Sunday, October 30, 2011
Small Change Where 14th St Bridge Meets GW Trail
National Park Service had a bit of asphalt added to make this better
This is where the "off ramp" from the outbound 14th St Bridge trail/path meets the north-south GW Parkway trail. The NPS apparently realized that for cyclists the narrow "T" intersection was not working particularly well (which it wasn't) and added some asphalt to ease things.
By the way, in the above photo, it isn't that the cyclist (heading left-to-right) is incredibly fast so much as the camera is incredibly slow.
Looking south - extent of added asphalt more visible
It isn't clear if they are done adding turf or if there was some particular reason to add turf right next to the path, perhaps to make things safer/better for bikes that run off the trail?
I suppose they will put it back up, but I liked seeing the "dismount" sign this way