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Bike Ride DC Advisory

Bike Ride DC Advisory

This advisory comes to us from Cathy L. Lanier:

(Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public that the Bike Ride DC is scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the ride. The ride will begin at 7:30 am and end approximately at 12:00 pm. Street closings will begin at 6:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 12:00 pm, depending on prevailing conditions. Motorists should expect delays during the event. Bike DC is a celebration of bicycling or community and the Nation's Capital.

 

Street Closings

Crazy Backed Up Traffic On Rock Creek Parkway

Crazy Backed Up Traffic On Rock Creek Parkway

There was a ridiculous traffic back-up on Rock Creek Parkway this morning, headed in the direction of Maryland.

Check out this photo that I snapped while driving(apologies if they're not great).  This picture don't even really do the length of the back-up justice. 

It was a really, absurdly long line of bumper to bumper, presumably because of construction.

Were you stuck in that traffic this morning?  If you were...how bad was it?  

History Repeats Itself – except this Time, Broad Branch Road, NW will be Repaired and Reopened

We heard that the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is developing a plan to repair and reopen Broad Branch Road, NW which was closed last week as a safety precaution after a sinkhole developed in the roadway.  Engineers determined that a culvert for a creek had structurally failed, and that a further collapse of the roadway was imminent.   

Same thing happened to Klingle Road.

Rock Creek Parkway Construction Continues On

Rock Creek Parkway Construction Continues On

Okay, so I know it's been going on for a while now, but I'm becoming officially sick and tired of this Rock Creek Parkway construction. 

It feels as though the roadwork has been going on for years now, and every time I drive down Rock Creek it seems as though the area that they're working on has somehow expanded.

The amount of cones and construction markers that litter the road is insane, and cuts driving space in half.  

Is this construction starting to drive you nuts, like it is to me?  Is your commute taking a lot longer recently because of the construction?

Let us know.  Fill out our poll and sound off in our comments section below.

 

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

I'm sure many of you have already encountered After The Storm, as this certainly isn't breaking news, but I figured a video of the group was warranted.

Plus, we want to get your opinion on their musical abilities.

For those of you who don't know After The Storm, they are a group of four men, generally dressed in Washington Redskin jerseys, that sing old school DooWop music on Metro platforms to entertain people who are waiting on trains.

Check out the video above, taken at Metro Center, which features the group singing songs like "My Girl" and explaining why they always wear Redskin jerseys to perform.

What do you think about the group?  We want to know.

 

If You're Visiting the National Zoo.....Bring some Patience Along With You!

If You're Visiting the National Zoo.....Bring some Patience Along With You!

Traffic couldn't be any worse than it is this week in our city.  Lots of kids are off from school and parents are heading them to the zoo.  From early morning and until rush hour begins, Connecticut Avenue, NW has been backed up from Cleveland Park to the entrance of the zoo and getting there will take some extra time and patience.  We recommend taking Metro, getting off at either Cleveland Park or Woodley Park.  Both will get you there.  

 

 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with: