Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, requested safety improvements along the GW Parkway, Memorial Circle and Mt. Vernon Trail following concerns from constituents regarding numerous accidents involving cars, pedestrians and cyclists in recent months. As a result, NPS will begin to make the following improvements next week. They should be completed this fall.
- replacing many of the directional and regulatory signs in the Circle and on Memorial Bridge;
- installing rumble strips bumps to alert drivers before each of several specific crosswalk areas;
- painting directional arrows, information, and symbols directly onto the pavement to help drivers select proper lanes early; and
- moving one crosswalk area from where there are two lanes to where it is only one lane wide.
This is a positive move by Rep. Moran, who has often shown support to biking and trails in Virginia.