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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    These maps look busy enough as-is
    ^ this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    I just think it'd be really fun to ride on EVERY SINGLE ROAD the city calls bike friendly, and then decide if we agreed with them or not .
    So I actually tried mapping this out, and it turned into a really interesting route optimization problem. I'm sure a GIS/mapping expert could do a better job, but here's one suggested route for all of the on-street bike routes, bike lanes, or shared lane markings south of King: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27995029.

    Anyone want to go for a bike ride this Sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    Anyone want to go for a bike ride this Sunday?
    All right -- based on conversations at tonight's Fridays at the Fountain, it sounds like there's interest in doing this! Here's the plan: optional breakfast meetup at the Whole Foods on Duke Street at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, roll out at 9:00 a.m. Bring sunscreen, a copy of the Alexandria bike map so that you can make notes about any errors on the map, and lots of patience (because I'm going to be slooooow on the hills).

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    So I actually tried mapping this out, and it turned into a really interesting route optimization problem. I'm sure a GIS/mapping expert could do a better job, but here's one suggested route for all of the on-street bike routes, bike lanes, or shared lane markings south of King: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27995029.

    Anyone want to go for a bike ride this Sunday?
    I probably won't make it. Please feel free to ride very slowly on Seminary. There is discussion going on on Next door, and I am not happy. I am sure Jim will talk me down, but I am in the mood for a full on Critical Mass approach on Seminary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    All right -- based on conversations at tonight's Fridays at the Fountain, it sounds like there's interest in doing this! Here's the plan: optional breakfast meetup at the Whole Foods on Duke Street at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, roll out at 9:00 a.m. Bring sunscreen, a copy of the Alexandria bike map so that you can make notes about any errors on the map, and lots of patience (because I'm going to be slooooow on the hills).
    I will be there, at least for the first hour of the ride. I will have extra copies of the current map with me.

    Below is a table showing all of the streets or trails (hills were included that either noted bike infrastructure or on-street bike route) that were flagged as having hills in the Alexandria Bicycle Map published in 2015-2016 . Of note, six of the hills have earned the coveted double caret that seems to represent a steeper climb - Chambliss Trail, West Braddock (westbound between Russell and West Windsor), Howard, King (westbound between Russell and Upland), Mt. Ida (westbound between Commonwealth and Sycamore) and Walnut.


    Street Direction Notes
    Birch Street Eastbound Between Russell and Holly
    Braddock Road, West Eastbound Between Beauregard and Hampton
    Braddock Road, West Westbound Between Hampton and Beauregard
    Braddock Road, West Eastbound Between North Van Dorn and Howard
    Braddock Road, West Westbound Between Quaker and Early
    Braddock Road, West Westbound Between Valley and Crest
    Braddock Road, West Eastbound Between Valley and Cameron Mills
    Braddock Road, West Westbound Between Russell and West Windsor (Two carets)
    Campus Drive, East (Pvt.) Westbound Between Beauregard and Dawes
    Chambliss, North Southbound Between Larstan and North Morgan
    Chamblis, North Trail Northbound Between Doris and Grigsby (Two carets)
    George Washington Masonic (Pvt.) Westbound Between Callahan and Upland
    Gunston Westbound Between Martha Custis and Fitzgerald
    Gunston Eastbound Between Valley and Fitzgerald
    Howard, North Northbound Between Jordan and Seminary (Two carets)
    Janney's Westbound Between Skyhill and Quaker
    Janney's Eastbound Between West Taylor Run and King
    King Westbound Between Russell and Upland (Two carets)
    Monticello Westbound Between Russell and Old Dominion
    Morgan, North Westbound Between Beauregard and North Chambliss
    Mt. Ida Eastbound Between Russell and Holly
    Mt. Ida Westbound Between Commonwealth and Sycamore (Two carets)
    Old Dominion Southbound Between Chalfonte and Alison
    Peagram, North Northbound Between Richenbacher and North Pickett
    Seminary Road Westbound Between Quaker and Ft. Williams
    Upland Eastbound Between Hilton and Hilltop Terrace
    Upland Southbound Between King and Hilltop Terrace
    Walnut Southbound Between Russell and King (Two carets)
    Windsor, West Westbound Between Russell and Braddock
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    Below is a table showing all of the streets or trails (hills were included that either noted bike infrastructure or on-street bike route) that were flagged as having hills in the Alexandria Bicycle Map published in 2015-2016.
    Interesting, thanks. For the part of the city that we'll be riding tomorrow, I noticed that two of the places previously marked as hills are no longer marked as such on the new map:

    Street Direction Notes
    Braddock Road, West Westbound Between Quaker and Early
    Campus Drive, East (Pvt.) Westbound Between Beauregard and Dawes

    I can't imagine that those hills suddenly got flatter in the past two years, but I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

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    Pre-ride strategy session.




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    This was an absolutely terrific wonderful awesome ride. Even I (who like to ride in West Alex, and scout around for bike infra) got to ride places I have never ridden. And to ride with a group in places I have only ridden by myself. Weather was great, the company was even better. Thanks especially to Komorebi for intricate route plotting, and to Casey for added tidbits of transportation lore.

    Looking forward to doing the east side.

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    Couple photos. LSG also scouted out some trees. Reports will be sent to the City as well as feedback about the bike infrastructure .

    And my bike found its soul mate off Seminary Road after the pedestrian overpass to nowhere. As LSG said "It has fenders too so it's a commuter car!"

    And of course lunch at Port City.

    Seriously awesome ride Komo, thank you again for organizing!

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    If anyone wants to ride the rest of the bike map, I'll be doing that on Sunday. Optional breakfast meetup at the Whole Foods on Duke Street at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, roll out at 8:30 a.m. Draft route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28237147. I left out Old Town, because many of us are familiar enough with that area to provide feedback without needing to ride it again.

    Also, if you have feedback about the map but can't make it on Sunday, PM me. I'm collecting feedback to give to City staff. Thanks.

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