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chris_s
05-16-2016, 12:11 PM
Today is the LAST DAY to comment on the Memorial Bridge Reconstruction. WABA is encouraging people to request dedicated bike infrastructure (http://www.waba.org/blog/2016/05/multi-modal-memorial-bridge/).

Here are my comments, if anyone wants to crib any of my text.

United States Code, Title 23, Chapter 2, Section 217 (23 USC 217), mandates that "bicycle transportation facilities and pedestrian walkways shall be considered, where appropriate, in conjunction with all new construction and reconstruction of transportation facilities, except where bicycle and pedestrian use are not permitted."

Memorial Bridge is a vital bicycle and pedestrian link in DC's transportation network. The existing sidepaths are over capacity at peak times of the day, while the car infrastructure is so overbuilt that it manages to enable SPEEDING, even during evening rush hour (see slide #8: http://www.virginiadot.org/PotomacRiverStudy.pdf)

As such, the reconstruction of Memorial Bridge should reconfigure the space on the bridge to include protected bike lanes, so that the existing sidepaths are available for pedestrians. This mode separation will improve safety and encourage walking and biking.

COMMENT HERE NOW (https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=72107)

ShawnoftheDread
05-16-2016, 01:38 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160516/0c21f43060dd2e1933ea7d3705074864.jpg

Done.


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dasgeh
05-16-2016, 02:47 PM
<Yes, but you actually have until the 19th>

ShawnoftheDread
05-16-2016, 03:44 PM
<Yes, but you actually have until the 19th>

There's more where that came from.

chris_s
05-16-2016, 04:17 PM
<Yes, but you actually have until the 19th>

I believe you're thinking of the Paved Trails Plan.

dasgeh
05-17-2016, 09:48 AM
I believe you're thinking of the Paved Trails Plan.

One page said the 19th. Three other pages said the 16th... Odd. They did close the website, which means you'd have to email. Most federal agencies accept all comments they receive.