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Wilson Bridge MD-area bike routes
CREATED: 06/08/09 by racing2009 REPLIES: 2
racing2009's ravatar racing2009    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 36
Wilson Bridge MD-area bike routes
POSTED: 6/08/09 9:36 AM

The bike path along the Wilson Bridge opened this past weekend connecting Old Town Alexandria with the National Harbour site. Does anyone have good cue sheets for rides extending from National Harbour south or east?

Thanks. Jessica

lisalisadc's ravatar lisalisadc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 451
RE: Wilson Bridge MD-area bike routes
POSTED: 6/08/09 10:05 AM

Unfortunately, a direct and safe bike
path does not yet exist from the National Harbor to
the nearby communities of Oxon Hill, Tantallon, and
Ft. Washington. The Ntl. Harbour developers persuaded Prince Georges County to reroute the Potomac Heritage National Trail to a heavily congested and less desirable area near Oxon Hill Road. Instead of an idyllic trail along the Potomac, the proposed bicycle path will be on a busy corridor that is not easily accessible to the residential communities
of southern Prince Georges County. Once completed,
bicyclists will be forced to “share” the road with car and
truck traffic.

Despite the fact that the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge
costs over $2.5 billion, it lacks mass public transportation
options, such as, Metro or rail. When the new
bridge is completed, the number of vehicle lanes will
increase from 6 to 12 lanes. However, only one lane
on each span will be designated for High Occupancy
Vehicles (HOV) and buses. The new bridge remains
a drawbridge, which is an inconvenience for all travelers.
Cyclists and pedestrians on the bike trail of the
Woodrow Wilson Bridge will also have to stop and wait
on the bridge when the drawbridge is being opened.

But, check the Oxon Hill Bike Club website. They have great cue sheets for PG County.

nelsb7p0's ravatar nelsb7p0    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 441
RE: Wilson Bridge MD-area bike routes
POSTED: 6/08/09 12:16 PM

here's the article from sunday's paper, though I assume that's what sparked your question?

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