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Thread: Bike Unfriendly Curb Cut on Walter Reed Project

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    Ugh why are we still doing rounded corners in 2019? You are just begging for someone to get crushed.

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    Looks raised to me.

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    There’s a significant drop off from the curb that seems to indicate that the raised crosswalk shown in the plans will be installed.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    There’s a significant drop off from the curb that seems to indicate that the raised crosswalk shown in the plans will be installed.






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    From what I saw today it's a half raised crossing. It's not fully raised like the recent change on T.R. Island's parking lot crossing. There's still a chute to navigate through and a rather abrupt turn on the refuge area, particularly challenging if you have a trailer.

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    Temp ramps are in on the curb cuts.


    The larger refuge island.



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    It appears that some of the previously poured concrete on the west side of Walter Reed has been torn out and will be repoured.






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    Is the third time the charm? This curb cut has been modified again. It now has a tiny lip and the triple wide curb is gone. It seems that it fixes some of the weird angle issues for bikes but loses the protection from cars.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a fourth iteration with a bulb out that restores a protective curb but still softens the turning angle for people on bikes.




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    I hope they take a second look at the NE corner connection to the Walter Reed northbound bike lane. Right now a cyclist must either merge into the traffic lane to get around the curb or jump the curb to get in the bike lane.

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    Asphalt has been repaired on the trail. Here’s how it transitions into the awkward turn.




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    Granted, that light pole is in the way, but I don't understand why it's so important to be able to make a turn without stopping so that a bike can cross at the crosswalk, instead of turning on Walter Reed and crossing on the road, assuming that one wants to go south on Walter Reed. It seems odd to argue that bikes need better access to pedestrian infrastructure.

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