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    Quote Originally Posted by streetsmarts View Post
    So... I'm biking from Foggy Bottom to the Nats game tonight. I don't do this often. Google maps says to go to the mall, around the Monument, and then onto Maine Ave. all the way to P street. I'm thinking that's not the way to go, right? Due to Maine Ave. messiness?

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    You can also cut across the mall to 4th st SW (which has a bike lane), take it to I street (also has a bike lane), and take that to First street, and take that to Nat's Park. This is the way I go from work. I street is pretty easy to bike on, and it minimizes the amount of stadium traffic you have to deal with compared to Steve O's route which has you biking on the sidewalk around the stadium, which can sometimes get dicey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    You can also cut across the mall to 4th st SW (which has a bike lane), take it to I street (also has a bike lane), and take that to First street, and take that to Nat's Park. This is the way I go from work. I street is pretty easy to bike on, and it minimizes the amount of stadium traffic you have to deal with compared to Steve O's route which has you biking on the sidewalk around the stadium, which can sometimes get dicey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    You could do this instead:
    - Go across the mall to 4th Street.
    - Take 4th all the way to P
    - P to S. Capitol St.
    - Cross at the crosswalk onto the apron around the park
    - Circle around behind to get to the bike valet. (The map below puts you on the street, but it's better to cross S. Capitol at P)
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    Don't sneer at us riff-raff up in the 400 level seats.
    Quick advisory on 4th St SW down to P St SW- DC is digging for utility work. You will contend with steel plates for a short while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    You can also cut across the mall to 4th st SW (which has a bike lane), take it to I street (also has a bike lane), and take that to First street, and take that to Nat's Park. This is the way I go from work. I street is pretty easy to bike on, and it minimizes the amount of stadium traffic you have to deal with compared to Steve O's route which has you biking on the sidewalk around the stadium, which can sometimes get dicey.

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    Have a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    You can also cut across the mall to 4th st SW (which has a bike lane), take it to I street (also has a bike lane), and take that to First street, and take that to Nat's Park. This is the way I go from work. I street is pretty easy to bike on, and it minimizes the amount of stadium traffic you have to deal with compared to Steve O's route which has you biking on the sidewalk around the stadium, which can sometimes get dicey.

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    I took this route and it was good, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creadinger View Post
    Goddamn, really!? In no way, does that resemble a road. Wow. So now I'm guessing the next step will be to install bollards to make even more obstacles to weave around, in addition to all the pedestrians....
    There are indeed bollards now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    There are indeed bollards now.
    It seems like everyday, there are more bollards.

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    There are also now signs on the cycletrack that say "yield to pedestrians"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    There are also now signs on the cycletrack that say "yield to pedestrians"

    I missed those this AM.

    My experience is that, Friday evenings apart, its gotten better. I attribute this to A. Retail build out done, so less reasons for peds to avoid the sidewalk and B. Scooters. The E Scooter users love it, and their presence discourages the pedestrians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    I missed those this AM.

    My experience is that, Friday evenings apart, its gotten better. I attribute this to A. Retail build out done, so less reasons for peds to avoid the sidewalk and B. Scooters. The E Scooter users love it, and their presence discourages the pedestrians.
    Those signs have been there awhile. It's a little confusing to have a cycle track with yield to pedestrian signs. It really just reinforces that it's a giant sidewalk.

    They also finally added crosswalk signals across the sidewalk/cycle track at one of the intersections with lights near the fish market. For awhile there were cars who had a green light flying across the cycle track/sidewalk, and unless you knew to look over and across the street for their light, no indication that this was an actual intersection and not just another driveway situation. Only issue is the signals are not where you'd expect them to be, so I still see bikes and peds walking directly in front of cars there without realizing there's a crosswalk signal to look out for.

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