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    I've seen a Lumberjack ambling round these parts, maybe I can give him a holler ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeprosyStudyGroup View Post
    I've seen a Lumberjack ambling round these parts, maybe I can give him a holler ?
    He's a lumberjack and he's okay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    Yeah, sorry; it sounds like my sarcasm actually sounded like reasonable advice to my fellow Arlingtonians. You should not call the police. As my well-trained kids would say: woman up. Talk to the owner or f*king deal with the great inconvenience this causes you.

    I do love Arlington. But holy f*k. And get your bike off the sidewalk.
    Yeah, probably too much Nextdoor. And I'll get my bike off the sidewalk when there are safe alternatives for when I bike with my kids. <I don't know anyone who chooses the sidewalk because they like it.>

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    [crunch, crunch...] damn, all out of popcorn. BERIGHTBACk.

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    Difficult to ride on sidewalks in Arlington anyway because they keep disappearing. Seriously, in my N. Arlington neighborhood, some blocks of some streets have them, then the next block doesn't. Sometimes it's even within the same block where they disappear. Our next-door neighbor has a sidewalk, but he's the only one on the street who does. WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Difficult to ride on sidewalks in Arlington anyway because they keep disappearing. Seriously, in my N. Arlington neighborhood, some blocks of some streets have them, then the next block doesn't. Sometimes it's even within the same block where they disappear. Our next-door neighbor has a sidewalk, but he's the only one on the street who does. WTF?
    Fairfax has the same problem. It is a consequence of when the property was (re-)developed and whether the developer was required to put in sidewalks or not at the time.

    What, you think the County is responsible for building sidewalks?

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    I'm so tired of snarky responses on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    I'm so tired of snarky responses on the internet.
    Where would you prefer your snarky responses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Difficult to ride on sidewalks in Arlington anyway because they keep disappearing. Seriously, in my N. Arlington neighborhood, some blocks of some streets have them, then the next block doesn't. Sometimes it's even within the same block where they disappear. Our next-door neighbor has a sidewalk, but he's the only one on the street who does. WTF?
    Eh, What bentbike says about why they disappear. But more importantly most of the sidewalks that most riders need to ride, are on major arterials (where many jurisdictions prioritize sidewalk connectivity) and/or only need to be ridden for a block or two (past an issue of connectivity in the "comfortable" route network) Though of course if you need to ride with a little kid, you may need more sidewalk then that. Of course that is the same issue that pedestrians face. The sidewalk I mentioned above on King Street, is also one I walk on, overgrown vegetation can be just about as annoying to a walker as to rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Fairfax has the same problem. It is a consequence of when the property was (re-)developed and whether the developer was required to put in sidewalks or not at the time.

    What, you think the County is responsible for building sidewalks?
    I know Arlington does have some sort of program to put in sidewalks after-the-fact. Guy I know used to work in that department and once described some of the hoops they needed to jump through to get anything done. (Understandable considering that in old neighborhoods, new sidewalks can cut through plantings, trees, etc.)

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