03-01-2013, 02:44 PM
The point many have made in this thread is that the bike trail is far from "perfectly good" and in fact is not even "good enough".
Originally Posted by baiskeli
03-01-2013, 03:01 PM
I don't think you could convince the NPS of that though.
Originally Posted by Drewdane
03-05-2013, 08:37 AM
FYI-I spoke to Nps and they took a look at the barriers and plan to move them away from the trail to give a bit more space.
03-14-2013, 08:02 AM
They finally did move the barriers back from the trail yesterday.
03-14-2013, 08:19 AM
Hum.... I think a number of cyclists helped move the barriers back. Every time I go by they are in a different configuration. Gap opened to allow cyclists; cap closed to block cyclists; cap opened to allow cyclists.
Meanwhile, with the increase in temperature has resulted in an increase of bike traffic, the double 90 become increasingly dangerous and harrowing.
03-14-2013, 08:50 AM
It would be OK if they would straighten out the double 90s here:
We could then merge with traffic until we get to the bridge that goes over the GW parkway.
03-14-2013, 08:54 AM
I've noticed this daily reconfiguration too while riding home. I've been tempted to stop and open up the gap a bit myself now and then but always end up just riding past.
Originally Posted by rcannon100
**I'm not advocating or suggesting that anyone mess with official NPS traffic control devices**, but I think they're just the water-weighted kind with a little plug at the bottom: Open the plug, drain some water and they shouldn't weigh more than a fully loaded pannier.
My disclaimer notwithstanding, I think they're awful and would love to see them moved.
03-14-2013, 09:31 AM
The thread title always make me laugh and think about how lately a combination of the wind and my legs have been the biggest speed control barrier! Seriously, from 14th St. to Rosslyn is supposed to be the easy part of my ride home, not the hard part.
Maybe the guy making the art garden at the top of the ramp will take one of the barriers for up there?