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    Default County Board to Consider Bicycle Element Update for Approval on April 23

    It's at the end of a long agenda. The Regular Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. All public comment goes in order of slips submitted and are called before the Board begins consideration each agenda item.

    All working group documents and latest version of the update can be found here.

    Process for speaking at County Board meetings.
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    The draft is good, but could be a lot better...

    1) we need to strengthen the plan
    2) we need to speak up for these changes in light of competing priorities
    3) we need to remind the Board of the need to fund it going forward

    Please speak up:
    - use WABA's comment form: https://www.waba.org/blog/2019/04/ar...ns-need-teeth/
    - email the Board directly: countyboard@arlingtonva.us)
    - show up next week (there's a FB group to organize speakers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2323715097903241/

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...on-s-plans-NOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    All public comment goes first, for all agenda items, before the Board begins consideration of agenda items.
    You sure? I am relatively certain that this is NOT the case here. In my experience this is only when covering consent agenda items that have been pulled for a hearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    You sure? I am relatively certain that this is NOT the case here. In my experience this is only when covering consent agenda items that have been pulled for a hearing.
    Though this would be great. There are some people who are concerned they can't stay late.

    And don't get me started on the change of date for the parks plan so it's on the same night as the Phoenix Bikes fundraiser....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    You sure? I am relatively certain that this is NOT the case here. In my experience this is only when covering consent agenda items that have been pulled for a hearing.
    You are correct. I fixed it in the original post. I was thinking of the consent agenda process.

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    The plan isn't worth the paper/electrons it is printed on until ACPD improves enforcement against illegal driving that threatens vulnerable road users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    The plan isn't worth the paper/electrons it is printed on until ACPD improves enforcement against illegal driving that threatens vulnerable road users.
    Today's fatality in DC gives this even more resonance. https://dcist.com/story/19/04/19/cyc...-in-northeast/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    The plan isn't worth the paper/electrons it is printed on until ACPD improves enforcement against illegal driving that threatens vulnerable road users.
    Today's fatality in DC gives this even more resonance. https://dcist.com/story/19/04/19/cyc...-in-northeast/
    This.

    Infrastructure changes might lead to a few improvements at the margins, but we will not significantly curtail fatality and injury rates until we create a cultural/legal environment where even the least conscientious people fear the consequences they would face for negligent driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoot View Post
    This.

    Infrastructure changes might lead to a few improvements at the margins, but we will not significantly curtail fatality and injury rates until we create a cultural/legal environment where even the least conscientious people fear the consequences they would face for negligent driving.
    Agree. But how do we get there? I see this as a step (a fairly important one, but just one) in the process of getting the police and prosecutors to really care, which is how you get real enforcement.

    BTW, on prosecutors: https://ggwash.org/view/71706/which-...-think-is-best

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Agree. But how do we get there? I see this as a step (a fairly important one, but just one) in the process of getting the police and prosecutors to really care, which is how you get real enforcement.

    BTW, on prosecutors: https://ggwash.org/view/71706/which-...-think-is-best
    How long are we going to stay at this "step"? The fixation with just building bicycle-specific infrastructure is like responding to burglaries by only buying people bigger locks and stronger doors.

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