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  1. From what you describe, it sounds like the...

    From what you describe, it sounds like the pedestrian had the right-of-way and you were in the wrong. Not sure why you would think otherwise. That said, you were assaulted and your property damaged,...
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    The county plans to renovate the pond (again) and...

    The county plans to renovate the pond (again) and if the beavers aren't gone by then, they have to be killed - state law doesn't allow relocation. So this is a good thing for your spirit animal. They...
  3. Here it is. January 15, 2019 New Leading...

    Here it is.

    January 15, 2019
    New Leading Pedestrian Intervals Installed as Part of Vision Zero Initiative

    In order to increase traffic safety, City of Alexandria staff recently installed 17...
  4. That's state law. It applies to all...

    That's state law. It applies to all jurisdictions, except where it has specifically added signs forbidding bikes on a specific sidewalk.
  5. Ah, I get your point now. It's possible that...

    Ah, I get your point now.

    It's possible that the traffic engineers know something you don't, or that they're being overzealous.
  6. Not sure what you mean, but a double yellow most...

    Not sure what you mean, but a double yellow most definitely provides useful information. It says that if you begin to pass another vehicle across it, you will probably not have enough visibility to...
  7. Wait, slow down - where does 14 feet come from?

    Wait, slow down - where does 14 feet come from?
  8. That's actually the law that was amended. The...

    That's actually the law that was amended. The last sentence, "Persons riding two abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, shall move into a single file formation as...
  9. New question - Virginia law still requires a...

    New question - Virginia law still requires a single rider to stay to the right unless necessary for, say turning left, or when it is unsafe not to take the lane. That would still apply, I think. Only...
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    I will never forget the strange feeling of...

    I will never forget the strange feeling of climbing a somewhat steep hill and being passed by a jogger.
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    Sorry, I should have explained. The speed limit...

    Sorry, I should have explained. The speed limit (20 mph) that applies to e-bikes, not to the trail.
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    Verbal abuse complaint on Custis Trail

    A neighbor asked me to post that he was riding an eBike on the Custis Trail today and was yelled at by a cyclist in an intimidating manner. Apparently it was about hin using an eBike on the trail,...
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    Hmm. If it's legal, what's he protesting?

    Hmm. If it's legal, what's he protesting?
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    FYI Virtual social distancing group ride

    https://bikesandbeers.com/social-distancing-virtual-ride/

    In support of local breweries and virus relief.
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    You picked the wrong guy today. Me passing a...

    You picked the wrong guy today.

    Me passing a pedestrian on a sidewalk.

    Pedestrian: (politely moves over, but then tells me) "Bikes aren't allowed on sidewalks."

    Me: "Yes, they are. I've...
  16. Isn't the thread title the summary?

    Isn't the thread title the summary?
  17. Bill to ban vehicle passing another stopped at crosswalk

    This is cool - there's a bill moving in the General Assembly that would forbid passing a car that is stopped at a crosswalk to allow someone to cross. I see that dangerous situation often. The only...
  18. Sticky: I was going to make a joke, but I don't think...

    I was going to make a joke, but I don't think this is an appropriate time to be humerus.
  19. It's not the journalist's fault.

    It's not the journalist's fault.
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    How about "degloving?" That's pretty good...

    How about "degloving?" That's pretty good wording, doncha think?
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    Don't freak out at the headline

    So you don't get that deep feeling of dread in your gut when you read this, I'll provide this quote first:

    "Remarkably, the teenager was discharged from the hospital the following day with a...
  22. They're finally catching up with me. From my post...

    They're finally catching up with me. From my post in 2012:

    "Minneapolis has some of the same street trends DC has. There are pedicabs. There are food trucks. There are bike lanes and trails. There...
  23. Yes, exactly. Also known as reductio ad absurdum....

    Yes, exactly. Also known as reductio ad absurdum.

    https://www.iep.utm.edu/reductio/
  24. If that's a problem, then most of the threads...

    If that's a problem, then most of the threads here qualify. It's just a discussion where people come to understanding what the other means. Anyway, here's a great opportunity to end it.
  25. I'd say it depends on where they are, if they are...

    I'd say it depends on where they are, if they are moving, what direction they are moving relative to you, etc. Just as a bike is required to have reflectors, etc. to have a reasonably minimum level...
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