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Moving in the Flickr pool

Here are our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing the best and worst of the Washington region.

First St NE. Photo by BeyondDC.

Funk Parade, U Street. Photo by pablo.raw.

Pentagon docks. Photo by Brian Allen.

Photo by jbouie.

Photo by Rich Renomeron.

Got a picture that depicts the best or worst of the Washington region? Make sure to join our Flickr pool and submit your own photos!

Aimee Custis is a wonk, communicator, and professional advocate at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Her writing represents her own views, though they're often aligned with her employer's. Weekends, you'll find Aimee at home in Dupont Circle or practicing her other love, wedding photography


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Oh my gosh. That photo of the protected bike lane on First Street looks so fun. Which is the opposite of how I usually feel when I don't have a protected lane.

by Gavin on May 9, 2014 3:42 pm • linkreport

Wonderful, and would be more so if bikes on that stretch were not allowed in the main lanes. Are they?

by Dave on May 10, 2014 6:58 pm • linkreport

It's hard to believe when I see the photo of that bike lane that I'm not looking at a photo of the Netherlands or Denmark. Progress can be wonderful.

by SteveK on May 11, 2014 7:55 pm • linkreport

Yes, unless specifically prohibited by signs or other method, a bicycle may take any (full) lane as needed. In practical reality, and to be courteous to other road users, if you don't need the full lane, to avoid road hazards, are not making a left turn, etc., stay to the right as far as practical, and use the bike lane if there is one. Why expose yourself to traffic unnecessarily by not riding in the general purpose lane(s) if there is a bike lane available?

by DaveG on May 12, 2014 8:40 am • linkreport

I meant why ride in the GP lane(s) if a bike lane is there? Even though bicyclists correctly have that right if need be.

by DaveG on May 12, 2014 8:42 am • linkreport

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