9.16.2019

what percentage of DC drivers are Handicapped?

It seems that everybody and their brother has a handicap badge hanging from their rear view mirror...

it seems to me that this system needs a push of the reset button...

there is no way that all of these cars have a driver or a passenger with a handicap that need to take the handicap space

if a non-handicap person occupies the handicap space... then that space is not available for those that are actually handicapped

Take away the Blue Rear View Mirror Card... change the color and demand that people re-apply for the handicap pass
have a short education attached to the process so that people can understand what the pass is for and the negative consequences of using that pass when not needed

Hazard Lights... I do not think they mean what you think they mean

everyday cars are parked illegally with their hazards on...

what do the drivers think this means?

ticket these cars...
tow these cars...
penalize this behavior so it stops

why do we accept the unacceptable?

a new ticket system of nominal ticket fees... then a suspension of driving privilege if the driver got an excess of these nominal tickets

the driving style of the average DC driver during the commute times is selfish and short sighted

the percentage of drivers talking or texting while drive is absurd
the world around these drivers is at risk
bicyclist and pedestrians go unseen by the distracted driver

I am surprised there are not more fatalities with drivers driving as they do

blocking the box...

double parking...

cell phone use while driving...

if there were DC officials... they would not need to be police...
these hired\paid officials would issue traffic tickets

tickets for minor offenses
with a low fee... maybe 5 dollars... 5 dollars then doubled if not paid
then...
if the driver were to get 5 of these tickets in a certain period... then their license would be suspended

driving is not a right it is a privilege

may people are abusing this privilege
if we were to remove the scoff law drivers fro the streets... we would have better flow to traffic and safer streets

Safer Streets... a simple concept... have professional drivers drive in a professional manner or lose their right to drive as professionals

the violations on the streets of DC are created by the same drivers every day in the same way...

so many of these drivers are professional drivers
if we could "curb" the double parking
if we could reduce the parking in the bike lane

why do we accept this unacceptable behavior

Fed Ex and UPS have a delivery strategy
but really... I do not think that we should accept the unacceptable
why do we allow them to drive and park the way that they do
would you rather have less traffic and safer streets or your package delivered in 24 hours?

that is a rhetorical question
do not answer that

Delivery Drivers... not just Fed Ex and UPS have a tenancy to double park or park in the bike lane even if there is an open space along side the curb

Why does our system enable this behavior?

If there is an excess of daily deliveries to a certain area then maybe there needs to be a DELIVERY ZONE

when I lived in Mount Pleasant I suggested this to DDOT
and the DDOT representative was dumbfounded.... "a delivery zone in a residential neighborhood?"
yes... and why not?
get the delivery truck out of the road


that is a simple concept
if we could just REDUCE the DOUBLE PARKING and the PARKING IN THE BIKE LANE
well.. reduction would be a start

Porch Pirates... don't support the Porch Pirate

as a rule I try to steer away from grey market deals in the park

it is tempting...
a guy selling a 12 dollar bag of Pistachios for a couple of bucks
or worse yet... the guy with bicycle parts
usually new bicycle parts

DC Jump Bike... a dance with the dark side... a bit of a fiasco...

eBikes...
I am not a fan of eBikes
actually...

it is very similar to guns
I have no issue with guns
my issue is with people with guns
the problem is people

I have no issue with eBikes
it is people with eBikes

9.09.2019

is it my understanding the a New Belgium just celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Tour de Fat!?!?!


New Belgium Brewery has brought the party for 20 Years!
Thanks New Belgium

for a few years the New Belgium Family came to visit DC for the DC Incarnation of the Tour de Fat
Tour de Fat





made so many new friends
many friends became better friends
because of the Tour de Fat
New Belgium


WOW!
so many great memories
thanks New Belgium!
TDF