The Long, Forgotten Block

Kyra DeBlaker-Gebhard

South of East Capitol and just under the Southeast Freeway, I ride along a stretch of road that I call the forgotten block.

The block begins on 4th Street SE at I Street SE with a collection of sand and loose gravel and ends at K Street SE with a large pothole. Despite the city's work on surrounding blocks, this block is filled with multiple potholes, loose gravel, broken glass and general bike riding dangers.


The block. (Photo by Kyra DeBlaker-Gebhard)

My alternate route involves a bumpy sidewalk detour, and I would recommend the same for others.

Consider this post a test to see if the District powers that be will repave the street and a restore a biker's hopes that her tires will survive a trip to the park.

Now, if I could just do something about the steel plates that cover the intersection of 4th Street SE and Tingey Street SE.

By Kyra DeBlaker-Gebhard  |  May 6, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  | Category:  Kyra DeBlaker-Gebhard
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