Thanks to MS for sending:
“On my way home Tuesday night, I saw a car driving south on the Metropolitan Branch trail. It almost hit several cyclists before it reached a bollard just south of NY Ave and reversed back up to Alethia Tanner Park.”
“any idea what’s going on here on the MBT? Looks like it’s being cleaned out and maybe rehabbed?”
PSA: I was riding my bike on the Metropolitan Branch Trail this afternoon when a group of teenage boys thought it would be hilarious to scream profanities and jump in front of my bike. Read More
A reader sends last night from the MBT: “Spotted on my walk home from city state.”
rendering via MRP Realty
Unclear if this is related to the flasher that has been reported in the Lincoln Park/Capitol Hill area. This morning around 6AM, I was walking on the Met Branch Trail near NoMa to get to the Metro station. As I went down the stairs from the trail to the Second Avenue entrance, Read More
Thanks to Alicia for sending:
“FYI, this is going to be inconvenient for a bit. Just posted by the MBT stairs to the metro.”
‘MBT Nightly Closure 11pm-7am Monday through Friday (8/12)’
From the Mayor’s Office on Saturday:
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the newest section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), between Brookland and Fort Totten. This new section closes a gap in the District’s pedestrian and bicycle network and represents a key milestone in the goal to complete the nearly 900-mile regional trail network.
“Washingtonians are eager to embrace new ways of using public space and new ways of getting around our city, and we’re proud that with the MBT, we’re delivering a space that is practical, safe, and that people truly enjoy using,” said Mayor Bowser. “As we continue investing in a multi-modal city that is more sustainable and less reliant on cars, we know that spaces like these will play a critical role in our transportation network.”
The new 0.8-mile trail is 11 feet wide, connects the Fort Totten Metro to the Brookland Metro, and provides North-South bicycle and pedestrian connectivity for Catholic University, Lamond Riggs, Queens Chapel, Manor Park, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The new trail features LED lighting, stormwater management facilities, wayfinding signage, and security cameras. Read More
Thanks to Eric for sending (and calling 911) around 6:15pm, this brush fire seen along the MBT at about W street. DC Fire and EMS responded quickly and put out the fire.