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    Default Watch out for the streetcar tracks!

    I know three people who have taken nasty tumbles due to the new streetcar tracks.

    There are signs that say "bicyclists, watch out for streetcar tracks" but apparently I am not the only person to read it and think "streetcar TRACKS? They must mean the streetcars themselves..." and then bite the dust while mulling that over.

    I wish DOT would add a little stick figure illustration of a biker getting stuck in the divot to drive home the point. Or maybe I (and two friends) are just a bit dim?

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    I took a spill on a rainy day on H St a few years ago fully aware of the tracks and the increased risk of falling. I was even trying to be as careful as possible, but still went down. They certainly can be a hazard for cyclists...

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    H-Street has signs warning cyclists. They also installed counterflow lanes on G and I streets to make it easier to ride one block on either side of H.

    Still gotta be careful, but they're trying to make things work a little more smoothly.

    Pete




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    Having enjoyed a trip to the hospital after interacting with a rail track embedded in cobblestones ( best of both worlds ) I'd suggest a small signage add after seeing Dirt's most ambassador-ish post. Having biked around and along H St NE a number of times I'm still surprised learning of the contraflow lanes a block away. Appending a sign about those lanes to the caution signs might save some pain and suffering or at least some embarrassment going forward.
    Last edited by Riley Casey; 04-21-2014 at 04:33 PM. Reason: F u spell check

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley Casey View Post
    Having enjoyed a trip to the hospital after interacting with a rail track embedded in cobblestones ( best of both worlds ) I'd suggest a small signage add after seeing Dirt's most ambassador-ish post. Having biked around and along H St NE a number of times I'm still surprised learning of the contraflow lanes a block away. Appending a sign about those lanes to the caution signs might save some pain and suffering or at least some embarrassment going forward.
    I agree. I figure they could use the green "Bike Route" signs with something saying "G/I Street" to help guide cyclists to those streets.

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