View Full Version : MVT Line Striping - 10/6

Tim Kelley
10-06-2011, 10:21 AM
From a NPS Tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/NPSGWMP/status/121967787567624192):

"On 10/6/11 there will be line striping on mt vernon bike trail near airport to 14st bridge"

10-06-2011, 11:47 AM
They actually did from the power plant in Old Town up to the airport yesterday.

It looks very nice in shiny bright yellow. Was it necessary? I personally didn't see a problem but I'm not complaining. Maybe some will be persuaded to stay on the correct side of the line.

Thanks to Park Service for the continuing improvements.

10-06-2011, 03:03 PM
There's a few spots now where some day-drunks rolled over the fresh paint and wiggled their way through the lanes.

10-06-2011, 04:34 PM
Next step: Educating people about what the lines mean. You'd think that people would understand, based on an analogy with roads. But apparently not. Many people assume that just because they are passing someone on their side of the trail, that they have right of way on the wrong side of the yellow line. If oncoming riders have to veer off, so be it.

On the other hand, I encountered an older fellow who seemed to think that he was not allowed to cross the yellow line at all, even when passing someone and when there was clearly no oncoming bike/pedestrian traffic in the other lane. That guy tried to squeeze past me in the lane without crossing the yellow line. (I was running at the time.) It was a long straightaway. I could see that there was no traffic in the other direction for at least 100 feet.

Sorry. I just get a little grumpy about trail etiquette or the lack thereof.