At-Large Councilmember Kwame Brown is joining Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) to oppose spending DC money to rebuild Klingle Road, the high-speed bypass through Rock Creek Park that we’ve done without for 17 years. City Desk calls the issue dead, as Brown, Cheh, and Alexander outnumber pro-highway Councilmembers Graham and Bowser on the relevant committee. Now can we reroute some of that money to make a walking and biking trail in that part of the park?

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). 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 in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.