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Thread: Protected Bike Lane on Quincy btwn 9th and Wilson

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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.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/alexand...ase-to-25-mph/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    That’s 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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    Its a wider road than King Street. OTOH the massing of the buildings is already starting to give it an urban appearance, which also contributes to traffic calming, IIUC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    That’s 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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    I feel your pain. We have a lot of 30 km per hour (18 mph) zones in Germany with speed cameras. These are not school zones, just residential neighborhoods, some on quite wide streets. I'm just waiting for the Consulate to get notification of my ticket on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    I feel your pain. We have a lot of 30 km per hour (18 mph) zones in Germany with speed cameras. These are not school zones, just residential neighborhoods, some on quite wide streets. I'm just waiting for the Consulate to get notification of my ticket on my bike.
    Scofflaw cyclist ignoring the speedlimit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett L. View Post
    Scofflaw cyclist ignoring the speedlimit.....
    That's ok, I still get passed by 100% of the car drivers. It was fun at midnight having all the speeders on Adicksallee slow down for the two block 30 km speed limit in the work zone for the Frankfurt School of Fiance and Management just before you get to the city (Google maps mistranslates "Stadt" as "state") police headquarters. Props to Frankfurt for putting in a west bound bike lane there when they closed the sidewalk and cycletrack there for the construction. I think there is a speed camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    We have a lot of 30 km per hour (18 mph) zones in Germany with speed cameras. These are not school zones, just residential neighborhoods, some on quite wide streets. I'm just waiting for the Consulate to get notification of my ticket on my bike.
    Pictures or it didn't happen!

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    WABA just published a blog post about the Quincy Protected Bike Lane. It includes a link to send a note to the County. My comment noted that I hadn't ever deliberately visited Ballston in the five years I've lived here and I've been three times since the PBL was installed and have spent money each time.

    http://www.waba.org/blog/2018/09/arl...lyer-ballston/

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    Bicycles have now been restricted from taking the lane on Quincy Street. They must use the bike lane according to the new signs mounted on the bollards. The signs were new to me this morning. I can't find an image of the sign in the AASHTO standards, but it's white and defines a split where cars must ride left and bikes must ride right. I would have taken a picture of the new signs this morning but a northbound cement mixer truck with trailer was wiping them all out as it turned right on Wilson while I followed behind it at its seven o'clock to make my right turn too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    Bicycles have now been restricted from taking the lane on Quincy Street. They must use the bike lane according to the new signs mounted on the bollards. The signs were new to me this morning. I can't find an image of the sign in the AASHTO standards, but it's white and defines a split where cars must ride left and bikes must ride right. I would have taken a picture of the new signs this morning but a northbound cement mixer truck with trailer was wiping them all out as it turned right on Wilson while I followed behind it at its seven o'clock to make my right turn too.
    ISTR a car bike split sign at the entrance to the SB PBL on Hayes (though I can't find it on google street view) I am pretty sure that sign did not indicate taking the lane was banned, and even if it did, I don't think that would be enforceable in Virginia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    ISTR a car bike split sign at the entrance to the SB PBL on Hayes (though I can't find it on google street view) I am pretty sure that sign did not indicate taking the lane was banned, and even if it did, I don't think that would be enforceable in Virginia.
    Yes, it looks like the one on Hayes. I think it is there to let the cars know that it is not a car lane. It hasn't stopped the gardeners from blocking the lane on Hayes. If they get one north of Quincy, I doubt it will stop the folks running in and out of subway and the ABC store, but at least I can point to it when I yell at them for blocking the bike lane. There is nothing about the sign that indicates to me that bikes are banned from the roadway.

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