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Thread: Bridge out on Wayne Andersen Bikeway (IE the trail in 4MR park in Alexandria)

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    Default Bridge out on Wayne Andersen Bikeway (IE the trail in 4MR park in Alexandria)

    The bridge over the creek on the trail that runs through 4MR park in ALX (parallel to the 4MRT, but on the Alexandria side) is closed to all, with fences and cones - there is a significant hole in the bridge that is easily visible)

    Bypasses are either the streets or the 4MRT. The parallel nature trail in the park is open, but do note that is normally off limits to people on bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    The parallel nature trail in the park is open, but do note that is normally off limits to people on bikes.
    I did not know this. I ride on it all the time. Is there signage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    I did not know this. I ride on it all the time. Is there signage?
    As do I. I do not remember *any* "no bike" signage.

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    The couple times I have ridden it since it opened there were no "no bikes" signs. That doesn't mean they are permitted or that signs aren't there now. That trail is rather narrow for both bikes and pedestrians, but with the other bridge out, Alexandria should mark it as a permissible detour.

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    There is no signage to indicate that bikes should not use the wetlands trail. However, as noted it is narrow






    and with the bridge closed between the softball and baseball fields, it will likely be much more crowded. Good trail etiquette would be suggested while using the trail.



    Meanwhile, the City has indicated that detour signs are scheduled to be put in place.

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    At least there's a really useful bollard to keep all the cars out.
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    (not scooters and dogs, though, apparently)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    At least there's a really useful bollard to keep all the cars out.
    I thought of you when that one was installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    At least there's a really useful bollard to keep all the cars out.
    Well, the bollard didn’t do its job. Just after the trail was finished, a contractor drove his truck on the permeable surface. A section of the trail had to be reinstalled to repair the damage
    Last edited by CaseyKane50; 08-17-2021 at 03:05 PM. Reason: Too many quotes

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    Well, the bollard didn’t do its job. Just after the trail was finished, a contractor drove his truck on the permeable surface. A section of the trail had to be reinstalled to repair the damage
    Maybe instead of the useless bollard, they should try better signage. I know, crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    As do I. I do not remember *any* "no bike" signage.

    I seem to recall one when the nature trail opened. I didn't stop to check on Sunday. I did dismount when passing some pedestrians.

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