Don't tease me with this Massachusetts!
- Zoning hearings are another opportunity to push for a bike friendly DC.
- DDOT says that they will, in fact, connect the new 11th Street Bridge to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Hooray. "DDOT will build a temporary path connecting to the existing path (which links directly to Good Hope Rd and the Riverwalk Trail). This is a temporary solution because DC Water will be working on the site long term as part of the Clean Rivers Project. When finished, DC Water will build a permanent ADA-compliant trail in its place."
- A bike/ped bridge over the railroad tracks in Rockville may not be replaced due to high costs that designers blame on ADA compliance. The original bridge, built in 1973 had to be closed in 2010 and removed in 2011 because it failed a structural integrity inspection. Public officials say that the $1.19 million price tag, a budget shortfall and the limited use of the old bridge make it a poor use of money. "The bridge is about a quarter mile from two other railroad crossings, and it does not connect to bike lanes." A half mile is a long way to walk.
- Which muscles do you use when biking?