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Jon Orcutt from TransitCenter, a New York City-based urban mobility foundation, recently tweeted a video of a rather stressful bicycle ride on a new bike lane on West 13th Street. Among other obstacles, he encountered two piles of foliage and six vehicles blocking the lane:

To be honest, this isn't so different from my commute. Even when I take routes with bike lanes I frequently dodge ride-hailing cars, delivery trucks, and even piles of shattered glass. Readers: what's your most stressful or challenging ride in the Washington region?

Julie Strupp is Greater Greater Washington's Managing Editor. She's a journalist committed to building inclusive, equitable communities and finding solutions. Previously she's written for DCist, Washingtonian, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and others. You can usually find her sparring with her judo club, pedaling around the city, or chatting with her neighbors on her Columbia Heights stoop.