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Old 12-20-2013, 02:26 AM
 
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If one wants to commute by bike to l'enfant plaza, is it easier from NOVA or from NW DC (Cleveland Park Area).

thanks in advance.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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nw. are you kidding? nova? get out of here. you want to risk
your life biking on 395 and crossing the 14th St bridge?



rofl who does that?
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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nw. are you kidding? nova? get out of here. you want to risk
your life biking on 395 and crossing the 14th St bridge?



rofl who does that?

Actually I do that all the time. There is a pedestrian sidewalk for bikes on the 395/14th St. bridge that connects the Mt. Vernon Bike Trail in NOVA to DC. Depending on where you live in NOVA vs. where you live in NW DC it differ on which is closer than the other. Go on google maps and use the bike/walk feature to determine exact distances. If you lived in Pentagon City over in Nova I would estimate it would take about 20-25 minutes to reach Lefant Plaza by bike. Most of the ride would be on bike trails!
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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^ I couldn't fade it. what if people are walking across?
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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^ I couldn't fade it. what if people are walking across?
Not sure I understand? If you are asking about passing other pedestrians or cyclists you would do it the same way you would on any other sidewalk, trail or road. Travel on the right (left if in England) and pass on the left. The sidewalk is extremely wide and separated by a wall from the auto traffic.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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^ ok. sorry. I was thinking about the northbound side on
the other bridge, meaning I wouldn't ride a bike there.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies. I've heard great things about the bike trail possibilities from, say Arlington / Balston into the city. If going to l'Enfant from NW DC, then it would be from up Connecticut, like Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Van Ness at the farthest. I'm aware that there are streets with bike lines closer down into the city. How soon could I pick up Rock Creek trail, for example, coming from up Connecticut Ave. That may be taking me in opposite direction anyway, from l'Enfant. Also, Connecticut would be quite up hill on the way home at night.

Nonetheless, A lot of people do this from either direction. Hoping to hear from more of you. Thanks Matt for your insight coming in from Virginia side.
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