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    Traffic Advisory (7 Month Closure between the P Street NW Ramp from Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway and Shoreham Drive NW)
    I find it annoying that the map does not have Shoreham Drive identified. I guess they assume everyone will know where that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    I find it annoying that the map does not have Shoreham Drive identified. I guess they assume everyone will know where that is.
    I was reluctant to post the link because the map didn't have Shoreham Drive on it and was uncertain if the map was depicting what DrP was describing. I hardly ever use this trail so my plan would be to try to Google Map around it, cry, try to Google Map around it again, get frustrated and then go somewhere else instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    Thank you!
    Interesting that ddot has the info but not the park. That detour doesn't look like fun for 7 months. They would be much better off closing a lane of the parkway for bikes & ped, but I know that is unlikely.
    At one of the first public meeting about this closure, someone asked about the possibility of using a traffic lane for ped/bike access instead of the posted detour on 19th Street. The Park Service said no, stating that drivers can't be expected to adjust to this type of temporary change in their driving patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCAKen View Post
    At one of the first public meeting about this closure, someone asked about the possibility of using a traffic lane for ped/bike access instead of the posted detour on 19th Street. The Park Service said no, stating that drivers can't be expected to adjust to this type of temporary change in their driving patterns.
    ???But drivers are asked to do it all the time for all the other detours they do. And they completely closed the road through the park for a similar length of time. Grrr.

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    This actually belongs in October. Still...

    This is a travel advisory for S. George Mason Drive, *northbound* from Four Mile Run Drive to Columbia Pike. This stretch is known for all the work & food trucks parked along the right (where else are residents of the apartment complexes going to park their work vehicles?). I have ridden this route over decades as a quick way home from the W&OD, well aware of the hazards of closing car traffic side by side, but something ominous is occurring. Many of those work trucks and cars have sustained *recent* damage, ranging from smashed side mirrors to severe sideswipe damage, getting worse with each recent ride.

    So, extra vigilance is advised. Be safe out there.

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    I bet the "issues" cited along S George Mason Drive (numerous vehicles hit) is just a sign of drivers doing bad driver things. Supposedly this stuff increases as light decreases each year. Along Walter Reed Drive, some over-achieving driver took out not one but two streetlights in one attempt. Pretty impressive given the distance between the light poles. Skills.

    And yes, be safe, bike-people.

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    The number of drivers who run into parked cars, buildings, etc., is mind boggling. Couple weeks ago a guy drove into a parked car across the street under a streetlight on a perfectly straight stretch of road. (I suspect speed and phone may have been factors...)

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