Photo by Rootchopper
From the "better late than never" department:
Until recently, there were stop signs on the Mt. Vernon Trail at a ramp from the GW Parkway that has been closed for many years (meaning there is actually no cross-traffic to stop for). Nonetheless, NPS police officers were apparantly watching it and giving out warnings to cyclists who ignored the stop signs.
As a result of complaints about this enforcement, there was a meeting between bike advocates, Jon James - the Parkway Supervisor, the Parkway's safety officer and a Parkway official involved with trail redevelopment at the Ramp to Nowhere. They all agreed the stop signs were superfluous, and so Mr. James removed one of the signs immediately. The other one proved to be too difficult to pull out without tools, so a work order was placed to remove the remaining stop sign. They also placed plastic jersey barriers on the east side of the trail to keep cars from inadvertantly crossing it.
Thank you NPS.