Join Me at Noon For Online Chat
Our weekly gathering to discuss local traffic and transit is at noon today. The two big topics I've been hearing about during the past week are the Red Line -- still -- and the new traffic configuration on the Beltway's outer loop at the Eisenhower Connector.
Our discussion is never limited to a couple of topics. Travelers have a wide range of interests that include best vacation routes, solutions to local traffic congestion and how to provide more transit options. Walkers and bikers are welcome, too.
I've got a letter from a biker I'm hoping to get some help with. Jodi Williams of Alexandria writes: "I started riding my bicycle once or twice a week from my home along Franconia Road to my office in Georgetown this May (14 miles each way). Until recently, that is. The pedestrian/bicycle passageway at the Eisenhower Avenue connector has been closed for construction associated with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project.
"I've considered riding to Van Dorn, but that adds many miles to my route, and it would be risking my life to ride through the Telegraph Road/Beltway interchange. Do you have any suggestions about how to safely get from Franconia Road to the Mount Vernon Trail without adding significant mileage or major dangers to my ride?"
If things go as usual, I'll probably start off our noon discussion by asking you for some suggestions about this and other problems people are having in getting around. Use this link to read the discussion. And use this one if you'd like to submit a question or comment in advance.
July 20, 2009; 10:00 AM ET
Categories: Biking , Driving , Safety , transit | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, online discussion
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