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  1. How 'bout if we offer a counterproposal: we'll...

    How 'bout if we offer a counterproposal: we'll take this bill, if it's bundled with one that permanently revokes driving privileges for any driver who hits someone while running a stop sign or red...
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    yes--if they did nothing at all the snow would be...

    yes--if they did nothing at all the snow would be gone by now, but they deliberately create a situation that's a problem potentially for weeks. but, VDOT isn't accountable locally so...
  3. I use a garmin edge because I don't like to run...

    I use a garmin edge because I don't like to run down my phone and find it annoying to wear a watch while cycling. I also find it easier to glance at all the important useless numbers on a screen in...
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    IMO there's less pushing than pulling. The...

    IMO there's less pushing than pulling. The metropolitan areas can't compete with exurban greenfields on price per square foot of house (given current policies, which don't in any way build the long...
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    I couldn't even get a positive response to "could...

    I couldn't even get a positive response to "could the snow plows maybe put the giant block of ice just to the side of the curb cut, instead of directly on top of it". They really don't think their...
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    AFAIK, VDOT's official position is that they...

    AFAIK, VDOT's official position is that they don't routine maintenance on trails. First you'd ask for snow removal, then you'd ask for vegetation trimming and debris cleanup, who knows where it would...
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    I think there is very little, if any, correlation...

    I think there is very little, if any, correlation between the metropolitan fabric and how fast greenfield suburbs get built outside of metropolitan jurisdictions. But anyway, that's a topic better...
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    It is, for a number of reasons, but there's zero...

    It is, for a number of reasons, but there's zero ability to do anything about it.
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    wheel size doesn't matter if there's no speed...

    wheel size doesn't matter if there's no speed sensor
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    depending on what the bag is made of and what was...

    depending on what the bag is made of and what was in the bag, yeah, it could affect gps reception
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    I don't get to the lux trails in arlington much...

    I don't get to the lux trails in arlington much these days. I'd expect the trails in fairfax to be insanely cratered and icy every morning for a few days, and the afternoons soft, like riding through...
  12. hmm. maybe there are too many bridges being...

    hmm. maybe there are too many bridges being discussed in this thread. assuming we're talking about the legion bridge IIRC the design documents had it dumping onto surface streets (Live Oak Dr?)...
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    There's no legal requirement to walk a bike in a...

    There's no legal requirement to walk a bike in a crosswalk. VA's contributory negligence law could easily find fault if you were hit while walking your bike through a crosswalk preceded by a flag man...
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    Because properly designed infrastructure tends to...

    Because properly designed infrastructure tends to solve the speed problem, while adding additional benefits. Also, because "speed enforcement" without automation is just the kind of thing that's said...
  15. there are no bike trails on the virginia side of...

    there are no bike trails on the virginia side of the bridge. they're supposed to build one along 495, but seeing how quickly the i66 trail was downgraded I'll withhold judgment on that. in theory you...
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    Hunter Station, not Hunter Mill. (Important...

    Hunter Station, not Hunter Mill. (Important distinction.) I agree that the Lawyers/Hunter Mill intersection is hideous, but Hunter Station and Lawyers to the west are much better (IMO). If the...
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    For Fairfax, those are basically bicycle luxury...

    For Fairfax, those are basically bicycle luxury roads. If you check out the strava heat map you'll see that they're pretty heavily used (they're part of one of my go-to loops). There are hills. There...
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    After 10 years I'd run the drive train on my old...

    After 10 years I'd run the drive train on my old "everything bike" into the ground. I tossed around the idea of just adding a new bike but I really like how it fits and trying to buy a bike during...
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    It's better than the fairfax county parkway trail...

    It's better than the fairfax county parkway trail where there are no stop signs for trail users, cars don't stop for peds/cyclists in a crosswalk with a walk signal, and the cars are often overtaking...
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    I mean, sure, if you want them to hand out...

    I mean, sure, if you want them to hand out tickets to cyclists for not stopping at the trail stop signs.
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    I used to think that maybe through education and...

    I used to think that maybe through education and outreach we could change things so we didn't have roads entirely oriented around moving cars through an area. Now I've seen that we can't even get...
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    The number of drivers who run into parked cars,...

    The number of drivers who run into parked cars, buildings, etc., is mind boggling. Couple weeks ago a guy drove into a parked car across the street under a streetlight on a perfectly straight stretch...
  23. Thread: Many Thanks

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    reallocate an itty-bitty portion of the road...

    reallocate an itty-bitty portion of the road maintenance budget?
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    Did the visitor center close?

    Did the visitor center close?
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    I mean, if we really want to make fun of overkill...

    I mean, if we really want to make fun of overkill on the C&O, let's talk about the number of fat bikes popping up there these days... :D
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