D.C. Biking Trail Remains Uncompleted 21 Years After First Envisioned

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Dec 20, 2013 5:00 am

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It’s unlikely the trail will ever be completed due to land ownership issues on the proposed route, which is a shame as the city is planning to build at least 10 new Metro stations to ease commuter congestion.

— Samantha Shankman

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Twenty-one years after plans were first devised — and seven years after D.C.’s bike master plan called for its completion — a planned eight mile bicycling and walking trail that may eventually connect Union Station and Silver Spring is still years away from being finished.

The District Department of Transportation on Tuesday said another calendar year is coming to a close without any progress toward the design and construction of the Metropolitan Branch Trail’s northern segment, from Catholic University to the Maryland border at Takoma Park.

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