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    The line also served the Robinson Terminal which...

    The line also served the Robinson Terminal which handled newsprint for the Post. I am not sure when the last delivery by rail there was made, but the terminal was put up for sale in 2013.
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    So back during the Reagan years, when I was young...

    So back during the Reagan years, when I was young (and oh, so callow) I was, as some of you know, a financial analyst for CSX (actually Seaboard, but you dont want to know). I was tasked with...
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    G Street NW PBL is complete basically from 17th...

    G Street NW PBL is complete basically from 17th to Virginia (IE 24th)

    20th Street NW PBL from G down to Virginia (IE E Street) and almost done last I looked to Constitution.


    NJ Avenue NW...
  4. I'm a Clintonian on cars - they should be safe,...

    I'm a Clintonian on cars - they should be safe, legal, and rare. :p
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    There certainly are a lot of different civil war...

    There certainly are a lot of different civil war related markers and street names around here.

    I have found myself taking a much narrower approach to this game. Basically doing markers only of...
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    I do that once in a while - pretty crappy...

    I do that once in a while - pretty crappy sidewalk (there was I think a project proposed to rebuild with a decent shared use path, but I don't know the status.) I really want to explore that little...
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    Oh dear. There are at least a dozen signs around...

    Oh dear. There are at least a dozen signs around Fort Ward, not counting the newly installed ones that tell the story of the adjacent post war AA community and its 20th century displacement.
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    So the tiny sidewalk connection behind the tennis...

    So the tiny sidewalk connection behind the tennis court, from Stafford and 35th in South Fairlington to the sidewalk on Quaker Lane, that was on my regular route from home to Valley Drive prepandemic...
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    So to me wormholeness (wormholocity?) is not a...

    So to me wormholeness (wormholocity?) is not a binary. I mean a street open to cars, or a standard long trail, is clearly not a wormhole. A "social path" clear is. A cut through a parking lot...
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    I'm happy to see someone else taking on the...

    I'm happy to see someone else taking on the mission of a FS infrastructure prize.
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    Just so you guys know some of us (most of us? all...

    Just so you guys know some of us (most of us? all of us?) refer to that spot as "the Gates of Mordor"
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    Wait only one Street per day? Dang, I forgot and...

    Wait only one Street per day? Dang, I forgot and too pics of several street signs in West ALX this morning. I will tag the pics for the day, but leave the others up, is that okay?
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    I don't know what team I will be on, but I will...

    I don't know what team I will be on, but I will freely offer you my idea for a team name, if most of your members live in Virgnia.


    Barr Mitts, Va
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    As a proud resident of Fort Ward Heights, I am...

    As a proud resident of Fort Ward Heights, I am quite aware that all the forts were sited based on military tactics, and not on bikeability. :)
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    When the City annexed the West End (previously in...

    When the City annexed the West End (previously in Fairfax) around 1950 they passed a law saying all new North South streets had to be named after Confederates. That law was only repealed relatively...
  16. Will there be at least one admin monitoring the...

    Will there be at least one admin monitoring the mute all button, the break out rooms, etc and doing nothing else? My synagogue has found that very helpful for large Zoom gatherings - we call the...
  17. Has to be a green bike. A green new bike. So its...

    Has to be a green bike. A green new bike. So its green new deal. Or a new green deal.
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    OMG! I'm verklempt! Thoughts - living in...

    OMG! I'm verklempt!

    Thoughts - living in West Alexandria gives some of us kind of an unfair advantage?...
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    So, I am not going to sponsor a reindeer game...

    So, I am not going to sponsor a reindeer game this year, but it might be fun to give side commentary.

    Wormholes is one of my favorite games - not only because when I was a newbie, and...
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    nothing to report now, thank goodness. Just wanted to say this is perfectly appropriate to post here. BTW, I am on BPAC, and know Mike Doyle. There are quite a few folks on this forum who are...
  21. I know something professionally about the P3...

    I know something professionally about the P3 world, and there is abundant discussion of different approaches (as with any form of procurement) to structuring a P3. IIUC Governor Hogan decided to...
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    After a water break on 8th street I headed...

    After a water break on 8th street I headed towards the new Crosstown bikeway. I first tried Monroe to Michigan - took a look at Michigan and headed back down into Brookland - made my way to 4th and...
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    Now, if the tolls were variable, and kicked in...

    Now, if the tolls were variable, and kicked in only when the trail was overcrowded ...... ;)
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    Thanks, I did not ride K beyond 6th Street NE,...

    Thanks, I did not ride K beyond 6th Street NE, and I had already ridden the new PBLs around Union Market (except for the extension to Mt Olivet, I think), etc, so I headed back to get on the MBT.
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    So, after riding K Street NW, I rode on K Street...

    So, after riding K Street NW, I rode on K Street NE through NOMA. Those bike lanes are new I think? Conventional painted lanes, but IIRC part of them was not in a door zone, and I guess they help...
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