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by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

In NoMa, there’s a bike lane on M St. NE with dividers, which are constantly smashed and bent. I realized a few days ago that the culprit was the Harris Teeter truck, which runs over all the bike-lane dividers so that it can turn into the garage down the street. This practice is a total travesty, as it makes biking in the city more dangerous and intentionally damages public property.

Thought you might be interested in posting to encourage Harris Teeter to fix its practices.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

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Mark passes on from the MBT listserv:

“This morning at 8:45 a man was exposing himself while standing in the middle of the trail, between NY Ave. & R St. NE. I saw something similar about a month ago, but it was not so obvious, so I didn’t report it. I called police this morning after I got to work. Please report to police if you see this behavior — if it is the same person he seems to be getting more bold.”

From an email:

“There is a black male, about 5’8”, wearing a light blue sky denim jacket and pants, jerking off in public on the NoMa metro platform. The WMATA police have been notified. According to a nice man I was with, he is around the area often. Please stay alert. I was sitting on one of the benches as he did this in my peripheral.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo by @riotpedestrian

“Dear PoPville,

I’m organizing a Ride of Silence for Jeff Long, the cyclist who was killed by a motorist on M St Saturday. It’s Thursday at 5:15 – meet at 15th & M, then ride down the cycltrack to the site of the crash.”

From the Facebook event page:

“Jeffery Hammond Long was killed Saturday by a driver making a right turn across the bike lane on the 2100 block of M Street NW on Saturday. He was the second cyclist. after Malik Habib, in so many weeks to be killed by a driver in DC. Please join us for a ride in his memory.

Please wear white (like a ghost bike).

Meet: In front of Peet’s Coffee at 1156 15th St NW
Wheels up: 5:30

Route: Take M St West. Stop at the intersection of M & NH for a moment of silence.

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by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2018 at 10:40 am 0

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“Dear PoPville,

On July 4th approx 7:45pm I was involved in a hit and run accident at Grant Circle in Petworth. I was riding my bike in the bike lane at the circle however a green Jeep with DC plates sped up and cut me off and hit me with his right rear part of his car. I was thrown off my bike and I injured my hands and knees and my bike was severely damaged. The driver saw the accident and quickly drove away. I’m looking for any witness who would like to help and testify. The police arrived at the scene and recorded the case. Currently investigation is pending. I can be reached at [email protected] and 202-858-8613 (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm 0

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From MPD:

“Earlier this evening, at approximately 6:55pm, members of the Third District responded to the area of 6th and N Streets NW in response to a call for a shooting. Once on scene, the officers located an adult male who had sustained non life-threatening gunshot wounds to the lower extremities. The individual was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Shawn reported:

“Shots fired in #shawdc 7th & O as I walked by. One bike rider was hit. He was shot in the leg and literally fell off his bike in front of me. Scary shit. Locals immediately called 911 and they were on site in 30 seconds!”

MPD initially reported:

“Alert: Confirmed Shooting at 1855 hrs in the 1200 block of 7th Street, NW. Lookout for B/M, wearing black shirt, long dreads on a bicycle.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

Had a very close call today almost being hit by a car. As you can see in the video, he drove around a person at a stop sign and almost hit me on my bike. My question is whether or not there is anyway for the police to ticket/charge him? I didn’t actually get hit, but from the video he was clearly driving recklessly. It’s only a matter of time before he kills someone driving like that. I have his license plate and high definition photos of his face. I called the police but they didn’t seem to care. Is it worth going to a station, or is it a lost cause?

Thanks for any advice, GO CAPS!”

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

This question has been bothering my husband and I for weeks. While I know many are not fans of the dockless bike systems (limebike, ofo, etc) we both were. We don’t have space to store bikes and we loved being able to pick them up anywhere around our house in Dupont and drop them anywhere. So now the question, where have they all gone? It feels as if they have all been replaced by scooters but we are not in the market to be “scootbros”. We just want to be able to grab bikes at random around the city again, it felt like such a tease. Do you by chance know what happened with them? Is it just me or are they all being replaced by scooters?

Thanks for any information you can share with a former casual biker.”

You are right!! I can’t find it, (can anyone? Textdoc?), I saw a tweet a while ago saying that since the number of bikes and scooters are limited during DDOT’s Dockless Bikeshare Demonstration Period, that Lime decided to add more scooters since they were so popular. Since they added more scooters they had to reduce the number of bikes. Have others noticed a scarcity of the dockless bikes? What about the other companies?

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Someone stole my cherished cargo bike (Workcycles Kr8) from our garage behind Lanier Pl in Adams Morgan the night of Thursday, May 24. As you can see in the picture, it’s a funny looking wheelbarrow-bike hybrid version of the family van, so I’m hoping someone in the community will see it and alert me (202-556-0665) or the police. I do have Tiles on both the bike and the keys, and got an alert Sunday night that the one for my keys was spotted in DuPont, but by the time we got there, it was gone.

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by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thank you to everyone that wrote in with recommendations, $ donation offers, bike donations and beyond to help me find a bike for an amazing young man in need. A huge THANK YOU to Gerald Stevens on donating his bike and even doing a special delivery to me in DC during a road closure Saturday.

Here is Justin in all of his glory on his “new” bike about to make a delivery. He was speechless, beyond grateful and promised that he will make sure to pay it forward. If you see him cruising around the city, say what’s up!

Remember DC – we can make a difference… no matter how small!”

Ed. Note: And a huge thanks to Melissa for making this all happen!!


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