So whose bright idea was it to locate a CaBi bike rental kiosk at the intersection of 31st & 34th Streets in Fairlington? Everyone who drives eastbound on 31st and hangs a right onto 34th takes that turn a bit tight. Once the county removes the 3 orange cones “protecting” the kiosk its only time before some crazy drunk smashes into the CaBi station and flips over (see story of 26 year old drunk flipping car over on S. Wakefield near Fairlington).
As long as it does not affect dogs, most in Fairlington are cool with its location.
Actually, it’s only a matter of time until the sun explodes, wiping out all life on Earth and eliminating all evidence of the human race’s existence.
However, worrying about it is no way to live.
Unfortunately crazy drunks, aggressive drivers and distracted drivers will run into parked police cars and kill elderly citizens sitting at road-side bus stops (as was the case last week near Silver Spring).
I don’t know about this particular location but in most if not all of the CaBi locations, crews will install white reflective posts around the bike station. If you still have concerns about the station, you could bring it up with BikeArlington and CaBi.
Good Lord, you can’t get through a post without bashing bad drivers. If only drivers were banned completely and the roads were given to all the law-abiding cyclists out there!
Every cyclist in Arlington County is law abiding. I have never seen one blow through a stop sign without stoping.
Every motorist in Arlington County is law abiding. I have never seen one blow through a red light or speed or cut off a pedestrian or change lanes too fast or not use a turn signal or tailgate.
What does “it’s only a matter of time” mean? Naturally, as your time internal gets larger, the odds that your predicted event will actually occur get higher. But I wonder how long that time interval would have to be before the odds hit 1 in 1. 100 years? 200 years?
Unless there is something about the accident history at that particular intersection that I don’t know. Have people crashed into that corner and flipped over before?
It seems like that, for any reasonable planning time frame, the odds that someone would crash into that corner and flip over remain quite long.
Some blurry-eyed mommy will hit the bike rack while driving back from dropping little Ethan (they are all “Aiden” or “Ethan” these days) off at Abingdon one morning. Or some tipsy single thirty something Fairlingtonian will hit in at 2:00 AM.
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