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Please join me for a chat at 1 p.m. We've got lots of traffic and transit issues in the news. Locally, we're getting new lanes on the Wilson Bridge, but what's next? And I'm already getting plenty of questions about transportation plans for Inauguration Day.

Both locally and nationally, people are talking about the potential benefits of a federal stimulus package that would focus on rebuilding our transportation system, among other things.

Who's got a good tip for people planning their holiday drives?

Here's a link to the discussion. If you'd like to submit a question or comment in advance, use this link.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 8, 2008; 10:02 AM ET
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As a follow-up to the chat, it would be great if you could run a piece identifying how to walk from DC to Virginia. Although you can walk on any of the 14th Street, Memorial, Roosevelt, or Key Bridges, where to find the relevant sidewalks and where they wind up is another story. Seems like only the Key Bridge is obvious on both sides.

Posted by: nashpaul | December 8, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Nashpaul: look at Google Earth (or Google Maps aerial view), or MSN maps. You can get a much better idea from there then any written directions.

Posted by: thetan | December 8, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

From Dr. Gridlock: For the Roosevelt Bridge walking route, take a look at this map from The Post's Commuter page:

We do think we should provide a lot more information and suggestions about ways to walk in and out of the inaugural area. I'll be working on some things for the newspaper and the blog.

On the Roosevelt Bridge route, my walking partner, Peter Owen, pointed out to me that it's difficult to discover the sidewalk route near the Kennedy Center that leads to the bridge. We saw no directional signs. He found it by trial and error.

Posted by: rtthomson1 | December 9, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

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