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    Nice picture, TwoWheelsDC. When riding through this mess, I never have time to actually look at what is happening. Does anyone know why the grass has been removed on the slope to Banneker Circle?

    Only a few more days until the problems here become of a different variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Does anyone know why the grass has been removed on the slope to Banneker Circle?
    There's a thread on that topic: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...ark-area-of-DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Does anyone know why the grass has been removed on the slope to Banneker Circle?
    That's where they're adding a new stairway up to the bridge from Maine Ave.


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    Thanks to both you. I did read that thread but exactly what was going on never clicked.

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    Maine Avenue has been paved. It still needs some line painting.

    I rode a bit on the new bike lane. I had to dodge pedestrians on the way to the fish market. The actual sidewalk wasn't useable there so I will give them a pass on that today. Hopefully the intended purpose of the bike lane will be made clear.

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    The cycle track is basically open to the public at this point. Wasn't really crowded tonight, but I'm definitely sticking with my prediction that it will be a pain in the ass to ride for much of the day. Oh, and watch out for turning cars!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    The cycle track is basically open to the public at this point. Wasn't really crowded tonight, but I'm definitely sticking with my prediction that it will be a pain in the ass to ride for much of the day. Oh, and watch out for turning cars!

    looks no worse than the MVT was tonight

    Doesn't appear to be any signage indicating its a bike lane. Is there any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post

    Doesn't appear to be any signage indicating its a bike lane. Is there any?
    I was hoping to see some signage and did not. It's possible that there's something at the western end (where I guess the bike counter is?), but nothing from 9th to 7th. Maybe they're going to paint some bike symbols or whatever, but now that it's open, it seems a little late for that.

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    Rode it this morning, east bound. There were quite a few pedestrians on it, though in fact riding (at a moderate pace) was not worse than plenty of our more popular trails, and much better than some sidewalks I occasionally find myself bailing to.

    Other than a "bikes follow ped signals" sign, there was no signage whatsoever indicating this is a bike lane. Nor is there a center stripe as two way PBLs usually have. Given that, its hard to blame the pedestrians for using it as an extra sidewalk, especially as there are not many riders (I saw none other than myself). The actual sidewalk did not appear THAT narrow, but I did not walk it.

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