A recent tweet by someone about using a power line ROW as a trail in Reston and a comment from Richard Layman about how Exelon is more open to allowing bicycle access to its ROW got me thinking about what possibilities there are for power line trails in the area. Below is a map I made of some power lines ROWs in Maryland. There are certainly more, and each blue marker represents a spot where the ROW continues, but you can tie a lot of areas, and a lot of trails, together if these ROWs could be used for bike trails.
This is not meant to be a statement in favor of the merger, BTW. And I understand that soome of these ROWs pass through denser areas or over golf courses or such. But still, one can dream.
Also, there's are other power line ROWs, like one that goes from I-95, through Bowie and then south, that I didn't add to this.