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Old 03-28-2013, 07:29 AM
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Location: Herndon VA
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This is good news. I used to commute that road to work every morning when I still worked in Reston.
I am glad to hear how the bike lanes have helped but I cannot help thinking what happens on the section after Lawyers goes from 2 lanes with turn lane and bike path to just two lanes and no turn lane or bike path? (a fair number of people cycle that way into Reston so I was always looking out for them.
This happens right after a hill (where cops sit waiting to nab speeders going over the sudden lower speed limit the hill before the change)
It doesn't say, but wouldn't there be less traffic if there are only two lanes? It seemed that way to me when commuting, but I could be wrong.
IMHO - just my opinion - one of the main problems with crashes was the twists of the road and the couple of blind spots where cars would turn onto the road which could not easily be seen by motorists as they approached on Lawyers. I believe Steeplechase road was one of those hard to see entrance roads. Lawyers is a very scenic tree lined snake if you are going too fast.
Also there were several wrecks down near St John's Catholic church when there were still two lanes as going around that turn in the right hand lane when slippery seemed to attract a fair amount of cars right into the fire hydrant right off of the road.
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