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    Washington Blvd Trail Phase 2 is now appearing in Google Maps and being used for routing.

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    A clever idea from Dan Storck FFX county supervisor

    https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019...UYs83ZvMdtmaHo

    Note it would NOT mean a new MVT entrance in FFX - it would connect via that long bridge side path that runs from Rte 1 in the County to Washington Street in the City.

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    I am pleased as punch about the new SB bike lane on 7th Street SW, from Eye Street to Maine. I had heard years ago that something like this was coming with the new development (the building at the corner of 7th and Eye, not the Wharf) but when that building was finished and I saw only a sharrows NB on 7th, I guessed DDOT had given up. The new lane is actually striped (with dashes) through the 7th and Eye intersection from the Eye Street WB lane, which is not a treatment I recall seeing around here. It was always an awkward semi-vehicular left, and one of the pain points remaining on my commute.

    And a little bird tells me that a NB lane will be appearing soon on the same block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    I am pleased as punch about the new SB bike lane on 7th Street SW, from Eye Street to Maine. I had heard years ago that something like this was coming with the new development (the building at the corner of 7th and Eye, not the Wharf) but when that building was finished and I saw only a sharrows NB on 7th, I guessed DDOT had given up. The new lane is actually striped (with dashes) through the 7th and Eye intersection from the Eye Street WB lane, which is not a treatment I recall seeing around here. It was always an awkward semi-vehicular left, and one of the pain points remaining on my commute.

    And a little bird tells me that a NB lane will be appearing soon on the same block.
    "Pleased as punch"? You must remember Hubert Humphrey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    "Pleased as punch"? You must remember Hubert Humphrey...
    I try to be the "happy warrior" of bike advocacy. Though there is a lot in the way of that. Sigh. Nextdoor. Sigh.

    Anyway, the NB lane on 7th from Maine to Eye SW is now done, and looking good.

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    New contraflow bike lanes have been added to 8th Street NW between Aspen St. and Juniper St./Eastern Ave. This street parallels Georgia Avenue and to discourage through traffic, the street is one-way northbound from Elder St. to Juniper St. and one-way southbound from Elder St. to Aspen St. There had been signs posted at some (but not all) of the intersections indicating that contraflow biking was allowed, but the new lane markings have been added in the last few weeks.

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    Okay haven't posted to this thread much lately - situation in Alexandria too all around frustrating, and don't want to take away from the rightful anger of my DC advocate friends about the pace of change in DC

    But - I had the opportunity to ride the new PBLs near Audi Field the other day, and came away suitably impressed, especially with the one on 2nd Street SW. Real protection, no loss of visibility, and even what looked like a floating bus stop. The advantage of doing something in a "from scratch" neighborhood with no NIMBY's.

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