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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: rootchopper on September 19, 2009, 07:55:09 pm

 
Title: Lower Potomac River Crossing
Post by: rootchopper on September 19, 2009, 07:55:09 pm
Greetings from Alexandria VA

As you may know the Potomac Heritage Route has a bit of a glitch caused by the lack of frequent ferries across the lower Potomac River.  The ferries are needed because there is no on-road bicycle crossing south of Alexandria near Washington DC.  This is also one reason why the Atlantic Coast Route goes through the DC area.  This could change if the Governor Nice Bridge north of Fredericksburg Virgina is modified to include a bike lane.  The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is planning to improve the bridge in the near future and is seeking comments.  If you're interested in giving the MDTA a nudge in the right direction you can tell them here:

http://www.mdta.maryland.gov/Nicebridge/nice_index.html

John Pickett