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Bike lanes a sore spot for cyclists, motorists

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One source of contention -- and site of crashes -- between bicyclists and drivers is Capitol Hill's bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, which run down the center of the road. Bicyclists say drivers are making illegal U-turns in front of the bike lanes, leaving fast-moving bikes no option but to try to screech to a halt or ram into the cars. "We know the U-turns are leading to crashes...

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