The Long, Forgotten Block
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.
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.
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