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    One of those shiny new bldgs at 7th and Maine will be occupied with about 600 people come Monday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Hopefully they don't allow the new painting to fade. It also would be nice if they fixed all of the potholes near the northwest end of Phase 1.
    It's faded a lot in about two weeks. The painting in the section in front of Phase 2 doesn't have this problem. They probably used a different material for the pavement.

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    Default National study offers new bike count models

    [Not specific to our area, but this might be of interest.]

    National study offers new bike count models: Combining traditional counters and emerging GPS data

    Date: July 15, 2022
    Source: Portland State University
    Summary:
    To ensure bicyclists' needs are considered when improving a transportation system, planners and engineers need to know how many people are biking, and where. Traditional bike counters provide data for limited sections of the bike network, often these counters are installed at important locations like trails or bridges. While limited in location, they count everyone who bikes through. Meanwhile, GPS & mobile data cover the entire transportation network, but that data only represents those travelers who are using smartphones or GPS. Combining the traditional location-based data sources with this new, crowdsourced data offer better accuracy than any could provide alone.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0715085010.htm

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    Default Bridge over 495 at Tysons/Old Meadow Road

    There will be a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge over 495 at Tysons.
    It is not opened yet, but there is progress on the (closed) trail. It is expected to be finished this fall according to a FFXNow post.

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    View from Tysons mall, near AMC and BN

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    View of bridge still needing railings
    Last edited by bikesnick; 08-28-2022 at 12:05 PM. Reason: added views from Tysons mall side

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    There will be a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge over 495 at Tysons.
    It is not opened yet, but there is progress on the (closed) trail. It is expected to be finished this fall according to a FFXNow post.
    ...
    While it is a nice idea to provide a bike/ped alternative to dodging the slingshot ramps of the Rte. 7-Beltway interchange to get to the Tysons mall, the east end of the bridge is not particularly convenient. All the cross streets between Magarity Rd. and Old Meadow Rd. until Anderson/Dartford/Mitre complex/Chain Bridge Rd. are claimed as private roads by the apartment/condo complexes in the area. I guess it's easy enough to ride through their gates, but it's also technically trespassing.

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