11th Street is a known cyclists’ highway, with hundreds of cyclists heading south in the mornings. The place where 11th street meets Vermont Ave is a T-intersection, meaning that southbound traffic coming from Vermont Ave must turn either left or right onto 11th street. This seems to give 11th street cyclists the impression that the traffic light at this intersection can be ignored. When Vermont Ave traffic has a green light, meaning 11th street traffic has a red light, cyclists traveling south on 11th will blow right through their red light, into the intersection while cars and cyclists are trying to merge from Vermont. Almost never do they bother to slow down or even glance over to see if cars (or cyclists!) are coming before running the red light. Read More
Multiple readers reported around 5pm yesterday (Wednesday):
“H street closed. Cyclist being strapped into gurney *right* in front of the H street ghost bike. Report is she hit the tram tracks, went over the handlebars, and was subsequently struck by a car. Driver fled. some signs of movement but blood everywhere. Head injuries. Helmet crushed. clearly not good, and on way to hospital. Really Not good. Heart goes out.”
When we spoke about this @PoPville on twitter right after it happened many obviously wished the victim well and also urged a warning like Simon: Read More
Jay sends the above from SW: “Almost got run over by a biker when clearly there was no reason to be on a sidewalk.”
And Frank sends the shot below from Georgetown: “A contender for the Jack Evans Park Anywhere Award.” Read More
Photo by Anthony Bravo
Thanks to Anthony for sending: “M St NE cycle track in NoMa getting a little extra protection today.”
Photo by Adam Hlava
Thanks to Adam for solving the Union Station Without Remorse filming query: “Confirmed Michael B. Jordan filming at Union Station now”
And now, sadly, the bad and the ugly: Read More
This triple trike was stolen from my backyard in Shaw. I don’t think they could have gotten very far cause the chain was rusted, and I had just taken it outside so I could tune it up. It’s pretty easy to spot, I feel like your readers will know where it is. It was meant to be our main mode of transportation for the 4 of us in the spring (I was also just about to add the baby seat that I bought for it).”
Ed. Note: Please email any sightings to [email protected] and I’ll pass on to OP. Thanks.
1412 Q Street, NW via The Bike Rack
Scuttlebutt confirmed!! From Conte’s Bike Shop:
“We are proud to announce the opening of our 14th location off 14th Street NW in Washington, DC. The shop will likely look familiar to many in the #BikeDC world, and for good reason: for the past 13 years, this space housed our friends @bikerackdc. The Logan Circle community of cyclists is among the most vibrant, active, and passionate we’ve ever encountered, and we are excited to get to know you and your bikes as we get settled in our new home.
We hope you’ll come by and say hello in the coming days, we’d love to introduce ourselves – although we would imagine you will recognize many of the faces you’ll see.” Read More
Ed. Note: This sign is from Rollin Cycles, which is down the block on 14th and is excellent, and still very much open.
1412 Q Street, NW via The Bike Rack
What the hell is happening?!?! Ugh. Thanks to Jeff and Sarah for the heads up. The Bike Rack posts on their Facebook:
“After 13 amazing years Bike Rack is shutting it’s doors today.
Thank you everyone that has stepped foot in our store. Thank you everyone that has come on any of our rides. Thank you every single customer we have ever had. And thank you to all of our employees past end present for making the Bike Rack what it is. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
Hi! My sad commuter bicycle really needs a tune up. I tried to replace the brakes myself over a year ago … got frustrated, gave up, and haven’t touched it since.
Do any fellow popville readers have any suggestions or favorite shops in DC?”
Ed. Note: With the recent closure of District Hardware and Bike as well as the The Bike Rack’s Brookland location and BicycleSpace in Adams Morgan and on K Street this will be a good thread for future reference/queries. Personally I have had great service at Conte’s Bike Shop at 3410 Wisconsin Ave, NW.