Maryland Delegate Bill Frick (D-Montgomery) read last week’s Breakfast Links, which included an item from Mount Pleasant ANC Commissioner Jack McKay. Currently, the Park Service opens the road at 7 pm. During Daylight Saving Time, it’s still light out. That means cars start zooming through the park while pedestrians and cyclists are still in the midst of enjoying the road. McKay recommended keeping Rock Creek’s Beach Drive closed to weekend traffic at least until dark.

That made sense to Frick. He wrote a letter to the Superintendent of Rock Creek Park, asking NPS to follow McKay’s suggestion. Yesterday, he forwarded it along, writing, “We have sent this letter to the Park Service, picking up on Mr. McKay’s comments as read on GGW.” We’ll see if NPS takes the suggestion.


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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Surface Transit. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions here are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.