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    About a week ago they scraped up the Wilson-Quincy intersection and Quincy down to 9th. This past week they repaved and put in a protected bike lane. The repaving is WONDERFUL! That section was all potholes and patchwork fixes that left it crazy bumpy. The PBL looks nice.

    Unfortunately the PBL hasn't stopped cars from being in the bike lane - at one of the driveways a vehicle was stopped half in the parking lane and half in the bike lane on Friday. I expect it to be no better over time - that street is crazy for people trying to park, double parking, dropping/picking up people and food. And I always want to make a left on and off Quincy (Wilson and Fairfax), so I need to take the lane.

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    Some pictures I took yesterday. These are all going northbound.


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    I rode southbound multiple times yesterday because I was moving some CaBI bikes to score Bike Angel points. The 15 minute drop off zone looms like itís going to be problematic because the drop zone is along the curb instead of having a buffer. Running the bike lane along the curb and making the drop off zone outside of some flexposts would still allow the drop zone to exist and prevent the bike lane from being blocked.






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    I've been using this PBL for a few days now and I love it. I'm probably changing my commute to permanently use it. (Can't wait for the rest of Quincy )

    The 15 minute drop off zone was blocked this morning by a Home Depot truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guus View Post
    I've been using this PBL for a few days now and I love it. I'm probably changing my commute to permanently use it. (Can't wait for the rest of Quincy )

    The 15 minute drop off zone was blocked this morning by a Home Depot truck.
    If it isnít too much trouble, could you start taking pictures when the 15 minute spot is blocked and post here? Iíd like to gather a bucket of evidence to support a campaign to modify this spot.


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    That last photo showing the bike lane needing to cross the right turn lane about 25 feet short of Wilson is a clusterf***. Made worse by the "yield to bikes" sign being only about 3 feet beyond the last available parking spot. Imagine driving 20 mph to the light along a line of parked cars. Can't see any cyclists so I guess I don't have yield. Surprise! The bike was there the whole time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    That last photo showing the bike lane needing to cross the right turn lane about 25 feet short of Wilson is a clusterf***. Made worse by the "yield to bikes" sign being only about 3 feet beyond the last available parking spot. Imagine driving 20 mph to the light along a line of parked cars. Can't see any cyclists so I guess I don't have yield. Surprise! The bike was there the whole time.
    I donít care much for mixing zones but this one was probably the best that Iíve experienced. Way better than L and M in DC. The sight line was fairly long and it angled the bike lane in a way that made it easier to check for cars.

    I was riding slower than normal which I tend to do in most PBLs which helped with the mixing zone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    That last photo showing the bike lane needing to cross the right turn lane about 25 feet short of Wilson is a clusterf***. Made worse by the "yield to bikes" sign being only about 3 feet beyond the last available parking spot. Imagine driving 20 mph to the light along a line of parked cars. Can't see any cyclists so I guess I don't have yield. Surprise! The bike was there the whole time.
    Imagine driving 20MPH. I would love to say that to every driver in Alexandria. To the tune of, well, Imagine.
    Imagine there's no 35, I know its hard to do, nothing to kill or die for ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    ...Imagine there's no 35, I know its hard to do, nothing to kill or die for ......
    Did you see the speed limit for Route 1 near Potomac Yard is being pulled down from 35mph to 25mph? THAT should be a revenue generator for the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    Did you see the speed limit for Route 1 near Potomac Yard is being pulled down from 35mph to 25mph? THAT should be a revenue generator for the city.
    Thatís going to be rough without some engineering changes. I drive a car on King St last weekend (also 25) and it took deliberate effort to obey the speed limit.


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