Topics in Episode 144:
We talk with the Maryland Secretary of Transportation about access to bridges.
We look at the trail system in Anne Arundel County.
We meet the Maryland Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access.
We learn about The Purple Line in suburban Maryland.
We meet a pair of advocates in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The new span of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge includes a bike trail. The bridge carries I-95 over the Potomac River, connecting Alexandria, Virginia, with Prince George's County, Maryland. The original bridge, opened in 1961, had no provision for pedestrians and bicyclists. However, in the intervening decades planners became more aware of the importance of including pedestrians and bicyclists when designing facilities like this.