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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEighth View Post
    If I remember correctly, some of the houses on that stretch do not have driveways.
    Yeah, that's the dilemma. The bike lane in that stretch is basically removing de facto driveways for a few homeowners. I can appreciate they'd be pretty upset about that. I really don't like the re-routing option though. It seems half-baked and needlessly long. I'd much rather take the lane in that stretch and perhaps traffic calming measures would have been a better compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEighth View Post
    If I remember correctly, some of the houses on that stretch do not have driveways.
    ONE. ONE doesn't have a driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEighth View Post
    If I remember correctly, some of the houses on that stretch do not have driveways.
    I just looked at street view. Along the section without the bike lane, all the houses west of Ohio have driveways. I counted 4 just east of Ohio without. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    ONE. ONE doesn't have a driveway.
    Ah---certainly wasn't portrayed that way. Makes it a good question to harp on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birru View Post
    I'd much rather take the lane in that stretch and perhaps traffic calming measures would have been a better compromise.
    These kinds of solutions are what the BAC and advocacy groups are trying to move beyond. They (maybe) work for people who already ride bikes. Shoot, I'd ride along Washington as is if need be. The point is that we need to build infrastructure that serves those who don't feel confident or safe riding their bikes in these areas. Even the original plan fell short, IMO, in reaching that goal, but our aspiration must be to build infrastructure that serves Isabella, not Steve O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    These kinds of solutions are what the BAC and advocacy groups are trying to move beyond. They (maybe) work for people who already ride bikes. Shoot, I'd ride along Washington as is if need be. The point is that we need to build infrastructure that serves those who don't feel confident or safe riding their bikes in these areas. Even the original plan fell short, IMO, in reaching that goal, but our aspiration must be to build infrastructure that serves Isabella, not Steve O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    These kinds of solutions are what the BAC and advocacy groups are trying to move beyond. They (maybe) work for people who already ride bikes. Shoot, I'd ride along Washington as is if need be. The point is that we need to build infrastructure that serves those who don't feel confident or safe riding their bikes in these areas. Even the original plan fell short, IMO, in reaching that goal, but our aspiration must be to build infrastructure that serves Isabella, not Steve O.
    These are all really good points. I agree that the original plan fails the "Isabella test" as well.

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    LMAO you must have that in your pocket at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    I am only heartened because I saw a ton of cyclists around Pentagon City
    So that would be 12 or 15, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    So that would be 12 or 15, right?
    Yeah but in a fairly small area and I was dock blocked for the first when I arrived home on Cabi.

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    Didn't think about it until I read this comment on the Greater Greater Washington article about this, but there's a specific structure that the potential bike lanes are being rerouted around. (I'll give you a hint before you read it: what starts with a "c" and is related to reduced bike infrastructure?): https://ggwash.org/view/63150/arling...comment_339296

    No bike lanes because we need to keep street parking in a neighborhood where everyone has a driveway or a garage.
    The detour is so the church can keep its diagonal parking. Parking for a few hours a week is greater than cyclist safety.
    When I read it, I immediately looked at Google Maps and BAM! there it was, a block of diagonal parking with signs saying "45 degree parking only on Sundays"

    While it's not proof, it certainly SEEMS to fit with past experiences

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