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The Mt. Rainier cyclist had video proof. That's a big difference from the "he said she said" situations we've talked about recently. Still, good for the Mt. Rainier officer. Thank you.

re: Wells and the South Capitol Street bridge. No one should forget that the original key bridge did not have separate sidewalks. What we now think of bike lanes on Key Bridge were added to the bridge when it was rehabbed in the 70s. Look at the bike lanes from below and you'll see that the lanes cantilever out from the original road deck.

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The Mt. Ranier incident seems like it could have been avoided by waiting for the truck to pass, or taking the full lane. I think staying too close to the curb is what got him in trouble.

Agree with Shawn G that the cyclist would have been safer taking and controlling the lane as there was clearly insufficient room for a vehicle to safely pass.

The driver of the truck should have been issued a $500 fine for violating the 3 foot law as well!!!!!!!!!!

But Tourmobile puts so much into modernizing and upgrading their equipment and facilities. They have cutting-edge 1974 design at their kiosk in West Potomac Park.

The speed limit there is 30mph if you'll believe it

Did you see any sign of anyone obeying that law? :)

Anyway, the speed limit's obviously artificially low: if you dadburned cyclists hadn't been clogging up the bridge, it would have been perfectly safe for everyone to drive at 50 mph.

And at 50 mph, you cyclists would've been suicidal to even attempt riding there.

Funny how the logic rationalizing "natural speed limits" is a perfectly closed system.

I will cry when Lydia DePillis inevitably is snatched away.

Lydia reports on my field often. She regularly researches half the story until she gets to her desired position, stops researching, and then writes a bratty know-it-all article that's not quite the full story.

Her Tourmobile article is good, but it's not a scoop, and I suspect she's missed something. In a town full of lawyers, it can't be as simple as she makes it out to be.

Lydia reports on my field often. She regularly researches half the story until she gets to her desired position, stops researching, and then writes a bratty know-it-all article that's not quite the full story.

You've just described "journalist". ;)

DePillis is generally better than most, though. Love the beat she covers, too.

@Oboe, sadly yes: "journalist." The brat quotient is strong with this one, hmmmm.

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