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Thread: Arlington County Can Do Better! Stop Using Bike Lanes for Parking!

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    Default Arlington County Can Do Better! Stop Using Bike Lanes for Parking!

    There has been construction on the sidewalks and curbs at the intersection of Wilson Blvd and N Arlington Mill Rd for the past two weeks. There is a county work crew there and the north side bike lane on the entire block from N Lexington to N Arlington Mill has been blocked off with orange cones and the county is parking two large dump trucks next to the Bon Air tennis courts. There is absolutely no reason to block off the bike lane between N Lexington and the W&OD Trail/4MRT access curb cut in that stretch. The dump trucks should fit in the stretch between the access curb cut and N Arlington Mill. It's also unclear why there are three dump trucks there in the first place as nothing appears to being removed or added at this point.

    I had a nice chat with the crew chief there last Thursday and he saw my point, but then they continued to block the lane this morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    There has been construction on the sidewalks and curbs at the intersection of Wilson Blvd and N Arlington Mill Rd for the past two weeks. There is a county work crew there and the north side bike lane on the entire block from N Lexington to N Arlington Mill has been blocked off with orange cones and the county is parking two large dump trucks next to the Bon Air tennis courts. There is absolutely no reason to block off the bike lane between N Lexington and the W&OD Trail/4MRT access curb cut in that stretch. The dump trucks should fit in the stretch between the access curb cut and N Arlington Mill. It's also unclear why there are three dump trucks there in the first place as nothing appears to being removed or added at this point.

    I had a nice chat with the crew chief there last Thursday and he saw my point, but then they continued to block the lane this morning.

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    First off, blocking the bike lanes at the bottom of a big hill is very dangerous because people will be going faster and have less time to merge. They need to stop that!

    Second off, are those bike lanes being extended up the hill going westbound on Wilson Blvd? Last time I was in town, they ended at Manchester St/W&OD Trail. If so, then yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    First off, blocking the bike lanes at the bottom of a big hill is very dangerous because people will be going faster and have less time to merge. They need to stop that!

    Second off, are those bike lanes being extended up the hill going westbound on Wilson Blvd? Last time I was in town, they ended at Manchester St/W&OD Trail. If so, then yay!
    The west bound lane goes up the hill for one block to N Larrimore St. That's been there for over a year and is the worst part of the climb up to N McKinley Rd.

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