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Thanks to Andy for passing on the sad news about City Bikes Adams Morgan (2501 Champlain St, NW):

“Noticed they updated their Instagram bio to “permanently closed.” Unfortunate to see, I always had great experiences there.”

On their Facebook page they also post a permanent closure as well as noting “On September 21, 2023, City Bikes filed for Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy.” Read More

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photo by Duluoz Me

“Dear PoPville,

Thursday, Nov 30 around 2:30 in the afternoon I was on my bicycle crossing through the crosswalk that connects the GW Parkway to the Key Bridge when a car accelerated into me, throwing me to the curb and consequently the hospital. In the chaos that followed, I knew there were witnesses, as one had helped call 911 and retrieve my belongings from the roadway, Read More

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Thanks to Joe for sending: “Any idea what this is in the bike lane on Florida Ave NW near the new Whole Foods? It’s on both sides of the street in the bike lanes on Florida Ave NW between the Rhapsody and the Floridian, one block south of the new Whole Foods.”

Update: “It’s a bus island. Allows the bus to stop in the lane instead of pulling to the curb and reduces mixing of buses and bikes.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that killed a man in Northwest DC.

The preliminary investigation revealed that on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at approximately 12:44 a.m., a man was riding a bicycle eastbound in the 1700 block of L Street, Northwest in the bicycle lane. As the bicyclist crossed Connecticut Avenue, Northwest Read More

Thanks to MS for sending:

“On my way home Tuesday night, I saw a car driving south on the Metropolitan Branch trail. It almost hit several cyclists before it reached a bollard just south of NY Ave and reversed back up to Alethia Tanner Park.”

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via DDOT

“Dear PoPville,

Are there different rules for where (in terms of geographic zones, not sidewalk vs traffic lane) one can ride regular versus electric capital bikeshare bikes in the district?

I used to commute daily as a capital bikeshare member, but now that I live in Van Ness, I only use the system on the rare occasion that I feel like chancing my safety on the bike-lane-less CT Ave corridor. This evening I juuuust missed an L2 home after dinner in Adams Morgan, and so I went to the nearest bikeshare station and picked up the only thing available – an e-bike (my first ever ride on one). I then proceeded to stow my phone away safely (notifications silenced) and ride straight up to the docking station across from Bread Furst. I docked the bike with a happy little green light, walked the rest of the way home, and pulled out my phone – which displayed a several-minute-old push notification from the Lyft app that I was “outside the allowed area” (or some such) and needed to return immediately. Read More

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