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Funny how the reverse is never true. That is, "Just picture a mom after she's dropped off her kids and four bags of groceries, trying to figure out what she's going to do with the giant SUV, especially when the weather is perfect."

Or how she will fit exercise into her busy day.

Guess it's time to stop biking to Alexandria to spend money.

The situation is analogous to the one I am facing, with the CCT iced over I am driving to work. A lot of my colleagues would rather not be adding to traffic, but there is no safe route.

It's always a false choice. That promoting bike use means banning car use. No one is saying that. For the majority of the daily trips where you are carrying very little, biking is an option. Not a requirement. And it ought to go without saying that if you need to use a car becuase you have a lot to carry, you can. And the roads will be less crowded with cars, and there will be plenty of parking (because cyclists don't need car spaces).

I hadn't tried the CCT, since I was pretty sure the annual Dalecarlia Reservoir ice mound would be there.

So I biked on the roads instead, and was treated to the wonderful experience of biking completely legally in my lane while a driver illegally talking on a cell phone illegally kept honking his horn at me.

I swear, if I see one more "all bikers run red lights" post, I'm going all post-al on them.

Picked up dinner last night from the Takoma Park food trucks on my bike and rode it home. Well, I rode the bike home, not the food.

Bicycle die in protest on King Street.

So I biked on the roads instead, and was treated to the wonderful experience of biking completely legally in my lane while a driver illegally talking on a cell phone illegally kept honking his horn at me.

It has nothing to do with scofflaw-ism and everything to do with your existence.

Just picture a mom picking up her three kids and four bags of groceries and trying to figure out how to safely attach all to her bike, especially in the rain.
Well, yes, I can picture this, because I've done it many times. In Eckington DC in case you were wondering.
But can't at the moment because somebody stole my Xtracycle, AND my oldest daughter's Opus Rambler on Friday. ARGH ARGH ARGH.

I was on that streach for 3 round trips last week (twice on weeknights between 7 and 8:30pm and once on Saturday 9pm and midnight).

Never once more than 5 cars parked there, usually 3 and once only two. A truck is clearly warehoused there, and probably is in violation of the 72-hour rule or whatever it is (even with RPP you can't leave a car in a space for more than a certain amount of time).


And just generally, these people are *so* out of touch with reality and *so* entitled I honestly am taken aback. I also wonder if the writer of this particular letter to the editor is the same woman who dramatically entoned at the November meeting "think of whose blood will be on your hands" while objecting to a BIKE LANE and clutching her baby. It sort of sounds like her.

The Transportation and Enviro Services Dept of the City of Alexandria has decided to proceed with the bike lanes (modified to retain a few parking spaces at the top of the hill).

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