Thursday, January 24, 2013
Meeting set for 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday.
The National Park Service is hosting an open house Thursday evening to solicit feedback on a proposed shared-use path realignment project at Glen Echo Park. The meeting will focus on an improvement project proposed for the 800-foot length of the shared-use path that falls on National Park Service property near Glen Echo park and the Clara Barton National Historic Site. The project is part of Montgomery County's plan to improve bikeways and paths along MacArthur Boulevard. According to the WashCycle, the path "would be relocated from MacArthur Boulevard to NPS property, where it would parallel MacArthur Boulevard from Oxford Road along the northeastern edge of the Clara Barton National Historic Site parking lot. Heading southeast, the path …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Accident happened near Sangamore Road and MacArthur Boulevard.
A passenger was seriously injured in a Friday morning car collision near MacArthur Boulevard and Sangamore Road, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Responders were dispatched at 9:14 a.m., according to MCFRS spokeswoman Beth Anne Nesselt. A driver and a passenger in one of the vehicles, both adult males, were transported to the hospital, Nesselt said. The passenger suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was considered a trauma patient, Nesselt said. The driver was transported for an evaluation. The driver of the second vehicle declined transport to the hospital, Nesselt said.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Local law enforcement has issued a large number of parking tickets between Old Angler's Inn and Clara Barton Parkway.
Hiking on the trails near Great Falls Park can be an opportunity to enjoy nature, but cars parked illegally in the area are a cause for concern for local law enforcement. Officers from the 1st District of the Montgomery County Police Department are responding to many cars that are parked illegally on the shoulder of MacArthur Boulevard between Old Angler’s Inn and Clara Barton Parkway, said Officer Chris Winkler, who patrols the area. The cars — which are usually parked to go to Great Falls Park and its surrounding trails — are blocking the shoulders of the road causing a serious hazard for bikers and rescue vehicles, Winkler added. “It’s really becoming a problem because the cars are taking up the shoulder and the bike lane and Fire and …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Officers from the 1st District reviewed bicycle laws, safety measures and expectations for cyclists on roads in the county.
When competitive cyclist, Evelin Egizi rides on MacArthur Boulevard it is often a fight for the road — a battle between cyclists and impatient drivers where the motor vehicles often have the upper hand, she said. “My motto is ‘if it’s not safe [for cars] to pass [cyclists] — don’t,” said Egizi, who has been an accomplished cyclist for about 30 years. “There are impatient drivers out there that need to slow down. We are humans. I’ve seen dogs in the road get more respect than I do.” On Monday evening, Egizi and other local cyclists had an opportunity to meet with officers from the 1st District of the Montgomery County Police Department to express their concerns with bicycle safety on certain roads in the area, including MacArthur Boulevard …