Not much for Dr. Bikelock to weigh in on here.
"D.C. needs to coordinate its road closures and publicize them more. It took me an hour to try to get over near Meridian Hill Park and I gave up and returned to my friend's at 9:15 am. Missed an opportunity to meet my friends visiting from China."
Dr. Bikelock: Yes. It would be great if DDOT had some way to inform people about these kinds of events. Some people got burned on WAGBRAD by bridge closures related to the Army 10 miler. I guess more could be done, but I just assume that if I need to be someplace on a weekend morning that there will be roads closed some place.
The other comment was this:
"Good afternoon Good Dr. I am a semi-regular bike commuter, riding 2-3 days a week from Kemp Mill to White Flint. This is a thank you to the drivers who treat us with courtesy. I try my best to follow the rules of the road. I do not run red lights. I stay as far to the right as safe. I try to remember to signal all my turns. And I will readily admit that I am not 100% perfect. So Thank You to the drivers who give me 3' of space when they pass. Thank you to the drivers who follow the standard rules at 3 and 4 way stops so I don't have to guess when it is safe to go. Thank you to the drivers who let me move to the left when I signal that I will be making a left turn at the next intersection. All of us thank you."
Dr. Bikelock: Agreed. Safe, courteous drivers are awesome.
Dr. Gridlock: Thanks, and I'm sorry that so often these forums involve travelers separating themselves into categories and criticizing the behavior of other categories of travelers.