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  1. legal basis of "Use Ped Signal" signs in Alexandria? public outreach?

    I keep seeing new traffic control signs around town with a bike symbol and the words USE PED SIGNAL. This is MUTCD sign R9-5 which "may be used where the crossing of a street by bicyclists is...
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    So... you wanna borrow my soldering iron next?...

    So... you wanna borrow my soldering iron next? ;-)

    [I'm glad to hear it was relatively successful.]
  3. Unless folks offset the reduced lethality per...

    Unless folks offset the reduced lethality per mile by travelling more auto miles. Autonomous cars promise to remove the tedium of driving. Heading to the far side of the District at rush hour? Who...
  4. My IT perspective: sounds like bullshit that I'd...

    My IT perspective: sounds like bullshit that I'd expect from a PR person misrepresenting what you get with some modern-ish software development techniques like test-driven development and machine...
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    I have a T6 tamper-resistant bit (part of a set...

    I have a T6 tamper-resistant bit (part of a set like this) I'd be happy to loan you, along with a bit driver handle if you need that. I'm in Alexandria south of Del Ray, PM me for my address.
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    Best part of this is that the Banjo Brothers bags...

    Best part of this is that the Banjo Brothers bags use closed triangles for the lower "hook" and therefore unlike old-school panniers with "S" lower hooks don't get caught on the cart. Only problem...
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    Thanks for posting. I think I might be more...

    Thanks for posting.

    I think I might be more excited about the notion of riding two abreast than the long awaited Idaho Stop. Sure would be nice for errands with kids if we didn't have to go single...
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    Here's my pizza setup, which I think would work....

    Here's my pizza setup, which I think would work. I cut a coroplast yard sign to large pizza box size (those are medium pies in the bags in the photo) and cut four slits so that I can attach it to my...
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    iOS 14 cycling directions: all hype

    I was excited to install iOS 14 after reading that Apple's maps app now features cycling directions. Topographic profiles and, IIRC, traffic controls are featured.

    But no, not here. Only for NYC,...
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    Minimal tool is some kind of spoke wrench. A bike...

    Minimal tool is some kind of spoke wrench. A bike frame, especially one with rim brakes, is adequate for truing and dishing. Heck, for truing I have often found a frame to be more reliable than...
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    Has there been any talk about building some...

    Has there been any talk about building some protection there? IMO the City has done better the last couple years about keeping this troublesome section clear, but it seems to be an idea place for...
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    If it's a 1971 Schwinn Paramount, surely it has...

    If it's a 1971 Schwinn Paramount, surely it has an Arai drag brake controlled by a friction shift lever, no?

    If not, you could contact the nice folks at Tandems East...
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    +1 on salmon Kool Stops. For years I have bought...

    +1 on salmon Kool Stops. For years I have bought only these for all my rim brake setups, including not just my commuter's cantis but also the V brakes on the longtail that keep me and my passengers...
  14. Good news, bad news. Good news: we should be...

    Good news, bad news.

    Good news: we should be OK for next season.

    Bad news: the world's second most most valuable company just bought the weather data source for BAFS and announced it'll shut...
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    semi-semi-dockless?

    I haven't seen this mentioned elsewhere on the forum, but I have heard that Lyft/Motivate have proposed to the regional jurisdiction owners that the "dockless" model
    - not allow dockless parking...
  16. How do you toggle the map to show open docks...

    How do you toggle the map to show open docks rather than available bikes? Kinda annoying to have to tap on a station to see the open dock count.
    "Scan to ride" -- tells me to "Enable Lyft's camera...
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    That doesn't sound like much. How many are there...

    That doesn't sound like much. How many are there now?

    Alexandria City fairly recently began to admit that traffic enforcement positions are basically budget neutral - they generally generate...
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    Tuesday, you mean. The 11th. Also the City has...

    Tuesday, you mean. The 11th.

    Also the City has a new service request system; here's a more direct link: https://www.alexandriava.gov/request/CNC_GROUP
  19. Yes. You're pretty clearly accusing the deceased...

    Yes. You're pretty clearly accusing the deceased of negligence. For all we know, a large animal sped toward the trail as he approached the bollard. Oh, but maybe you would blame him for not holding...
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    Sticky talks about more heavily weighting the...

    Sticky talks about more heavily weighting the early miles of "each ride", not first miles each day. If I have two five mile rides on one day, is that 2x50 = 100 points, or just 10 mi / 65 points?
  21. “Officials are expected to know if the grant,...

    “Officials are expected to know if the grant, submitted to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), has been approved by June 2020. If it is, the County Board will review the project...
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    Poll: When you say midnight on the 18th, you do mean...

    When you say midnight on the 18th, you do mean one second after 11:59:59 pm on the 17th, right?
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    Site update: fencing is still blocking both sides...

    Site update: fencing is still blocking both sides of the bridge. No ceremony, no access.
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    But is the bridge now accessible? A week ago or...

    But is the bridge now accessible? A week ago or looked like both ends were blocked.

    Side note: about half of the Wayne Anderson Bikeway now has fresh asphalt and no longer goes tha-dump, tha-dump.
  25. "thought leaders" 🙄

    "thought leaders"
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