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Thread: Cyclist struck at Massachusetts Ave & E St NW (Union Station, DC), 6/28/2019

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    Default Cyclist struck at Massachusetts Ave & E St NW (Union Station, DC), 6/28/2019

    I came upon the aftermath of a cyclist having been struck here this morning sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.. The police were taking a report. Cyclist was on a bikeshare bike and the front wheel appeared to be bent.

    According to witnesses, the cyclist was crossing when he did not have the light and a driver hit him. He bounced off of the car and readily admitted that he was at fault. He (again according to witnesses) declined an ambulance.

    I'll just add that I haven't completely figured out that light timing there, but it is wonky. Everyone generally crosses against the light because traffic is clear.

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    Glad it wasn't worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by elbows View Post
    I'll just add that I haven't completely figured out that light timing there, but it is wonky. Everyone generally crosses against the light because traffic is clear.
    Yeah - many people cross at 1st against the light taking advantage of the gap when traffic on Mass Ave/Columbus Circle stops but before the traffic from the "Columbus Monument Drive" (aka the pickup/dropoff lanes at Union Station) gets into the intersection during its green phase. That whole intersection is one of those where I can totally understand what a traffic engineer was thinking when designing the light phases on paper the way they did...but in practice it's just a giant mess.

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