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It Pays to Complain by Rootchopper
VDOT started messing with the Mount Vernon Trail underneath the beltway. The original, unpaved detour generated numerous complaints from trail users. Eventually VDOT came back and paved the detour.
May 30, 2011 in Mount Vernon Trail (MVT) | Permalink
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Thanks to all of the complainers!
May 31, 2011 at 09:32 AM
Not to be a negative person, but though it is paved, it's quite possibly the worst paving job in the history of asphalt. There are many Jimmy Hoffa lumps and honestly it was probably better before they started messing with it.
May 31, 2011 at 02:49 PM
In the interest of not being too negative, I wrote a letter to the city ;).
It really makes no sense why cycling-related projects are often done so poorly when they use such minimal resources and receive so little pressure (i.e. - no cars/trucks tearing up the pavement).
No way would the same workers have done this crappy of a job if it were in the street -- no one would stand for it.
May 31, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Definitely still needs a lot of work and attention.
Krystal Megan |
May 31, 2011 at 10:33 PM
What's the timetable for completion of the trail and park in that area?
Michael H. |
June 01, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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