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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    BTW, I noticed that with the Memorial Bridge construction--they put the Jersey barriers inside the width of the trail, rather than at the outer edges. I try not to take these things personally, but jeez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    They already have about three quarters of the width fenced off, such that you really have to slow down or even stop to not hit tourists at the bottleneck. Not that I'm complaining if it keeps the riff-raff contained within 1600. That's what this is for, right?

    BTW, I noticed that with the Memorial Bridge construction--they put the Jersey barriers inside the width of the trail, rather than at the outer edges. I try not to take these things personally, but jeez.
    Duh! It just occurred to me the reason they will use all of Pennsylvania Avenue for the project is that it won't inconvenience any cars! If PA Ave was still open to cars they would have done it all by closing just the sidewalk and bike lane exactly like every other construction project in DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    Really? I will obey this sign when I see one that tells the drivers on Mt. Vernon Avenue to get out and push their cars over the bridge.
    I ride through there fairly often and, like you, I had not seen any reason to dismount and was wondering what the deal was... until the middle of the day the other day when there were suddenly a lot of workers under there blocking most of the trail doing construction of some sort (unclear what). And then, a few hours later... gone again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notinthe18 View Post
    I ride through there fairly often and, like you, I had not seen any reason to dismount and was wondering what the deal was... until the middle of the day the other day when there were suddenly a lot of workers under there blocking most of the trail doing construction of some sort (unclear what). And then, a few hours later... gone again!
    Perhaps the workers could put the signs out only when they are working under the bridge? BTW, someone Lumberjacked the east sign.
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    Tree down blocking the spur to the trail that goes under the Humpback Bridge. The loop off of Humpback can be used to get around it. I guess the desire path is currently undesirable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notinthe18 View Post
    I ride through there fairly often and, like you, I had not seen any reason to dismount and was wondering what the deal was... until the middle of the day the other day when there were suddenly a lot of workers under there blocking most of the trail doing construction of some sort (unclear what). And then, a few hours later... gone again!
    Ditto. When the crew is on site (at unpredictable times) they tend to be all over the trail. Sightlines under the bridge are limited anyway, and with reduced space and people moving around, the warning is fair.

    Literally nobody obeys the signs and dismounts, but it does warrant slowing down. If workers are there, they'll happily wave you through.

    Agree, it would be nice if the signs were turned away when not relevant.

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    [QUOTE=Steve O;192696]lum-ber-jack

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    1. move or remove or otherwise change a human-created, absurd trail/sidewalk/road obstruction in order to convenience fellow non-car users

    Riding to the DC United game last night, it looked like someone already moved them a bit. You can see the dead grass where they sat for so long, and the linking mechanisms for some of them had been lifted but not reattached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    riding to the dc united game last night, it looked like "someone" already moved them a bit. You can see the dead grass where they sat for so long, and the linking mechanisms for some of them had been lifted but not reattached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    lum-ber-jack

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    1. move or remove or otherwise change a human-created, absurd trail/sidewalk/road obstruction in order to convenience fellow non-car users

    Riding to the DC United game last night, it looked like someone already moved them a bit. You can see the dead grass where they sat for so long, and the linking mechanisms for some of them had been lifted but not reattached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhappy_onabike View Post
    ftfy
    Mr. Happy must be very strong for his size because those Jersey barriers are completely gone now.

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