Here’s a side effect of the government shutdown that never occured to me- a popular bike trail, used heavily by bike commuters, is shut down because it’s managed by the National Park Service, which has had to shut down all National Parks.
The Capital Crescent Trail is the most heavily-used rail-trail in the United
States, with over a million users a year.
Apparently a lot of bicyclists aren’t letting a chain across the trail deter them and they’re just going around it to continue to use the trail.
DC Streetsblog has the story.