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    I just returned from visiting several cities in...

    I just returned from visiting several cities in China. There were multiple bikeshare companies competing in each one, both dockless and with docks, and also some city-run bikeshares. They are really...
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    I so feel like trolling them by showing up every...

    I so feel like trolling them by showing up every morning at 8 am at the cemetery gate on my bike, with my family pass.
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    I've got three relatives buried at ANC, and I...

    I've got three relatives buried at ANC, and I don't think that riding a bike through somehow disrespects them. I bike through all the time. No idea why someone would think that those silly tour buses...
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    Update: This morning, as I entered Hatfield Gate...

    Update: This morning, as I entered Hatfield Gate with my non-DOD federal ID, the guard handed me a form and directed me (and some other feds) to the ID office. The ID office issued me a scannable...
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    Update: this evening I attempted to enter through...

    Update: this evening I attempted to enter through Wright Gate, as usual, and was turned away even though I have a federal ID/CAC card. HSPD-12 compliant. The guard attempted to scan it, and it didn't...
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    Update: this evening I attempted to enter...

    Update: this evening I attempted to enter through Wright Gate, as usual, and was turned away even though I have a federal ID/CAC card. HSPD-12 compliant. The guard attempted to scan it, and it...
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    I've been riding through as well with my non-DOD...

    I've been riding through as well with my non-DOD fed ID, on a regular basis. At Hatfield Gate there is now a sign directing bikers to ride through the search lane (but you just have to show your ID...
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    Does anyone know how the sidewalks along Rt 50 in...

    Does anyone know how the sidewalks along Rt 50 in Arlington are near Glebe Rd and George Mason? (by Unitarian Church, etc)
    After big snowfalls, those sidewalks are often covered with 2 feet of snow...
  9. This morning I saw some people on bikes riding...

    This morning I saw some people on bikes riding over the (previously closed) south side sidewalks, but I wasn't able to tell if they were able to go the whole way on the sidewalk or not.
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    Well, this morning (and also later last week)...

    Well, this morning (and also later last week) they told me to ride thru the search lane, where I showed my ID and continued on my way. (instead of dismounting and going to the sidewalk)
    I guess they...
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    I was also told today, at the 2nd Street...

    I was also told today, at the 2nd Street entrance, to walk my bike about 30 feet over to this one spot on a sidewalk after showing my ID. And then I rode on from there. No idea why.
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    Wouldn't it be awesome if NPS said "you know, we...

    Wouldn't it be awesome if NPS said "you know, we don't have the money to repair the bridge to make it safe for heavy traffic, and we won't be getting it any time soon. Let's just close it to motor...
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    Memorial Bridge closure?

    "Emergency partial shutdown of Memorial Bridge"

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dr-gridlock/wp/2015/05/28/emergency-shutdown-load-limits-coming-to-part-of-memorial-bridge/?hpid=z2


    "The...
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    This morning, I was passing through Hatfield gate...

    This morning, I was passing through Hatfield gate with my federal ID, and a non-fed bicyclist was allowed to pass through by showing a drivers' license. The guards did not direct him to apply for the...
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    Saw another bicyclist turned back from the gate...

    Saw another bicyclist turned back from the gate this morning... any updates on the policy? Has Arlington County weighed in yet? Has anyone gotten one of those AIE passes? I would love to be able...
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    This morning, as I passed through Hatfield gate...

    This morning, as I passed through Hatfield gate (2nd St) with my federal ID, I saw another cyclist who had only a drivers' license being turned back. The guard was explaining the process for getting...
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    I think they might shoot me if I start taking...

    I think they might shoot me if I start taking pictures- it is right by the guard booth.
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    I have been going through with my plain old...

    I have been going through with my plain old federal hspd-12 compliant non-DOD id now for the last week, same as I have for years. On Friday afternoon, when I went through Wright gate, there was a...
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    Any updates? I have been wimping out of biking...

    Any updates? I have been wimping out of biking lately due to cold but maybe some of you tougher folks know what is going on. I wouldn't mind going through some registration process to get a pass to...
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    New procedures at Fort Myer?

    New "Enhanced access procedures" at Fort Myer just announced. I can't figure out what any of this means for those of us who ride through. We are going to have to go through criminal background...
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    I am wondering- why do we think that there are a...

    I am wondering- why do we think that there are a lot of drivers who hold negative atttitudes towards cyclists? I ride every day and very rarely encounter a driver who is deliberately rude. In fact,...
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    new trail along Arlington Blvd

    I rode on the new trail along Arlington Blvd from Pershing Drive to Rolfe St this morning. What is the best way to get from the end of the trail to the trails that connect to Memorial Bridge (through...
  23. accident on Colombia Pike in Arlington on Sat- does anyone know what happened?

    We were riding down the 4 Mile Run trail past Colombia Pike on Saturday around noon or so- and we saw that emergency services was attending to a woman who had been on a bike and had been a hit by a...
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    Update: I went through this morning (Monday) by...

    Update: I went through this morning (Monday) by "flashing" my fed ID, as usual. So maybe they either decided not to do the rule change, or the guard this morning wasn't aware, or she just didn't...
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    My impression has been that the only difference...

    My impression has been that the only difference in process for bicyclists with fed ids vs drivers licenses is that, for drivers licenses, they write down all your info on a clipboard. I've never...
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