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  1. no, it just requires redesigning the roads. but...

    no, it just requires redesigning the roads. but since that would affect vehicle level of service metrics, it can't be done.
  2. yes, there's no safe way for pedestrians to cross...

    yes, there's no safe way for pedestrians to cross large high speed roads. the options are 1) slow down the cars 2) design unsafe crossings 3) get rid of the pedestrians.
  3. But it won't convince them of that because the...

    But it won't convince them of that because the only metrics they use are things like "how many cars can pass this spot in an hour". Anything that slows down cars is a negative impact to the metrics....
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    Just think how much easier it would be to...

    Just think how much easier it would be to navigate if they'd just connected up the street grids instead of building expressways to nowhere.
  5. Full traffic light:...

    Full traffic light: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/06/07/fairfax-crash-pedestrians-injured/

    More traffic lights aren't going to fix this sort of thing, only redesigning roads to...
  6. In that case the stupid is just painful. (In...

    In that case the stupid is just painful. (In fairfax they generally blame the utility trucks.)
  7. no, I've got my own mess in fairfax :D

    no, I've got my own mess in fairfax :D
  8. I've heard this (that vehicles screw up the...

    I've heard this (that vehicles screw up the bike/ped facilities) a number of time from local authorities and I don't understand why it's something they can't actually address rather than saying "oh...
  9. Thread: W&OD pitstops

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    I like carolina brothers, impossible to miss and...

    I like carolina brothers, impossible to miss and they have pie. There are a lot of options though, mostly depends on what you are looking for. I personally tend to not each much during long rides as...
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    I think they'd have had to rip out the plantings...

    I think they'd have had to rip out the plantings for that, if I'm understanding the location correctly--doesn't look like enough room for a bench, so this seems like a creative approach.
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    D. Someone got sign-happy after a fit of...

    D. Someone got sign-happy after a fit of anti-cyclist pique.
  12. I kinda figured it would pass. That's just how...

    I kinda figured it would pass. That's just how things are. :(
  13. 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...
  15. 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...
  24. 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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