east capitol street and 11th street ne
Washington, District of Columbia

Saturday, 9/16 - Meet at Lincoln Park along 11th Street NE at 9 am.

Please RSVP if possible - contact Chris Carney at [email protected] or 202-237-0754.

Its traffic is infamous, and political pundits either applaud or deplore what goes inside it, but at least we have only one Capital Beltway. Original architects for our roadways envisioned three – the one we got, an Outer Beltway, and an Inner Loop encircling downtown---and linked to extensions of I-66 and I-95---all of which would have destroyed thousands of DC homes and radically disrupted the fabric of the District.

Join us for our bike tour of the once-proposed but long cancelled route of DC’s “Inner Loop Freeway.” Learn how a previous generation of activists fought against impossible odds, got Metro instead of miles of pavement, and saved vibrant communities from demolition for the “inner beltway.”

This event is the fourth in Sierra Club’s series of transportation and urban design tours in Washington, DC

Official Website: http://www.sierraclub.org/dc/sprawl/calendar/e077.html

Added by MetroDC-SierraClub on September 13, 2006