the storm, no...

    Meanwhile, more than 5 months after the storm, no word on when the destroyed bridges will be replaced. Best we have is this, last updated in October:...
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    You don't. If you have a chance to have a nice...

    You don't. If you have a chance to have a nice conversation, that may work, but you have no hope of convincing someone they're doing it wrong in 2 seconds, and, luckily, it's not your job.
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    I have biked a lot for a long time, and I do not...

    I have biked a lot for a long time, and I do not think a blinking light helps identify bikes. It just makes it hard to tell how far away you are.
  13. What's tough is that I see Arlington getting...

    What's tough is that I see Arlington getting *better* but, the pace is very slow, and they're not getting good enough fast enough. That's a hard line to walk -- "thanks for installing a PBL on...
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    There's no good answer -- it's definitely better...

    There's no good answer -- it's definitely better to be blinking around cars, and better to be steady on the trail. You know what your commute is like and where the danger is. Do what's best for...
  15. My guess is that the scofflaw drivist at Lee &...

    My guess is that the scofflaw drivist at Lee & Oak knew what he was doing was wrong and did it anyway. No amount of signage will help that. From what I've seen, drivists are obeying the new signal...
  16. Thread: January 2020

    by dasgeh
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    Thanks for starting the thread. Can the powers...

    Thanks for starting the thread. Can the powers that be change the title to "January 2020 Road and Trail Conditions" for posterity?

    Thanks!
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    Columbia Pike 2020 closures

    Portions of lanes along Columbia Pike are set to be closed for most of 2020. The County has set up detours routing cars up to 50 or down to 7/Mason. Any reports from the ground on how that's...
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    There are consistent reports from neighbors of...

    There are consistent reports from neighbors of coyotes along the Custis... (Some of us think it's just foxes and imaginations)
  19. I love this change. When I'm riding downhill, I...

    I love this change. When I'm riding downhill, I can confidently proceed with the walk sign, without worrying a car will whip a right turn into me (it's happened). Now cars get to go when cyclists...
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    Thanks for this. I'll ping staff about the...

    Thanks for this. I'll ping staff about the signage. If there are more issues, or if anyone wants to talk to staff, lmk.
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    I'm confused - are you (1) crossing the ramp, or...

    I'm confused - are you (1) crossing the ramp, or (2) staying on the south side of the street and riding in the PBL, which would mean you only need to cross Sycamore? I ask because County staff was...
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    Trollheim had a pretty layer of frost, but...

    Trollheim had a pretty layer of frost, but nothing menacing.
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    Arlington County clears them. I've pinged the...

    Arlington County clears them. I've pinged the relevant people. (parks@arlingtonva.us or kstalica@arlingtonva.us -- the trails one is dead)

    FYI, repairing the W&OD under Wilson gutted the budget...
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    This seems to work westbound, but I would...

    This seems to work westbound, but I would STRONGLY recommend against it eastbound -- the sightline at the intersection of Columbia/16th St & Sycamore/Roosevelt is VERY BAD.

    Also, it's December.
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    Is there enough land under those Xs to build a...

    Is there enough land under those Xs to build a school?
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