District Department of Transportation
“Field of Dreams…if you build it they will come. I think if you maintain it people will ride.” Those were the words of Andrew, one of the intrepid bikers WNEW reporter Kris Ankarlo crossed paths with while surveying the state of the District’s cycletracks Wednesday.
With 56 miles of bike lanes throughout the District of Columbia, motorists are bound to be tempted to park there once in awhile. But the District Department of Transportation is warning people, via Twitter, that it’s not a good idea.
Bike blogs, cycling organization websites and others picked up and commented on the fact that the Obamas were the first President and First Lady to walk on bike lanes during the traditional parade.
It’s no secret the Nats are playing at a strange time Wednesday – just strange enough of a time it could affect morning and afternoon rush hours. Be in the know about road closures, alternative methods of transportation, and how to avoid the mess altogether.
The District Department of Transportation will be conducting a series of bridge maintenance and safety inspections throughout the District between August 13 and August 30.