Every so often, there's another story in the news about serious crashes and the resulting injuries between cyclists, joggers and even drivers on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.
On a recent Sunday, a jogger and cyclist were sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after colliding on the trail in Falls Church.
Even cars are occasionally creating havoc on the trail.
The trail is one of the recreational jewels of the Northern Virginia area — a multi-use, 44-mile pathway that stretches from Arlington to Purcellville. Named for the W&OD Railroad, which operated from 1859 to 1968, it's often jammed on the weekends, when you can expect to see cyclists, joggers, walkers, families, skateboarders, dogs and even horses on the trail.
Some see problems with joggers wearing earbuds who can't hear cyclists' warnings; others say cyclists are riding too fast or blowing through intersections.
What do you see as the main safety problem(s) on the trail? And what do you think can/should be done about it? Share your thoughts in the comments.
- Bicyclist Recovering From Serious Injuries After Hit and Run on W&OD Trail
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