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Thread: Bike Lane Removed at 1000 N Glebe and N Fairfax?

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    Default Bike Lane Removed at 1000 N Glebe and N Fairfax?

    Those who ride West on N. Fairfax Drive toward the Custis Trail formerly had a decent bike lane to segregate them from the traffic that is speeding up to head West on 66. https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8821...8i6656!6m1!1e1

    I noticed with the redevelopment of 1000 N Glebe Road that this bike lane seems to be gone, and PERMANENTLY [see attachment]. I'm no design expert, but from my amateur assessment, the new curb - revealed last week when the fence came down - extends the sidewalk far enough into the travel lane that I can't see room for replacing the bike lane. I can't believe that Arlington County signed off on this - we are talking a major gap in the link between Ballston and the Custis Trail.

    Can someone from Arlington County check this out and help preserve this major link? Let us know.

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    I think it's gonna be OK.

    "The developer also will build a two-way, 10-foot wide cycle track on the north side of Fairfax Drive, and widen the sidewalk there. The cycle track will extend the Custis Trail connection to the intersection of N. Glebe Road along Fairfax Drive."

    https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/rele...lue-goose-site

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    In that event, it appears that the curb you pointed out is actually the curb for the two-way cycle track.

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    Nice. Give me back those pitchforks and torches.

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    I have a hunch that there should be some sort of provision given to bikes during the construction. I'll run it up the line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    I have a hunch that there should be some sort of provision given to bikes during the construction. I'll run it up the line...
    I rode through there last Friday. Currently, as soon as you cross Glebe you suddenly find yourself no longer in a bike lane and instead a traffic lane

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    I rode through there last Friday. Currently, as soon as you cross Glebe you suddenly find yourself no longer in a bike lane and instead a traffic lane
    This construction site has been horrible for cyclists and pedestrians both on Glebe and Fairfax. I have complained to the county repeatedly. After each complaint, something was done, including moving/adding signs and, surprisingly, installing a covered pedestrian walkway. But I should not have needed to complain. My schedule has changed recently, so I do not have the time to complain as freely as I did this past summer and fall. They really need a big sign warning cyclists and drivers of the lack of lane. I have been lucky in that most of the drivers have let me in when I stick my arm out and then pedal like mad.

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    They are at it again. Now, the final 100 yards of sidewalk have been removed as you head toward the bike trail, forcing cyclists into the street AT THE ENTRANCE TO I66. Not that cars are accelerating here in any way to get up to highway speed. I appreciate that they are going to replace the sidewalk, at some point, but leaving it as loose soil that cannot be ridden on just ain't right.

    I'm not even complaining that the future protected bike path is not yet finished and is an obstacle course.

    So Arlington County, is there a particular reason that these serial offenders are not being monitored.

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