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    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    This society sure does spend a lot of money protecting drivers who drive off the road from themselves, doesn't it?
    We do. And have since a road safety awakening started in the 1950's. Aren't you glad?

    But irresponsible drivers who don't give a damn are their own slice of the safety issue. There are two threads rolling regarding Columbia Pike in Arlington that cut straight to this issue. How do you *recode the cultural software* so that this reckless behavior is no longer acceptable or *cool*?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    We do. And have since a road safety awakening started in the 1950's. Aren't you glad?
    I'd be glad if a similar amount of money were spent protecting people not in cars from drivers who drive off the road. As it stands, no, I'm not glad about the unequal allocation of limited resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    We do. And have since a road safety awakening started in the 1950's. Aren't you glad?

    But irresponsible drivers who don't give a damn are their own slice of the safety issue. There are two threads rolling regarding Columbia Pike in Arlington that cut straight to this issue. How do you *recode the cultural software* so that this reckless behavior is no longer acceptable or *cool*?
    I would be more okay with protecting irresponsible drivers from themselves if I didn't regularly hear "We don't need complete streets on road X, because most of the peds hit there were jaywalking" or "we shouldn't add accommodations for cyclists because they endanger themselves by doing Y"

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    DDOT is unveiling plans for an interim safety improvement to Florida Ave at a meeting tomorrow night. Construction to begin late summer.

    Meeting details:
    When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Where: New Samaritan Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall; 1100 Florida Avenue NE

    I’ll be there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    DDOT is unveiling plans for an interim safety improvement to Florida Ave at a meeting tomorrow night. Construction to begin late summer.

    Meeting details:
    When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Where: New Samaritan Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall; 1100 Florida Avenue NE

    I’ll be there.
    I'll be there as well. And, after the meeting, some people are planning on convening at Red Bear Brewing (next to the REI at 2nd and M NE by the NoMa metro). See https://www.facebook.com/events/2328229517440503/

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    DDOT proposed a protected cycletrack and protected bike lanes on Florida last night as an interim safety project.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    DDOT proposed a protected cycletrack and protected bike lanes on Florida last night as an interim safety project.
    All of the meeting materials should be posted online later today, but in the interim, here's the handout summarizing the plans in case anyone's interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    All of the meeting materials should be posted online later today, but in the interim, here's the handout summarizing the plans in case anyone's interested.

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    Project materials are now online at https://ddot.dc.gov/page/florida-ave...tation-project

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    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...513104431.html

    Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of DC Bike Safety Advocate

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...513104431.html

    Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Death of DC Bike Safety Advocate
    I’m not sure “Like”-ing this post is the right “emotion” but the pleading guilty to manslaughter is something. Won’t bring Dave back but still some small offering at justice.


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