Author Topic: Atlantic Coast Route - Dangerous Bollards installed  (Read 791 times)

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Offline rootchopper

Atlantic Coast Route - Dangerous Bollards installed
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:38:00 pm »
The Atlantic Coast route uses the Mount Vernon Trail bewteen Washington DC and Mount Vernon.  About 7.5 miles south of DC, the route passes under the enormouse Woodrow Wilson Bridge.  Recently a number of bollards have been placed across the path. These bollards are black and spaced quite closely together.  Three of them are at the base of a hill. 

See http://rootchopper.blogspot.com/2012/06/woodrow-wilson-bridge-bollard-farm.html for more details. 


Offline cgarch

Re: Atlantic Coast Route - Dangerous Bollards installed
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 05:14:59 pm »
That . . is ugly. Painting them black is patently stupid. One thing to consider when you encounter a bollard installation that is questionable - check to see if it is 36 inches clear between the bollards. This is the minimum ADA clearance required by law. If it isn't you have a great case to make them remove them and install something easier to get through. I used this on Sonoma County (CA) to get them to fix 3 badly spaced bollards. They simply took the middle one out. ADA compliance is a great way to get pathways fixed for everyone.