Trail Rangers To Patrol D.C. Bike Paths | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Trail Rangers To Patrol D.C. Bike Paths

Play associated audio
The Trail Rangers will patrol the Metropolitan Branch Trail and other bike paths in D.C.
D.C. Department of Transportation
The Trail Rangers will patrol the Metropolitan Branch Trail and other bike paths in D.C.

Starting next Monday, walkers and riders who use any of the bicycle and pedestrian trails in the District will be getting a helping hand.

If you're powerwalking or riding your bike on the Metropolitan Branch Trail next week and you're approached by a bicyclist wearing a bright green t-shirt that says "Rangers" on it. Don't worry—they're there to help.

"Basically what we're looking to do is improve trail conditions for everyone who's using [them], whether walking or biking," says Garrett Hennigan, who's with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association.

As part of a $100,000 D.C. grant, the group's Trail Rangers will patrol the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia Riverwalk and Suitland Parkway—in fact, they'll be present on all the trails managed by the city.

"We'll have riders out on the trail, morning rush hour, evening rush hour, seven days a week. Helping riders, answering questions and reporting maintenance problems. They'll be carrying trailers full of bike tools and everything they need to help a rider in distress, First Aid kits bike pumps," he says.

They'll even conduct cleanup days in an effort to give these neglected trails some much needed TLC, adds Hennigan.

NPR

Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
NPR

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
NPR

'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.
NPR

Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.