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Thread: Cyclist struck on Columbia Pike at Arlington Mill (Arlington), 5/4/2019

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    Default Cyclist struck on Columbia Pike at Arlington Mill (Arlington), 5/4/2019

    Saw this on a neighborhood group. I know nothing more.

    "On Saturday we saw a young person who had been on a bike and was hit by a car on Columbia Pike at Arlington Mill (many people taking care of him and calling 911). There's so much road rage and people in a hurry to get places and not enough drivers looking around + pedestrians taking risks and crossing against lights. As more apartments are built on the Pike and the huge addition to The Wellington it will just get worse."

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    I hope this youngster is not permanently injured. I live in Arlington Mill and the intersection at Columbia Pike and Dinwiddie/Columbus is terrible no matter what form of transportation that you're using. I see or experience a pedestrian near miss multiple times a week.

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    Here's another incident at the same intersection (pedestrian, not cyclist).

    https://www.arlnow.com/2019/06/12/br...columbia-pike/

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows View Post
    Here's another incident at the same intersection (pedestrian, not cyclist).

    https://www.arlnow.com/2019/06/12/br...columbia-pike/
    Arlnow are reporting the pedestrian was killed

    https://www.arlnow.com/2019/06/17/po...hes-last-week/

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    Is another Bike The Pike Protest Ride in order? (Wishing we didn't have to do this again, but knowing better... )

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    Judd, I'm going to throw this li'l stink bomb into the conversation, borrowed from the Columbia Pike @ Washington Blvd Crossing thread.

    Because we need to.

    "I will raise the ante further- in light of all this, *and* further issues west on the Pike, including *another* pedestrian fatality, this time at Four Mile Run, I will call for a reduction of the speed limit on Columbia Pike through Arlington to 25 mph. Here's why- the right of way width was locked in place long ago, first by older buildings in the central section between George Mason and Courthouse Rd, then by all the new construction, built to the street. The rise of these mixed use buildings means more residents, higher density, more pedestrian and bike traffic in a limited space, all added to this major auto/bus commuter route.

    "If they say, "it can't be done", offer them East and West Broad St, Falls Church. Where Falls Church has made 25 work on a four lane street for decades now, ever since the Falls Church Police ran Volvo 244's provided by Don Beyer. "
    Last edited by Starduster; 06-18-2019 at 06:23 PM.

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