More bad news for those of us who commute to the District from Virginia via bicycle: With the end of the Rock Creek Trail construction in sight, National Park Service sent out a press release about imminent construction to the Humpback Bridge on the Mount Vernon Trail between the 14th Street Bridge and the Memorial Bridge. Eventually, all will be dandy, and I’m psyched about the planned bike/pedestrian tunnel to the Columbia Island Marina, which is a nice place to have a beer on summer evenings. You’ll just have to forgive me if I’m not reassured by the release’s statement that “Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained at all times.” Over the past few months, I’ve endured detours that take me the wrong way up one-way streets, through Georgetown, and most recently through a green-mulchy quagmire rat maze by Thompson Boat Center where I court death twice-daily. Please, NPS, don’t make it too hard on us two-wheelers when construction begins.

Apparently, the construction will affect cars as well.

You can download the press release here.

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