Washington, DC

Thanks to Audrey for sending: “It runs the length of Woodley Place, which is a one-way street on which the traffic changes directions at Woodley Rd. It’s one-way north-bound from Calvert Street to Woodley Rd (shown in the photo) and one-way south-bound from Cathedral Ave to Woodley Rd. The bike lane configurations are different on each segment of the street.” Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I am a busy DC parent who sometimes drives, sometimes bikes to work. I have a friend from college who was killed in DC in 2008 when a truck turned right through a bike lane and crushed her, so I’ve always been very safety-focused regardless of whether I’m on a bike or in a car.

I’m confused about who has the right of way after a car merges into the bike lane to turn right. According to DDOT, if you are a car wanting to turning right across a bike lane, the proper move is to wait for the cyclists to pass and then slowly merge into the bike lane before you turn right.
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Joining the annals of awesome animals hitching rides comes an instant classic. And a corgi no less.

Thanks to Lex for sharing this awesomeness:

“Saw this woman on a bike, with a corgi, in a backpack (!!) near the Georgia Ave metro this morning. I don’t know who she is, but she and her doggo are clearly doing things right. Definitely put a smile on my face first thing in the morning!” Read More

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From an email:

“I represent the family of a recent college grad who was critically injured in a bicycle crash on Sunday, June 23rd at about 11:30 am at the intersection of 11 and U Street, NW. As a result of the crash, he fractured his skull and sustained a traumatic brain injury – and he was just released from Howard Hospital days ago after undergoing a craniotomy and spending significant time in the ICU.

Now that he is finally out of the hospital, his family is trying to identify any witnesses who might have more information about the crash.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to alert the community to something I’ve noticed the past few months. I walk to the Shaw metro each morning and have noticed a growing amount of groups of bikes locked to posts along the way. Mostly at the intersection of Rhode Island Ave and 8th St NW, on both sides of Rhode Island. The bikes are parked at the back of the Shaw library and in front of an Airbnb (Airbnb has it’s own yard and storage areas, so unlikely they’re for their guests). Read More

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via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

My wife was involved in a hit and run (she was on a bike) yesterday in Adams Morgan, Columbia Rd NW and Belmont around 6:00 am. She was crossing in the crosswalk to get to the bike lane and the individual ran her over and and continued to drive away to then hit a cab at the next intersection. She was arrested and thrown in jail. I know you try and bring awareness to pedestrian safety and yesterday our family become a statistic. She’s still in the hospital with lots of stitches and some chipped teeth. All this considered, very lucky.

DC needs to do better.”

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