The street signs are not subtle, and neither are the words regarding possible bike lanes in Alexandria.
"It's the worst place in the world for a bike lane," says Frank Buckley.
Buckley is leading the efforts of homeowners trying to stop the City of Alexandria from putting bike lanes on King Street from just west of the Metro station up the hill to Janney’s Lane.
The story isn't particularly well-reported. Jeff Goldberg never mentions parking and how it will be removed to make more space for the bike lane; which is quite an oversight since this is the main reason that residents are oppossed to the bike lane. Instead he focuses on their stated concerns about safety. Doesn't he think it's odd that the only people who think it will be more dangerous are the people who live on that street?
He includes a woman saying that she would never let her kids ride on King Street. You know what, neither would I (of course the twins are only 15 months old), but bikes are not just for kids.
The only cyclist he interviews is Anna Pecora an employee of a bike shop (I see this all the time in local news, the bike shop employee interview. It strikes me as lazy) who does a pretty good job with it, but I would have liked to see him get someone from the Alexandria BAC or WABA to talk about it.
Anyway, the story doesn't do a good job of presenting the issues or each side's take on them. It might actually misinform more than it informs.