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The anti-sidewalk cycling people are not going to like this.
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March 14, 2012 in Sidewalks | Permalink
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That is a crime against nature, right there.
March 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM
We can talk about the MBT sidewalk route once the Union Station route and the DO NOT ENTER sign settle their squabble.
March 15, 2012 at 06:04 AM
I don't really understand why cyclists are being directed to use the sidewalk here. 2nd street is low-traffic here and runs underneath H Street a few blocks north. The street seems to be a much better option. I guess maybe the reason is that north of H Street a portion of the sidewalk is paved with asphalt as a designated portion of the trail.
But the sidealk between this sign and H Steet has tree boxes and variable surfaces, plus a potential for lots of ped traffic due to the adjacent office buildings. I would still use the road through here.
Purple Eagle |
March 15, 2012 at 08:24 AM
I can hear Mark crying all the way from here.
March 15, 2012 at 09:06 AM
Get off the sidewalk, Wilbur!
(I'll leave it to someone else to tell you to get off the road.)
March 15, 2012 at 09:34 AM
I'll throw in a vote for the sidewalk being OK in this area. Lots of tourists and slow riders and CaBis do fine on that sidewalk -- it's wide enough to share with pedestrians if you take it slow. That said, faster riders should take the lane in my opinion.
March 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Completely agreed with Greenbelt. the sidewalk is extremely wide and there's not a ton of foot traffic. A bigger problem is the signage to get to the MBT entrance. A lot of people end up with their bikes at a staircase on L Street looking very confused.
March 15, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Hey! I ignored that very sign just this weekend!
March 15, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Look, that minivan is wearing a helmet!
March 15, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Yup, about a month ago I tried to find the MBT and wound up at the mysterious L street staircase. I gave up and went back to work. Had to ask fellow cyclists how to get to the cycling entrance.
March 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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