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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Where does that end up crossing I-66? Either that or can someone direct me to that thread? I do recall that thread but just gave up looking for it. I always have trouble with the organizational structure of this forum's posts.
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    In the not too distant future, Banneker Park will be closed as well, making 3 significant detours in a 3 ish mile stretch of the W&OD.

    I believe the following route will get you around all three detours. The crossing of Lee is at a light, but the crossing of Roosevelt/Sycamore involves turning right onto the major street and then left off of it. So this isn't a safe-and-comfortable route, but a route that could do for a confident commuter.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/6998...5dfacf!1m0!3e1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Where does that end up crossing I-66? Either that or can someone direct me to that thread? I do recall that thread but just gave up looking for it. I always have trouble with the organizational structure of this forum's posts.
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31131378

    You cross 66 at a pedestrian bridge. It takes you off the trail from a little after St Ann's on Custis to Brandmore Castle on W&OD.

    There's one short punchy hill heading west but I find this route very nice. Low traffic and so far drivers have been very accommodating with me at the crossing of Patrick Henry (I have a stop sign, they don't but I've always been waved through).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31131378

    You cross 66 at a pedestrian bridge. It takes you off the trail from a little after St Ann's on Custis to Brandmore Castle on W&OD.

    There's one short punchy hill heading west but I find this route very nice. Low traffic and so far drivers have been very accommodating with me at the crossing of Patrick Henry (I have a stop sign, they don't but I've always been waved through).
    They were asking about the unofficial 11th St detour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Where does that end up crossing I-66? Either that or can someone direct me to that thread? I do recall that thread but just gave up looking for it. I always have trouble with the organizational structure of this forum's posts.
    This is the detour segment westbound. If you scooch over to Fairfax at the first trail exit after Harrison, you can build up enough speed on Fairfax to make the hill up to Kensington pretty much a roller, and Kensington has no stop sign at the intersection with 11th, only 11th does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    In the not too distant future, Banneker Park will be closed as well, making 3 significant detours in a 3 ish mile stretch of the W&OD.

    I believe the following route will get you around all three detours. The crossing of Lee is at a light, but the crossing of Roosevelt/Sycamore involves turning right onto the major street and then left off of it. So this isn't a safe-and-comfortable route, but a route that could do for a confident commuter.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/6998...5dfacf!1m0!3e1
    How much of the trail in Banneker Park will be closed? All the way under Sycamore? If they stop the closure short of the trail spur to the dog-park lot, then that would be a more comfortable way to 16th/Columbia (it's usually the way I go now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    In the not too distant future, Banneker Park will be closed as well, making 3 significant detours in a 3 ish mile stretch of the W&OD.

    I believe the following route will get you around all three detours. The crossing of Lee is at a light, but the crossing of Roosevelt/Sycamore involves turning right onto the major street and then left off of it. So this isn't a safe-and-comfortable route, but a route that could do for a confident commuter.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/6998...5dfacf!1m0!3e1
    Eek! I definitely think that they should close I-66 to cars and let us use it from Rosslyn to mile 6 of the W&OD

    Thanks for all the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    How much of the trail in Banneker Park will be closed? All the way under Sycamore? If they stop the closure short of the trail spur to the dog-park lot, then that would be a more comfortable way to 16th/Columbia (it's usually the way I go now).
    All the way to the east side of Sycamore. The official detour will (almost certainly) to cross Sycamore at the light at 19th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    All the way to the east side of Sycamore. The official detour will (almost certainly) to cross Sycamore at the light at 19th.
    So as a FFX County resident, I don't pay too much attention to the goings-on in Arlington, but I just looked through the plans for the Banneker Park redesign. And their long term goal is to move the W&OD traffic outside the park? I mean, the official W&OD already technically goes down that hill on 19th/Tuckahoe to enter the park by the playground, but NO ONE actually goes that way. Does anyone know HOW they plan to shift W&OD through-traffic outside the park long-term? or is that just something they're saying for the NIMBYs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    So as a FFX County resident, I don't pay too much attention to the goings-on in Arlington, but I just looked through the plans for the Banneker Park redesign. And their long term goal is to move the W&OD traffic outside the park? I mean, the official W&OD already technically goes down that hill on 19th/Tuckahoe to enter the park by the playground, but NO ONE actually goes that way. Does anyone know HOW they plan to shift W&OD through-traffic outside the park long-term? or is that just something they're saying for the NIMBYs?
    Big expensive bridge, that's why it's a long-term plan.

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