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Old 04-02-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Default great photos on this thread.

you all posted great pics of DC. thanks for making me homesick
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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This is my son on the bike lane on Pennsylvania Avenue

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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Nice bike lane! I'd be nervous being in the middle like that, but probably is the safest place to be. Would be even better if they put a curb jutting up to separate the cars from weaving into the bike lane. Nice shot though.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Great thread for a great city. (The good parts of) Washington DC is (are) so picturesque. The architecture is lovely.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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We are spending a month there next year & I am so looking forward to visiting. Thanks for the lovely photos.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Nice bike lane! I'd be nervous being in the middle like that, but probably is the safest place to be. Would be even better if they put a curb jutting up to separate the cars from weaving into the bike lane. Nice shot though.
The bike lanes on Penn. Ave (where that shot in #75 was taken) seem to function pretty well. When they were first set up, the problem wasn't so much cars weaving into the bike lanes as bikers who took advantage of the new bike lanes but still didn't think traffic lights applied to them and were used to bobbing and weaving. My sense is that things have improved, although I think the DC Government official who was the main force behind the bike lanes may have moved on (ridden off?) now.

Even so, if you come here this summer, you're likely to see a fair number of people riding the red "Capital Bikeshares" bikes on the streets. There are stations all over the city, and some in Arlington as well.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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The bike lanes on Penn. Ave (where that shot in #75 was taken) seem to function pretty well. When they were first set up, the problem wasn't so much cars weaving into the bike lanes as bikers who took advantage of the new bike lanes but still didn't think traffic lights applied to them and were used to bobbing and weaving. My sense is that things have improved, although I think the DC Government official who was the main force behind the bike lanes may have moved on (ridden off?) now.

Even so, if you come here this summer, you're likely to see a fair number of people riding the red "Capital Bikeshares" bikes on the streets. There are stations all over the city, and some in Arlington as well.
Yeah - another big problem with the Pennsylvania Ave bikelanes when they first opened was they made them excessively wide and took up another lane of traffic. To the city's credit, they quickly admitted it looked better on paper and fixed it (you can still see the old markings) and I think they're a good width now to keep traffic flowing with a big enough buffer to protect the bikes.

As someone who drives, bikes, and walks this city, it's been funny to watch bikers both embrace the new infrastructure for them and slowly realize they now have to play more by the rules because of it.
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