@capitsoc, I like your blogs, but I’m not entirely satisfied with the process you describe. This is supposed to be a public issue. It’s not why I’m a cyclist, it’s not why I came down to DC, it’s not why I’m using bikes, it’s not why I live here and raised my kids here and came here for a job. It’s not why anyone lives in Washington and travels by bike. So when I saw the coming ahead and looked it over, I had no idea it would get us where it got us. Please tell us this is a mistake that’s inexcusable, but they have a hand in this as well, so can explain more clearly how to resolve this issue.
Thanks for the great information, I’d like to go over some additional thoughts on the water depth for the Bayview trail.
As some others have mentioned in the comments below, I’m assuming you’re only interested in the water depth on the shoulder on the left (i.e. I don’t think you are really interested in depth for the shoreline bike trail – I suspect this is because you don’t ride on it too often.)
The bike trail intersects with the creek in two places (the final segment of the bike trail passes by the creek below City Hall) and, in my experience, the distance from the creek bottom to the top of the bike trail near the intersection of Redwood Drive is approximately one mile (the bike trail goes down the hill from City Hall and then up the ramp to a long walkway to get to the shoreline bike trail).
With the dredging last summer I now think the river on the shore side of the bike trail can reach near minimum depth, i.e. within the space that you commented. I also believe the banks that could be degraded over time will be hard enough to clean up on your own that the loss of the canoe landing will not be detrimental (it’s interesting that you took water. It seems there’s a stretch of the bike trail between Washington and Orange, around the Washington Reservoir, that has better water depth than the one at the other end).
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