Recently, CBS DC reported that Trail Rangers from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are monitoring the Metropolitan Branch Trail and other trails in the D.C. metro-area for safety.
According to the news source, the Trail Rangers program began operating in 2013, through a grant from the DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration. Those involved in the program work most weekdays, in an attempt to make trails safer for cyclists by assisting with flat tires and helping repair bikes that may not be operational.
Additionally, the Trail Rangers say that they serve an important role because they are seen on trials, which may help reduce muggings and assaults along pathways. “We tend to think that for a trail to be safe and popular it should have some people around at all times,” Garrett Hennigan, a coordinator for the WABA said, according to CBS DC.
In addition to the Metropolitan Branch Trail, the WABA monitors the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, the Marvin Gaye Trail and the Suitland Parkway Trail. For more information about the program, you can visit the WABA’s website by clicking here.
This sounds like a great program—we hope it helps reduce bicycle accidents and instances of assaults along the D.C. trails.
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